SOPHiA GENETICS’ $234 Million Initial Public Offering on Nasdaq

Homburger and Davis Polk advised SOPHiA GENETICS on the deal. Lenz & Staehelin acted as Swiss counsel to the underwriters.

SOPHiA GENETICS SA listed its shares on the Nasdaq Stock Market (ticker: SOPH).

J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Cowen and Credit Suisse acted as joint book-running manager for the initial public offering.

Through its IPO, at USD 18.00 per share, SOPHiA GENETICS raises gross proceeds of USD 234 m.

SOPHiA GENETICS is a healthcare technology company dedicated to establishing the practice of data-driven medicine as the standard of care and for life sciences research.

The Homburger team was led by partners Dieter Gericke and Daniel Häusermann (both Corporate / M&A, Capital Markets) and included partner Reto Heuberger (Tax), associates Estelle Piccard (Corporate / M&A, Capital Markets), Ivan Marijanovic (Employment and Executive Compensation), Gabriel Kasper (Data Protection) and Philippe Weber (Tax) as well as junior associates Alessandra Dumitru and Ferdinand Berthold (both Corporate / M&A, Capital Markets).

The Davis Polk capital markets team included partners Deanna L. Kirkpatrick and Yasin Keshvargar and associates David Li and Jakub P. Jozwiak. Partner David R. Bauer and associates Jesse L. Hallock and Brette L. Trost provided intellectual property advice. Partner Kyoko Takahashi Lin and associate James (Chih-Kai) Lin provided executive compensation advice. Partner Mario J. Verdolini provided tax advice.

The Lenz & Staehelin team included Patrick Schleiffer, Stephan Erni, Patrick Schärli and Patrick Sattler (all Corporate and Capital Markets).

Involved fees earner: David Bauer – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Jesse Hallock – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Jakub Jozwiak – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Yasin Keshvargar – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Deanna Kirkpatrick – Davis Polk & Wardwell; David Li – Davis Polk & Wardwell; James Lin – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Kyoko Takahashi Lin – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Brette Trost – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Mario Verdolini – Davis Polk & Wardwell; Ferdinand Berthold – Homburger; Alessandra Dumitru – Homburger; Dieter Gericke – Homburger; Daniel Häusermann – Homburger; Reto Heuberger – Homburger; Gabriel Kasper – Homburger; Ivan Marijanovic – Homburger; Estelle Piccard – Homburger; Philippe Weber – Homburger; Stephan Erni – Lenz & Staehelin; Patrick Sattler – Lenz & Staehelin; Patrick Schärli – Lenz & Staehelin; Patrick Schleiffer – Lenz & Staehelin;

Law Firms: Davis Polk & Wardwell; Homburger; Lenz & Staehelin;

Clients: Cowen Inc.; Credit Suisse; JP Morgan; Morgan Stanley; SOPHiA GENETICS SA;

Federica Tiefenthaler

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler