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WeWork Announces Emergence From Chapter 11

June 13, 2024

Cooley advised Yardi Systems, a large software corporation with offices worldwide, in connection with WeWork’s emergence from Chapter 11 and completion of WeWork’s global operational and financial restructuring.

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Ellie Seber
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Ian Shapiro
Partner in Charge – New York, New York
Howard Morse
Partner, Washington, DC
Megan Browdie
Partner, Washington, DC
Philip Bowman
Partner, New York
David Dalton
Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Steven M. Dunst
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Ross Eberly
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Patrick Gibbs
Partner, Palo Alto
Austin Holt
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Erin J. Kirchner
Partner, Chicago
Xander Lee
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Cullen Drescher Speckhart
Partner in Charge – Washington, DC, Washington, DC
Jeffrey J. Tolin
Partner, New York
Aric Wu
Partner, New York
Su Lian Lu
Special Counsel, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Stella Sarma
Special Counsel, Brussels
Joshua Siegel
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Reed Smith
Special Counsel, New York
James C. Allen
Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Michael Aridi Barake
Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Julia R. Brinton
Associate, Washington, DC
Grady Chang
Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Sarah Choi
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Cristina Ferruolo
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Lacework to Be Acquired by Fortinet

June 10, 2024

Cooley advised Lacework, a data-driven cloud security company, on its definitive agreement to be acquired by Fortinet (Nasdaq: FTNT), the global cybersecurity leader driving the convergence of networking and security.

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Steve Tonsfeldt
Partner, Palo Alto
Mark Tanoury
Partner, Palo Alto
Gaël Y. Hagan
Associate, Colorado
Ross Eberly
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Xander Lee
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Blake Martell
Partner, San Francisco
Howard Morse
Partner, Washington, DC
David Navetta
Partner, Colorado
Tracy Rubin
Partner, Palo Alto
David Burns
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Kristin O'Hanlon
Special Counsel, San Francisco
Nikita Appaswami
Associate, Palo Alto
Amanda Griggs
Associate, New York
Helen Luu
Associate, Palo Alto
Allison Peth
Associate, Palo Alto
Breanna Qin
Associate, Palo Alto
Christopher Suhler
Associate, Colorado
Genevieve Lim Urban
Associate, Seattle
Natalie D. Vernon
Associate, Colorado
Jeramie Perez
Senior Paralegal, Palo Alto
Kamya Arora
Associate, Palo Alto

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Structure Therapeutics Announces Upsized $547.4 Million Public Offering

June 7, 2024

Cooley advised Structure Therapeutics (Nasdaq: GPCR), a global, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel oral small molecule therapeutics for metabolic and cardiopulmonary diseases, on its upsized $547.4 million underwritten public offering.

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Patrick Loofbourrow
Partner, Singapore
Charlie Kim
Partner, San Diego
Jean Park
Partner, New York
Carlos Ramirez
Partner, San Diego
Su Lian Lu
Special Counsel, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Christine Turner
Associate, Colorado
Christine S. Kim
Associate, San Diego
Daniel Gillon
Associate, San Diego
Max Levinbook
Associate, San Diego
Alexis Guillermo Buz
Associate, San Diego
Reid Hooper
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Rick Jantz
Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Brian Lau
International Legal Project Manager, Hong Kong
Xander Lee
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Natasha Leskovsek
Of Counsel, Washington, DC
Phil Mitchell
Partner, New York
Aaron Pomeroy
Partner, Colorado
Rebecca Ross
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Vince Sampson
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Jennifer Shanley
Special Counsel, New York
Karen Tsai
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Jessica Wade
Paralegal Specialist, San Diego
Kate Walther
Paralegal Specialist, San Diego
Francis Wheeler
Partner, Colorado

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QED Investors Leads Aplazo’s $70 Million Equity Financing

May 13, 2024

Cooley advised QED Investors, a leading global venture capital firm based in Alexandria, Virginia, as the lead investor in Aplazo’s $70 million equity financing, including a $45 million Series B.

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Derek Colla
Partner, Miami
Mike Lincoln
Vice Chair, Reston
Grant L. Page
Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Andres Medina-Jordan
Associate, New York
James H. Reizman
Associate, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Xander Lee
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica

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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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Sean Murphy
Partner, Singapore
Rishab Kumar
Partner, Palo Alto
Gwenlynne Lee
Counsel, Singapore
Kepei Miao
Associate, Singapore
Megan Browdie
Partner, Washington, DC
Darren DeStefano
Partner, Reston
Steve Flores
Partner, Chicago
Andrew Harline
Partner in Charge – Singapore, Singapore
Natasha Kaye
Partner, London
Xander Lee
Partner, Los Angeles Santa Monica
Zachariah A. Robert
Partner, Chicago
Jordan Silber
Partner, San Francisco
Stacey Song
Partner, New York
Aaron Velli
Partner, Washington, DC
David Wilson
Partner, London
Bernard Hatcher
Partner, San Francisco
Stacey A. Bradford
Special Counsel, Washington, DC
Yulia Makarova
Special Counsel, London
Jack Jones
Associate, London
Rachel F. Katz
Associate, New York
Shu-en Wee
Associate, Singapore
Helen Yang
Associate, Shanghai
Patricia Myers
Paralegal Specialist, Colorado
Yitong Pan
Paralegal, Beijing
Shelby Yang
Paralegal, Singapore

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