Cooley LLP

Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Strong corporate group that is known for its work on a range of complex corporate transactions. Offers domestic and cross-border M&A expertise on deals such as joint ventures and complex divestitures. Experienced in the technology, life sciences and IT sectors, regularly advising stockholders, acquirers and lenders. Highly regarded for its work with startups and early-stage businesses.

Strengths One client said of the team's handling of investment funds mandates: "I find Cooley’s work to be of the highest caliber.”

Work highlights Advised SendGrid on its all-stock sale to Twilio, valued at approximately $2 billion.

Notable practitioners

Francis Wheeler is held in high regard for his impressive track record in the corporate space. His wide-ranging expertise includes transactions, securities and governance mandates.

James Linfield is a highly experienced attorney with a wealth of expertise in the corporate space. Market sources say "he has a depth of knowledge" that is "unmatched" when it comes to matters involving investment funds.

Michael Platt enjoys a good reputation for his work with emerging companies throughout their life-cycle, with a specific emphasis on exit transactions.