Fenwick represented Coinbase (Nasdaq: COIN), a leading provider of end-to-end financial infrastructure and technology for the cryptoeconomy, in its pending acquisition of skew, a leading institutional data visualization and analytics platform for crypto markets.
Through this acquisition, Coinbase reinforces its commitment to serving the growing institutional market and allows the company to provide real-time actionable data analytics to institutions and traders. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, and is expected to close in Coinbase’s second fiscal quarter. More information can be obtained from the company’s announcement.
Fenwick has served as primary outside counsel to Coinbase for many years, including representing the company in its pioneering direct listing on the Nasdaq Global Select Market. Fenwick has represented Coinbase in more than 15 acquisitions, including strategic acquisitions of Bison Trails, Earn.com and Tagomi, its $100 million Series D and $300 million Series E financings and more than 70 investments by Coinbase Ventures.
The Fenwick transaction team was led by corporate partner Bomi Lee and included associates Maureen Montgomery, Syeda Nawroj, Samuel Fleuter and Andrew Webber; executive compensation and employee benefits partner Matthew Cantor and associates Corinne Nhaissi and Emily Gulyako; technology transactions partner Jonathan Millard and associates Adine Mitrani and Ali Kongats; and privacy and cybersecurity counsel Helen Christakos.