Press Release January 20, 2016

Goodwin Ranked as Top Placement Agent Counsel for PIPE Transactions in 2015

Goodwin Procter was ranked – for the second year in a row – as the most active legal advisor to placement agents, based on total PIPE deal value announced in 2015. The firm advised on 26 transactions for an aggregate value of $1,063 billion. In 2014, Goodwin ranked as the number one placement agent counsel, advising on 30 transactions for a combined value of more than $950 million.

“In addition to Goodwin’s reputation in the capital markets, underwriters and agents value our market-differentiating expertise in technology and life sciences and related disciplines, such as regulatory and intellectual property law.,” said Michael D. Maline, a partner in Goodwin's Technology and Life Sciences practice group. “Collaborating across practice groups and geographies, Goodwin’s lawyers provide our clients with the skill set needed to execute these transactions at the highest level. We are proud of our leadership position in the market for confidential offerings.”

Attorneys in Goodwin’s Capital MarketsTechnology Companies and Private Equity practices represent a variety of issuers, investors, underwriters and placement agents in PIPE transactions and provide ongoing advice to clients as they access the capital markets to expand business, provide owner liquidity and achieve long-term business objectives.

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