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Cooley LLP

Investment Funds

Band 4ChinaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Noted private equity practice recognised for its acumen in the venture capital arena, with particular proficiency in technology strategies. Also called upon by private equity houses pursuing growth strategies. Leverages a strong Silicon Valley platform to provide multi-jurisdictional muscle.

Strengths

"The team is knowledgeable about venture capital trends, especially those in Silicon Valley," a client reports, adding: "It knows how to create an easy-going environment in which start-ups can feel comfortable."

Another client notes that "Cooley has been serving China-based GPs for a long time, so has deep understanding in the practice of Chinese GP fundraising, but is also familiar with the practices of LPs investing in China," and asserts that the team is able to "provide very helpful and practical advice for first-time fund GPs."

Work highlights

Advised Qiming Venture Partners on the closing of its seventh fund at the target amount of USD1.1 billion.

Notable practitioners

Zeng Xun and Lee Pang are key contacts at the firm's Beijing and Shanghai offices respectively.

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