Cell & Gene Meeting on The Mesa (webinar)

The Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa is the sector’s foremost annual conference bringing together senior executives and top decision-makers in the industry to advance cutting-edge research into cures. This conference covers commercialization hurdles facing the cell and gene therapy sector as well as a wide range of topics […]

Bay Area IPO Readiness Workshop (webinar)

Cooley partner Dave Peinsipp, Deloitte and leaders from other organizations well-versed in the IPO, direct listing and SPAC processes share their insights on the next normal. Topics include Current market conditions Regulatory considerations How to prepare for the IPO process Life as a public company Actionable insights from a CFO/controller […]

The 2020 IPO Comeback Series (webinar)

After IPO issuances came to a near-halt in late Q1 and early Q2, the window reopened wide this summer when much-needed liquidity infused the markets and led to one of the strongest months for IPOs in 13 years. This two-part executive webinar series is on the novel challenges of capital […]

10 Key Considerations for Going Public with a SPAC

It is a reasonable extrapolation – and we are nothing at Cooley if not wildly reasonable – that more operating companies are considering going public through a merger with a SPAC (commonly referred to as a backdoor IPO) since the beginning of time. There have been some great examples of […]

Hyliion to Combine With Tortoise, a Special Purpose Acquisition Company

Cooley advised Hyliion, provider of electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 commercial vehicles, on its agreement to combine with Tortoise, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company or SPAC. The transaction, expected to close in Q3, will drive Hyliion’s corporate expansion and further the development and commercialization of its powertrain […]

London Listings for People’s Republic of China (PRC) Companies

The United Kingdom (UK) offers a range of markets that companies in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) might consider as venues for a primary or secondary listing of their equity securities. This blog post provides a high-level overview of the types of equity securities which might be listed, factors […]

25 Considerations in Preparing for an IPO in the UK

1. Selecting a stock exchange or market Understand the benefits of the alternative listing options, such as the premium or standard segments of the Main Market or the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange, which are the main options for a company considering an IPO in the UK. Analyse […]

UK FCA Updates on COVID-19 Issues for Listed Companies

On May 27, 2020, the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK published a newsletter outlining its continuing expectations of issuers in the UK on market conduct and transaction reporting issues. The FCA also published a Primary Market Bulletin setting out updates for issuers on temporary relief for the timing of […]

Cooley’s Commitment to Black Lives Matter

Aligning with the firm’s commitment to being an active agent of change, On June 4, Cooley announced that it will donate $450,000 to the Equal Justice Initiative, which works to end mass incarceration and excessive punishment, to challenge racial and economic injustice and to protect basic human rights for the […]

Why We Believe the UK Should Look Again at Dual-Class Structures and Ways in Which Core Investor Protections Can Be Maintained

What is a dual-class structure? A dual-class structure involves two different classes of shares with differential voting rights. This means that founders and other pre-IPO holders are able to maintain voting control of the publicly listed company through holding shares with enhanced voting rights compared to the shares held by […]