Builds on Exceptional Previous Year Handling 10% of Technology IPOs in U.S.
Mountain View, CA (March 28, 2013) – Today, Fenwick & West announced the close of an exceptional first quarter in 2013, during which the firm represented the issuers in three out of four technology sector initial public offerings (IPOs) in California. Fenwick's Securities & Corporate Finance Group represented Marin Software, Model N and Silver Spring Networks in their highly successful IPOs raising more than $318 million in capital.
These latest offerings continue the momentum from 2011, when the firm advised on four IPOs and into 2012, when the firm advised on six issuer-side IPOs. In 2012, Fenwick represented Facebook, Infoblox, Proofpoint, ServiceNow, Vocera Communications and Workday in their initial offerings which represented more than 10% of the technology IPOs in the U.S. last year. On top of Facebook’s landmark $18.4 billion IPO, the largest technology offering in U.S. history, Fenwick clients raised an additional $1.15 billion.
About Fenwick & West's IPO Practice
Focused on technology and life science companies for more than 30 years, Fenwick & West has handled more than 150 IPOs, including more than 25 since the beginning of 2007. Fenwick’s IPO team has extensive experience with the unique aspects of technology and life science offerings and with the intricacies of moving transactions through the SEC. Fenwick attorneys are well-versed in the ever-changing regulations and requirements of the SEC, including the recently-enacted Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act of 2012. The firm's integrated deal teams tackle complex corporate, intellectual property, antitrust, tax and employee benefits issues. This strong bench of professionals with extensive IPO and securities experience helps reduce risk during the IPO process.