Category: Events

Upcoming Event: Webinar: The Impact of Foreign Investment Screening Regimes on M&A Transactions

Recent years have seen a proliferation of foreign investment screening and control regimes worldwide, and with them, heightened government scrutiny of foreign investment transactions. The implementation of such “foreign direct investment” (FDI) regimes has accelerated as national governments broaden their conceptions of national security issues and seek to protect an […]

Past Event: M&A Dealmakers Roundtable: Tech M&A Outlook for a Post-COVID World

How has dealmaking changed in the last 18 months? Have we developed new playbooks or best practices? Will the market continue to accelerate through 2021 and beyond? What does all of this mean for the wider tech sector? Seasoned M&A dealmakers met on June 30, 2021 for a discussion on […]

Past Event: Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference Series Session 4

Partners John McKenna and Luke Cadigan joined PwC to discuss SPACs, tax, audit, legal, and other relevant topics for finance and legal professionals at venture capital and private equity funds. This event took place on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 11:00 AM PDT Click here to register and view the […]

Past Event: Institute for Law and Economics Spring Corporate Roundtable

Partner and M&A co-chair Jamie Leigh spoke at Penn Law’s ILE Spring Corporate Roundtable on May 7, 2021. Joined by six esteemed panelists, they discussed Tech and M&A: New Developments, New Challenges. This event was by invitation only. For more information, please email Sean Hayes.

Past Event: Behind the Scenes of the 2021 IPO & SPAC Boom

Cooley, DFIN, PwC, Nasdaq and The Blueshirt Group took part in a two-part webinar series Behind the Scenes of the 2021 IPO & SPAC Boom on May 4 & 11, 2021. They discussed the latest insights from leaders who have successfully completed recent IPOs or SPAC mergers and the current capital raising […]

Past Event: 2021 TechGC M&A Forum

The M&A ecosystem has continued to grow, evolve, and morph through the pandemic, economic cycles and the rise and fall of various industries. Building on buyside and sellside M&A conferences last year, this 201-level virtual conference focused on studying the most notable, recent M&A deals from the point of view […]

Past Event: The Tech M&A Bounceback

Axios + Cooley hosted a virtual event on new deal-making in tech M&A. We discussed the future of the market and how innovative teams are getting things done. Axios Technology & Business Reporter Kia Kokalitcheva and Business Editor Dan Primack hosted conversations with: Stewart Butterfield – Co-founder & CEO, Slack […]

Past Event: Un-packing SPACs: Risks, Rewards and Everything in Between

Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) have exploded as an increasingly popular way for private companies to go public.  There were more SPAC IPOs in 2020 than traditional IPOs.  The market for SPAC IPOs and so-called “de-SPAC” transactions, by which private companies become public companies by combining with a SPAC, is […]

Past Event: TechGC SPAC & Direct Listings Forum

SPACs and Direct Listings have emerged as a significant new liquidity path for high growth tech companies over the last several months. In this three-day virtual forum, we’ll discuss how to approach these liquidity events strategically including evaluating which structure to use, understanding economics / dilution, and how to execute […]

Past Event: SPACs: The Next Gen IPO or Just a Fad?

On November 24th, Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW) brought together experts from across financial services to discuss current activity and prospects for special purpose acquisition companies (“SPAC”). The discussion was moderated by Gus Okwu, an EVP in BCW’s Corporate Group with a focus on financial communications, and the speakers included: […]

Recorded Event: Corporate Governance 2020 Balancing ESG, Sustainability and Growth

Eco-friendly, socially conscious and pro-governance investments have been hailed recently with a surge in focus on ESG initiatives, but sustainability and profitability don’t always go hand in hand. The Deal and a roster of senior corporate executives, institutional investors, and corporate advisers explored how companies are shifting their focus to more sustainable […]

Recorded Roundtable: Assessing Strategic Dealmaking in a Volatile Covid-19 Market

In partnership with The Deal, we hosted a recent discussion with Uber Head of Corporate Development Jennifer Jarret, Goldman Sachs Head of Technology, Media and Telecom M&A Sam Britton, and Cooley M&A Co-Chair Jamie Leigh on navigating unchartered waters when it comes to assessing the current market for dealmaking. Amid […]

Key Themes From Cooley’s M&A Dealmakers Roundtable: Insights on the Life Sciences M&A Market

On May 27th, Andy Pasternak, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer at Horizon Therapeutics and Eric Tokat, a partner in the healthcare practice at Centerview Partners joined Cooley M&A co-chair, Barbara Borden for a discussion of the life sciences M&A market, with a focus on business development. As part of […]

DealLawyers.com Webinar: Cybersecurity Due Diligence in M&A

Over the past several years, cybersecurity issues have become prominent areas of emphasis for M&A due diligence. Post-signing revelations about cybersecurity breaches have had a disruptive effect on several high-profile transactions, and are likely to make buyers and sellers even more attentive to cybersecurity issues during the due diligence process. […]

Upcoming Event: Second Annual Symposium on Corporate Law at UC Berkeley

This two-day, multi-panel event will explore the development of corporate law, the evolving relationships between corporate stakeholders, M&A and what corporate lawmaking may look like in the future. Jamie Leigh will speak on a panel on “Trends and Developments in M&A Law” on October 27. October 26 – 27, 2017 […]

Webinar Recording: Compensation and Benefits Issues in M&A Transactions

Employee benefits and executive compensation issues rarely drive an M&A transaction. But these issues can result in unexpected delays and can make or break a successful post-closing integration of the companies. This webinar focuses on key employee benefits and executive compensation issues that should be considered by public companies in M&A […]

IFLR Asia M&A Forum 2016

Cooley is a sponsor of the IFLR Asia M&A Forum. This comprehensive two-day forum will provide attendees with key developments, best practices and tips for navigating unique deal-making environments in the region and bring together leading industry experts and counsel to debate top trends and the future of M&A in Asia. […]