Sharon Connaughton



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7810 Eur. ML

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19550 Eur. ML

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  • 12/8/2018
  • EN

    CVC's $1.8 Billion Acquisition of ConvergeOne

    Raymond James & Associates and William Blair acted as financial advisors to ConvergeOne in connection with the transaction. Raymond James & Associates, William Blair, and Jefferies LLC provided fairness opinions to ConvergeOne's Board of Directors. Cooley LLP served as legal counsel to ConvergeOne. Deutsche Bank and UBS Investment Bank acted as financial advisors to CVC, and White & Case LLP served as CVC's legal counsel in connection with the transaction.
  • 12/6/2018
  • EN

    Clearlake's Acquisition of Symplr

    TripleTree and Harris Williams served as financial advisors to Clearlake. William Blair & Company served as financial advisor to symplr, Pamlico Capital and The CapStreet Group. Cooley advised Clearlake Capital Group.
  • 12/5/2018
  • EN

    Clearlake's Acquisition of Meek’s

    Cooley advised Clearlake on the deal
  • 12/4/2018
  • EN

    Perforce's acquisition of Perfecto Mobile

    Cooley advised private investment firm Clearlake Capital Group and its subsidiary Perforce Software on the deal
  • 9/18/2018
  • EN

    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
  • EN

    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
  • EN

    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.

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