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Zulily Sells to Liberty Interactive for $2.4 Billion

August 18, 2015

Cooley advised zulily on its $2.4 billion sale to Liberty Interactive, parent company of QVC.

Zulily is an e-commerce flash-sales site. Liberty Interactive owns interests in subsidiaries and other companies that are primarily engaged in the video and digital commerce industries.

Zulily has been a Cooley client since its formation in 2009. The founders of zulily, Mark Vadon and Darrell Cavens, came from Cooley client BlueNile, which Mark Vadon also founded. In 2013, Cooley took zulily public.

The team advising zulily on its sale to Liberty included John Robertson, Alan Hambelton, Julia Conway, Colleen Burns, Brian Woodard, Frederick Baron, Lois Voelz, Barbara Mirza, Mark Tanoury, Jamie Leigh, Kevin King, Danish Hamid, Karen Tsai and Mike Tollini.

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Barbara Mirza
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
John Robertson
Partner in Charge – Seattle, Seattle
Alan Hambelton
Partner, Seattle
Colleen Badgley
Partner, Seattle
Brian Woodard
Paralegal Specialist, Seattle
Frederick Baron
Senior Counsel, Palo Alto
Lois Voelz
Senior Counsel, Palo Alto
Mark Tanoury
Partner, Palo Alto
Jamie Leigh
Partner, San Francisco
Kevin King
Partner, Washington, DC
Karen Tsai
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Michael Tollini
Partner, Washington, DC

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Zulily $253 Million Initial Public Offering

November 25, 2013

Seattle – Cooley advised zulily on its $253 million initial public offering. Zulily is a flash sales website that targets moms and their children. The company now trades on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol "ZU."

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Alan Hambelton
Partner, Seattle
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Vice Chair, Palo Alto
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Partner, Palo Alto
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Senior Counsel, San Diego
Mark Windfeld-Hansen
Senior Counsel, Palo Alto
Brian Woodard
Paralegal Specialist, Seattle

Accolade – $254 Million IPO

July 2, 2020

Cooley advised Accolade on its $253.6 million initial public offering of 11,526,134 shares of common stock, including full exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares. Accolade, whose securities now trade on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “ACCD,” is a healthcare technology company that provides personalized healthcare services and benefits solutions to employees using a range of technologies. Partners John Robertson and Alan Hambelton led the Cooley team.

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John Robertson
Partner in Charge – Seattle, Seattle
Alan Hambelton
Partner, Seattle
Colleen Badgley
Partner, Seattle
Brian Woodard
Paralegal Specialist, Seattle
Phoebe Huang
Associate, Seattle
Blake Martell
Partner, San Francisco

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Molecular Partners – $64 Million IPO

June 16, 2021

Cooley advised Molecular Partners on its $63.75 million initial public offering of 7,000,000 American depositary shares. Molecular Partners, whose securities now trade on the Nasdaq Global Select Market  under the symbol MOLN, is a clinical-stage biotech company developing a new class of custom-built protein drugs known as DARPin therapeutics. Partners Div Gupta, Ryan Sansom, Brandon Fenn and John Robertson led the Cooley team.

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Partner, New York
Ryan Sansom
Partner, Boston
Brandon W. Fenn
Partner, New York
John Robertson
Partner in Charge – Seattle, Seattle

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Accolade – $288 Million Convertible Notes Offering

March 25, 2021

Cooley advised Accolade on its offering of $287.5 million principal amount of 0.50% convertible senior notes due 2026. Accolade, whose securities trade on the Nasdaq Global Select Market  under the symbol ACCD, is a provider of personalized, technology-enabled solutions that help people to understand, navigate and utilize the healthcare system and their workplace benefits.Partners Mischi a Marca, Alan Hambelton, John Robertson, and Jason Savich led the Cooley team.

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Partner, San Francisco
Alan Hambelton
Partner, Seattle
John Robertson
Partner in Charge – Seattle, Seattle
Jason Savich
Partner, San Francisco
Timothy Nguyen
Special Counsel, San Francisco
Anthony Hajj
Associate, New York
Matthew S. Scarano
Associate, San Diego
Phoebe Huang
Associate, Seattle
Brian Woodard
Paralegal Specialist, Seattle

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Chambers USA: Corporate/M&A – Washington (2020 – 2023)

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Legal 500 US: M&A/Corporate and Commercial – Venture Capital and Emerging Companies (2015)

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