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AGS Announces Definitive Agreement to Be Acquired by Brightstar Capital Partners for $1.1 Billion

May 9, 2024

Cooley advised PlayAGS, a global gaming supplier of high-performing slots, tables and interactive products, on its definitive agreement to be acquired by the affiliates of Brightstar Capital Partners for $1.1 billion.

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Miguel J. Vega
Partner, Boston
Steve Przesmicki
Partner, San Diego
David Silverman
Partner, New York
Natalie D. Vernon
Associate, Colorado
Luke X. Blackett
Associate, San Francisco
Rachel Shapiro
Associate, Colorado
Barbara Mirza
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Alexander Ellebracht
Associate, Palo Alto
Alexandra Leavy
Associate, New York
Peter Adams
Partner, San Diego
Megan Browdie
Partner, Washington, DC
Thomas Connors
Partner, Boston
Kevin Cooper
Partner, New York
Ross Eberly
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Patrick Flanagan
Partner, New York
Todd Gluth
Partner, San Diego
Kristopher Kleiner
Special Counsel, Colorado
Jacquelyn Burke
Special Counsel, Boston
Christine Graham
Special Counsel, London
Stella Sarma
Special Counsel, Brussels
Karen Tsai
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Alexis Guillermo Buz
Associate, San Diego
James Christopher
Associate, Boston
Joshua Elefant
Associate, Palo Alto
Jimmy Gilligan
Associate, Boston
Katie Kaufman
Associate, Washington, DC
Rachel F. Katz
Associate, New York
Allison Kutner
Associate, New York
Kyrsten Lundh
Associate, San Diego
Joe Mandry
Associate, San Diego
Sangitha Palaniappa
Associate, Palo Alto
María Álvarez Requejo Heredero
Associate, Brussels
Sarah Buchik
Associate, New York

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Senti Biosciences Sells Certain Assets to Celadon Partners

August 14, 2023

Cooley advised Senti Biosciences, a biotechnology company, on its sale of certain assets – including its manufacturing facility and chemistry, manufacturing, and controls capabilities – to Celadon Partners.

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Maureen Nagle
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Luke X. Blackett
Associate, San Francisco
Chrystal Cantrelle
Associate, Washington, DC
Rena Kaminsky
Special Counsel, Palo Alto
Freddy Yip
Associate, Hong Kong
Peter Crain
Special Counsel, Reston
Alanna B Zuchelli
Associate, Reston
Ross Eberly
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Marya Postner
Partner, Palo Alto
Helen Luu
Associate, Palo Alto
Aric Wu
Partner, New York
Rachel Thorn
Partner, New York
Barbara Mirza
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Christopher Kimball
Partner, Washington, DC
Dee Bansal
Partner, Washington, DC
Natasha Leskovsek
Of Counsel, Washington, DC
Stacey A. Bradford
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
J. Brian Stalter
Special Counsel, New York
Annie Froehlich
Partner, Washington, DC
Amanda Pacheco
Associate, Palo Alto
Zack Gong
Associate, Shanghai
Nicholas Balenger
Associate, Reston
Rachel Boyce
Associate, San Francisco
Ajay Athavale
Associate, San Francisco
Sarah Oliai
Associate, Washington, DC
Leina Verrier
Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Patricia Myers
Paralegal Specialist, Colorado

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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.

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Chadwick Mills
Partner, San Francisco
Charlie Kim
Partner, San Diego
Anitha Anne
Associate, San Francisco
Barbara Mirza
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Xander Lee
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Joshua Mates
Partner, San Francisco
Phil Mitchell
Partner, New York
Brad Goldberg
Partner, New York
Peter Adams
Partner, San Diego
Lauren Creel
Partner, Palo Alto
Koji Fukumura
Partner, San Diego
Patrick Gibbs
Partner, Palo Alto
David Peinsipp
Partner, San Francisco
Barbara Borden
Partner, San Diego
David Navetta
Partner, Colorado
Patrick Van Eecke
Partner, Brussels
Shannon Eagan
Partner in Charge – Palo Alto, Palo Alto
Darren DeStefano
Partner, Reston
Francis Wheeler
Partner, Colorado
Thomas Welk
Senior Counsel, San Diego
Natasha Leskovsek
Of Counsel, Washington, DC
Dani Nazemian
Special Counsel, San Diego
Jennifer Shanley
Special Counsel, New York
Jacquelyn Burke
Special Counsel, Boston
Karen Tsai
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Miriam Petrillo
Partner, Chicago
Andrew Nelms
Associate, San Francisco
David D. Kim
Associate, San Francisco
Lawrence Traylor
Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Dionne A. Thomas
Associate, San Diego
Nathaniel Hearn Jr.
Associate, Chicago
Valerie Sapozhnikova
Associate, Los Angeles Downtown
Eileen Leman
Associate, Los Angeles Downtown
Kelly McCormick
Associate, San Francisco
Mor Agam
Associate, New York
Allison Kutner
Associate, New York
Madison (JJ) Meng
Associate, San Francisco
Rebecca Siegel
Associate, San Francisco
Rachel F. Katz
Associate, New York
Mari Dugas
Associate, Washington, DC
Megan Drill
Associate, San Diego
Amanda Pacheco
Associate, Palo Alto
Kristin R. Marshall
Associate, Washington, DC
John T. Stellini
Associate, Palo Alto
Luke X. Blackett
Associate, San Francisco

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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.

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Ben Beerle
Partner, San Francisco
Bryan Berman
Special Counsel, Colorado
Luke X. Blackett
Associate, San Francisco
Rachel Boyce
Associate, San Francisco
Megan Drill
Associate, San Diego
Joshua Elefant
Associate, Palo Alto
Todd Gluth
Partner, San Diego
Charles Haley
Partner, Palo Alto
Austin Holt
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Kristopher Kleiner
Special Counsel, Colorado
Joshua Mates
Partner, San Francisco
Michelle Garcia Schulman
Partner, Reston
Karen Tsai
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Erin Wright
Associate, San Francisco

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Blockdaemon Acquires Sepior

July 27, 2022

Cooley advised Blockdaemon, an institutional-grade blockchain infrastructure company, on its acquisition of Sepior, a data and digital asset security company focused on institutional-grade cryptographic key management and protection. Special counsel Claudia Torres led the Cooley team advising Blockdaemon.

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Claudia Torres
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Luke X. Blackett
Associate, San Francisco
Erin Wright
Associate, San Francisco
Mary Maher Lewis
Special Counsel, Reston
Todd Gluth
Partner, San Diego
Anisha Mohin
Associate, New York
Anders Fernstrom
Associate, Reston
Miriam Petrillo
Partner, Chicago
David Walsh
Partner, Reston
Christopher Hutter
Partner, Reston
Carly E. Gibbons
Associate, Chicago
Len Jacoby
Partner, New York
Allison Kutner
Associate, New York
Randy Sabett
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Bomin Kim
Associate, New York
Andrew Bae
Associate, Washington, DC
Ehijele Olumese
Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Rachel F. Katz
Associate, New York
Ida Mahmoudi
Associate, San Francisco

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