Palo Alto – June 3, 2021 – PitchBook has ranked Cooley the #1 firm advising on US venture capital deals and the #1 most active firm advising on company-side VC deals in the US and globally, affirming Cooley’s reputation as a market leader in partnering with high-growth emerging companies and investors. PitchBook also ranked Cooley the most active global law firm advising on VC-backed exits and the #1 most active global law firm across combined deal types in the first quarter of the year. Additionally, the firm topped several sector charts, including pharma & biotech, media, energy and IT hardware, and earned #1 spots in US regional categories, including the West Coast, south, mid-Atlantic and mountain.
The rankings underscore Cooley’s continued leadership in venture capital, capital markets and M&A and across various industry sectors. Cooley’s work on high-profile corporate transactions consistently wins the firm prestigious accolades, including being named a Practice Group of the Year for technology by Law360 and Technology/Telecommunications Practice of the Year at The American Lawyer’s annual Industry Awards last year.
Cooley’s momentum carries well beyond the US markets. The firm has shown impressive global growth in the last decade, particularly in Asia. In 2020 alone, Cooley represented parties in equity financing deals across nine Asian countries, which involved 66 companies, 208 investors and a total of nearly $5 billion raised.
Cooley works with 6,000+ innovative, high-growth private company clients, from pre-formation founder teams to many of the largest and most sophisticated companies in the world, including more than 35% of the US-based unicorns. Hallmarks of Cooley's commitment to innovation include Cooley GO, a resource designed to help entrepreneurs grow their business with easy-to-navigate information and document generators, and Cooley Protect, a resource to empower entrepreneurs and growth companies with information to help make informed decisions about patent protection and strategy. Additionally, through Cooley GO, entrepreneurs can also view Cooley’s quarterly reports on VC financing trends.
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