ACELYRIN Announces Pricing of Upsized Initial Public Offering
May 15, 2023
Cooley advised Acelyrin, INC., a late-stage biopharmaceutical company, in its $621 million initial public offering, the second-largest biotechnology IPO and largest clinical-stage biotechnology IPO ever.
Structure Therapeutics – $185.3 Million IPO
February 9, 2023
San Francisco – February 9, 2023 – Cooley advised Structure Therapeutics, a clinical-stage global biopharmaceutical company, on its $185.3 million initial public offering, including the full exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional American depositary shares. Lawyers Charlie Kim, Patrick Loofbourrow, Andrew Harline and Su Lian Lu led the Cooley team.
The offering marks the first sizable US life sciences IPO this year. Structure Therapeutics will use the proceeds to develop new oral therapies for the treatment of various diseases, including those impacting the metabolic, cardiovascular and pulmonary systems. Its lead product candidate targets Type 2 diabetes and obesity.
Structure Therapeutics aims to develop and deliver novel oral therapeutics to treat a wide range of chronic diseases with unmet medical needs. Its differentiated technology platform leverages structure-based drug discovery and computational chemistry expertise, enabling it to build a pipeline of product candidates. The company currently focuses on G-protein-coupled receptors as a therapeutic target class.
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Dropbox Acquisition of FormSwift
December 16, 2022
Cooley advised Dropbox on its acquisition of FormSwift, a cloud-based service that provides individuals and businesses solutions to create, edit and save critical business forms and agreements. Dropbox is a collaboration platform transforming how people work together – from the smallest business to the largest enterprise. Lawyers Ben Beerle, Kassendra Galindo, Luke Blackett and Erin Wright led the Cooley team advising Dropbox.
Kredivo Agrees to SPAC Merger With VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings II
August 4, 2021
Cooley advised FinAccel, the parent of artificial intelligence-enabled digital consumer credit platform Kredivo, on its agreement to merge with VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings II (VPCB), a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) sponsored by Victory Park Capital (VPC), which will result in Kredivo becoming a publicly traded company on Nasdaq. Partners Ferish Patel, Matthew Bartus, Rama Padmanabhan and Will Cai led the Cooley team advising FinAccel on the transaction, which marks the largest fintech deSPAC transaction in Asia.
Zoom to Acquire Five9 for $14.7 Billion
July 23, 2021
Cooley advised Zoom Video Communications on its agreement to acquire Five9, a leading provider of the intelligent cloud contact center, in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $14.7 billion. Jamie Leigh, Ben Beerle, Anne Lieberman and Jon Avina led the Cooley team advising Zoom on the transaction.