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Cooley U: Evaluating the Opportunity for a Reverse Merger

JLABS San Diego

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (PST)

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
General Public Jan 22, 2018 $15.00 $2.89
Press Jan 16, 2018 Free $0.00
At the door Jan 23, 2018 $15.00 $2.89
Student Jan 22, 2018 $10.00 $2.61

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Reverse mergers can be an effective tool for management to increase value and liquidity for companies in need of capital. In the past year, several life sciences companies have successfully accessed public markets through reverse merger transactions. What factors should you consider in evaluating whether a reverse merger is a good option for your company? Join our panel of seasoned dealmakers who have directly led reverse merger transactions.

Discussion topics will include:

  • Assessing whether you are a reverse merger candidate and how to get ready
  • Preparing your financial statements, cap table and corporate governance matters
  • Selecting a target
  • Financing in the context of a reverse merger
  • Achieving success following a reverse merger

Rama Padmanabhan | Partner, Cooley LLP read bio»
Matt Silverman | Lawyer, Cooley LLP read bio»

11:30AM | Registration Opens, Networking Lunch
12:00PM | Presentation and Q&A
1:00PM | Networking
1:30PM | Program Close

$15 | General Public
$10 | Student
$25 | At the Door
Includes presentation, Q&A, and lunch.

JLABS in San Diego
3210 Merryfield Row
San Diego, CA

Speaker Biographies:
Rama Padmanabhan | Partner, Cooley LLP
Rama Padmanabhan focuses her practice on all types of public and private merger and acquisition transactions, including options to buy, cross border transactions, joint ventures and other complex transactions. In addition to her M&A practice, Rama has extensive experience in public company representation, emerging company representation, venture capital financings and private and public securities offerings. She has experience representing technology, life sciences and other companies, including software, semi-conductor, biotechnology, medical device, aviation, restaurant, gaming and apparel companies. Rama is a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee of the American Bar Association and is actively involved in the activities and projects of the model asset purchase agreement and corporate governance task forces. Prior to joining Cooley, Rama was an associate with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

Matt Silverman | Lawyer, Cooley LLP
Matt handles mergers and acquisitions, private equity, securities law, private financing transactions and general corporate matters for both public and private companies. In addition to his transactional practice, Matt is actively engaged in pro bono, having represented numerous clients on immigration law matters and women's rights issues. Prior to joining Cooley, Matthew was an associate with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York.

Have questions about Cooley U: Evaluating the Opportunity for a Reverse Merger? Contact JLABS San Diego

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3210 Merryfield Row
San Diego, California

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (PST)

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JLABS San Diego

Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS (JLABS) is a global network of open innovation ecosystems, enabling and empowering innovators to create and accelerate the delivery of life-saving, life-enhancing health and wellness solutions to patients around the world. JLABS achieves this by providing the optimal environment for emerging companies to catalyze growth and optimize their research and development by opening them to vital industry connections, delivering entrepreneurial programs and providing a capital-efficient, flexible platform where they can transform the scientific discoveries of today into the breakthrough healthcare solutions of tomorrow. At JLABS we value great ideas and are passionate about removing obstacles to success to help innovators unleash the potential of their early scientific discoveries. JLABS is a no-strings-attached model, which means entrepreneurs are free to develop their science while holding on to their intellectual property. JLABS is open to entrepreneurs across a broad healthcare spectrum including pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer and digital health sectors. The JLABS flagship opened in 2012 in San Diego at Janssen's West Coast Research Center, and since then has grown to eight locations including the Bay Area, Boston & Lowell, MA, Houston, Toronto and a ninth location, New York City, launching in 2018. For more information please visit

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