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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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Freshworks Agrees to Acquire Device42

May 3, 2024

Cooley advised Freshworks (Nasdaq: FRSH), a company that creates artificial intelligence-boosted business software for IT, customer support, sales, and marketing teams to make them more efficient and deliver more value for immediate business impact, on its agreement and plan of merger with D42 Parent (Device42), pursuant to which Freshworks – through its wholly owned subsidiary, Doppler Merger Sub –will acquire all of the outstanding equity interests of Device42 for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $230 million.Cooley advised Freshworks (Nasdaq: FRSH), a company that creates artificial intelligence-boosted business software for IT, customer support, sales, and marketing teams to make them more efficient and deliver more value for immediate business impact, on its agreement and plan of merger with D42 Parent (Device42), pursuant to which Freshworks – through its wholly owned subsidiary, Doppler Merger Sub –will acquire all of the outstanding equity interests of Device42 for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $230 million.

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ChrysCapital Closes Largest Continuation Fund in India, Maintaining Stake in NSE

May 2, 2024

Cooley advised ChrysCapital, a top India-focused private equity firm, on the close of its oversubscribed $700 million continuation fund and general partner-led secondary transaction to purchase and sell its stake in the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) with two of the world’s leading secondary fund investors. The landmark transaction is the largest of its kind in India and ranks among the largest in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Partner in Charge – Singapore, Singapore
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Partner, Washington, DC
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Associate, London
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Hootsuite to Acquire Talkwalker

April 8, 2024

Cooley advised Hootsuite, a global leader in social media management, on its definitive agreement to acquire Talkwalker, a top artificial intelligence-powered social listening solution.

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Sazerac Agrees to Acquire BuzzBallz

March 20, 2024

Cooley advised Sazerac, one of the world’s largest distilled spirits companies, on its agreement to acquire BuzzBallz, a woman-owned and family-operated distillery, winery and brewery in Texas.

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