Sharon Connaughton



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9710 Eur. ML

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17600 Eur. ML

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  • 9/18/2018
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    Movado Group's Acquisition of MVMT

    Movado Group’s financial advisor for this transaction is Centerview Partners LLC and its legal advisor is Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP. MVMT’s financial advisor is Rothschild & Co and its legal advisor is Cooley LLP.
  • 8/13/2018
  • EN

    LegalZoom's $500 Million Secondary Investment

    Fried Frank acted as counsel to Permira Advisers in the US$500 million secondary investment in its portfolio company, LegalZoom, led by Francisco Partners and GPI Capital. LegalZoom is the leading provider of legal solutions for small businesses and families.
  • 8/10/2018
  • EN

    Gray Television's $3.6 Billion Acquisition of Raycom

    Wells Fargo Securities, LLC served as financial advisor and Cooley LLP and Jones Day served as legal counsel for Gray. Stonebridge Capital served as financial advisor and Robinson Bradshaw and Covington & Burling served as legal counsel for Raycom.
  • 8/6/2018
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    Annaly Capital Management's $900 Million Acquisition of MTGE Investment

    Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. served as financial advisors to Annaly, and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz served as legal counsel to Annaly. Barclays Capital Inc. served as financial advisor to the MTGE Special Committee, and Cooley LLP served as legal counsel to the MTGE Special Committee.
  • 6/15/2018
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    L Catteron's $200 Million Investment in The Honest Company

    Cooley advised The Honest Company, a mission-driven consumer products company founded by Jessica Alba, on its $200 million strategic investment from L Catteron.
  • 6/14/2018
  • EN

    NICE's Acquisition of Mattersight

    Cooley advised Mattersight, a pioneer in personality-based software applications, on its agreement to sell to an affiliate of NICE, a provider of cloud and local enterprise software solutions.
  • 6/11/2018
  • EN

    Booking Holdings' Acquisition of FareHarbor

    Cooley advised FareHarbor on the deal
  • 4/10/2018
  • EN

    Clearlake Capital's Investment in Diligent Corporation

    Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC served as lead advisor to Diligent Corporation and Insight Venture Partners. District Capital Partners provided transaction advisory services to Diligent Corporation. Cooley provided legal advice to Clearlake.
  • 3/7/2018
  • EN

    PhishMe's sale to a private equity syndicate for $400 million

    Cooley LLP served as Cofense's outside legal counsel, and Boston Meridian served as the company's financial advisor for the acquisition.
  • 1/3/2018
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    Mallinckrodt's $1.2 Billion Acquisition of Sucampo

    Deutsche Bank served as Mallinckrodt's exclusive financial advisor; Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz served as its exclusive legal advisor. Jefferies LLC served as Sucampo's exclusive financial advisor; Cooley LLP served as its exclusive legal advisor.
  • 12/27/2017
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    ConvergeOne's $1.2 Billion Combination With Forum Merger

    Evercore acted as lead M&A advisor and EarlyBirdCapital and Cowen served as financial advisors to Forum. Evercore, EarlyBirdCapital, and Cowen acted as placement agents for the private placement. Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP served as legal counsel to Forum. Credit Suisse, Jefferies, J.P. Morgan, UBS Investment Bank, William Blair, and BTIG, LLC acted as financial advisors to ConvergeOne and Clearlake. Cooley LLP and Hogan Lovells served as legal counsel to ConvergeOne and Clearlake.
  • 12/13/2017
  • EN

    SoftBank Vision Fund's $450 Million Investment in Compass

    Cooley advised SoftBank Vision Fund on its agreement to invest $450 million in Compass, making it the largest real estate tech investment in US history. Partner Matthew Bartus led the Cooley team advising the fund.

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