Cooley's Public Offerings practice group represents high-growth companies seeking to raise capital through public offerings of equity and debt securities.
With roots in Silicon Valley and a nationwide network of offices and clients, our attorneys are regarded as premier counselors to venture-backed companies striving to reach the next stage of growth by accessing the public capital markets.
We regularly represent both issuers and underwriters in initial public offerings (IPOs), follow-on offerings, PIPEs and a range of debt financings, such as Rule 144A placements of high-yield and convertible debt.
Recent issuer-side IPOs Cooley has completed include Enphase Energy's $53.8 million IPO, Millenial Media's $132 million IPO and Yelp's $107 million IPO, all in March 2012; Zynga's $1 billion IPO in December 2011; Epocrates' $85.8 million IPO, NeoPhotonics' $82.5 million IPO and AcelRx's $40 million IPO, all in February 2011. Recent underwriter-side IPOs include Vocera Communications' $93.6 million IPO in March 2012, Proto Labs' $79.1 million IPO in February 2012, Tangoe's $87.7 million IPO in July 2011, LinkedIn Corporation's $352 million IPO in May 2011, Convio's $46 million IPO in April 2010.
Over the past decade, we have provided legal counsel to issuers on approximately 230 offerings, giving us deep expertise in a full range of issues involved in bringing public offerings to market. Our practice is consistently recognized nationally for the number of completed IPOs and public offerings, including being highly ranked by Legal 500. In addition, we have represented investment banks as the underwriters of more than 150 offerings.
Our team includes several lawyers who formerly worked for the SEC, and we pride ourselves on our in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of the SEC, its review process and recent disclosure issues. This intimate knowledge of the process benefits our clients as we help them achieve their business objectives in a timely and cost-effective manner. Each of our client teams, headed by a partner, collaborates with our clients and draws on relevant practice areas throughout the Firm. This team approach helps our clients develop their businesses and achieve their business goals in a timely and cost-effective manner, and it is one of the reasons why our Public Offerings practice is so successful.