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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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Charlie Kim
Partner, San Diego
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Partner, Singapore
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Partner in Charge – Singapore, Singapore
Su Lian Lu
Special Counsel, Los Angeles Santa Monica
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Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Jie Zhang
Partner, Hong Kong
Phil Mitchell
Partner, New York
Aaron Pomeroy
Partner, Colorado
Carlos Ramirez
Partner, San Diego
Ryan Blair
Partner, San Diego
Joshua Mates
Partner, San Francisco
Mark Ballantyne
Partner, Reston
Nicola Squire
Partner, London
Francis Wheeler
Partner, Colorado
Will Cai
Partner, Hong Kong
Thomas Welk
Senior Counsel, San Diego
Natasha Leskovsek
Of Counsel, Washington, DC
Dani Nazemian
Special Counsel, San Diego
Randy Sabett
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Bin Wang
Special Counsel, Palo Alto
Rebecca Ross
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Lisa Yuan
Special Counsel, Beijing
Jennifer Shanley
Special Counsel, New York
Christine Turner
Associate, Colorado
Vince Flynn
Associate, San Diego
Ivy Wang
Associate, Shanghai
Rick Jantz
Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Yuan Dai
Associate, Shanghai
Cara Buchicchio
Associate, New York
Megan Drill
Associate, San Diego
Daniel Gillon
Associate, San Diego
Dionne A. Thomas
Associate, San Diego
Cristina Ferruolo
Associate, San Diego
Brian Lau
International Legal Project Manager, Hong Kong
Jessica Wade
Paralegal Specialist, San Diego
Kate Walther
Paralegal Specialist, San Diego
Lunga Su
Associate, Shanghai
Christine S. Kim
Associate, San Diego
Andy Zachrich
Associate, San Diego

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Allbirds – $348.3 Million IPO

November 23, 2021

Cooley advised Allbirds, a global lifestyle brand, on its $348.3 million initial public offering of 23,221,152 shares of Class A common stock, which now trade on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol BIRD. Partners Nicole Brookshire, Peter Werner and Calise Cheng led the Cooley team advising Allbirds.

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Partner, Palo Alto
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Associate, Washington, DC
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Associate, San Francisco
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Associate, San Francisco
Katie Lapidus
Associate, Washington, DC
Ron Metzger
Paralegal Specialist, San Francisco
Alessandra Murata
Partner, Palo Alto
Jeff Goldman
Special Counsel, Palo Alto
Alexander Ellebracht
Associate, Palo Alto
John Paul Oleksiuk
Partner, New York
Colette Ghazarian
Associate, Los Angeles Downtown
Randy Sabett
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Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Xander Lee
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
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Partner, San Diego
Patrick Sharma
Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Grace Hunter
Associate, Washington, DC
Francis Wheeler
Partner, Colorado
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Partner, Reston
Su Lian Lu
Special Counsel, Los Angeles Santa Monica

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