October 27, 2004 LAWFUEL – Law, IPO law, legal, attorney, law firm news – Fenwick & West represented Israel-based Shopping.com Ltd. (Nasdaq:SHOP) in its initial public offering. The offering raised over $123 million for Shopping.com, which issued 6,870,000 shares of common stock in the offering. The offering was underwritten by lead managers Goldman, Sachs & Co, and Credit Suisse First Boston. Piper Jaffray and Deutsche Bank Securities acted as co-managers.
Shopping.com is an Israeli company that runs the leading online comparison shopping service. Shopping.com launched in September 2003, and is the result of the April 2003 merger of two pioneering Internet companies: DealTime, a leading shopping search engine; and Epinions, a leading consumer reviews platform.
The Fenwick & West team that represented Shopping.com included corporate partners Horace Nash, Cindy Hess, Gordon Davidson, Laird Simons, Scott Spector and Gail Suniga; corporate associates Andrew Schultheis, Melanie Grace, Khang Tran, Tahir Naim, Brian Hicks and Katie Young.
Complex intellectual property issues were handled by partners Sally Abel and Mitch Zimmerman. International tax matters were handled by partners Jim Fuller and David Forst, and associate Catherine Curtiss. Litigation issues were handled by partners Dean Kristy, counsel Don Searles, and associates John Janhunen and Ryan Marton.
To learn more about this transaction, please visit the Shopping.com Web site at http://investor.shopping.com/ReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=146460.
Inquiries related to this transaction may be directed to Horace Nash, chair of the Fenwick & West Securities Practice Group, at 650.335.7934 or [email protected]
Rob Kahn, Business Development Manager
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