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C. S. Avery Reaves

Senior Associate

Reaves, Avery

Avery Reaves counsels domestic and foreign companies on debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and general corporate law. He also advises early-stage companies and nonprofit corporations on formation, financing, governance and compliance matters.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Mr. Reaves was an intern in the Public Corruption & Special Prosecutions Unit of the Criminal Division of the US Attorney’s Office in Boston. His previous experience includes working on corporate matters as a summer associate at WilmerHale in 2012 and another law firm in Boston in 2011.

Prior to law school, Mr. Reaves was an intern at Voxiva, a mobile health startup based in Washington DC, and a Venture Fellow with Richmond Global (formerly Richmond Management), an early-stage venture capital fund. Previously, Mr. Reaves was a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group where he worked in the finance, healthcare, retail, transportation and government sectors.

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January 30, 2018

WilmerHale Represents Ocular Therapeutix™ in Public Offering of Common Stock

Ocular Therapeutix™, Inc. announced the closing of its underwritten public offering of 7,475,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $5.00 per share.

November 29, 2017

WilmerHale Reps Voyager Therapeutics in Public Offering of Common Stock

Voyager Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage gene therapy company focused on developing life-changing treatments for severe neurological diseases, announced the closing of its underwritten public offering of 5,175,000 shares of its common stock.

May 5, 2017

WilmerHale Reps Tangoe in Acquisition by Marlin Equity Partners

WilmerHale client Tangoe, Inc., a global leader in telecom expense management solutions, and Marlin Equity Partners, a global investment firm, entered into a definitive agreement for Marlin to acquire all outstanding shares of Tangoe not already owned by Marlin for $6.50 per share in cash.

April 4, 2017

AVEO Announces Closing of Public Offering and Full Exercise of Option to Purchase Additional Shares

WilmerHale client AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 34,500,000 shares of common stock.

January 27, 2017

Ocular Therapeutix Announces Public Offering of Common Stock

Ocular Therapeutix, Inc. announced the pricing of its registered underwritten public offering of 3,571,429 shares of its common stock.

March 24, 2016

2016 Venture Capital Report

The 2016 Venture Capital Report provides an in-depth analysis of, and outlook for, the US and European venture capital markets. The report features industry and regional breakdowns, and a look at trends in venture capital financing, convertible debt and VC-backed company M&A deal terms. We also highlight two new funding techniques that have expanded the pre-IPO financing toolkit; five common mistakes made by fledging entrepreneurs; and four things you need to know about doing business in California.

January 19, 2016

WilmerHale Reps Soft Robotics in Venture Financing

On December 17, 2015, Soft Robotics Inc., a robotics company designing pneumatic grippers and control systems to automate bin picking, order fulfillment, and other material handling tasks, announced the closing of an initial $3 million tranche of its Series A financing.

March 27, 2015

2015 Venture Capital Report

The 2015 Venture Capital Report offers an in-depth analysis of, and outlook for, the US and European venture capital markets. The report features industry and regional breakdowns; an analysis of trends in venture capital financing, convertible debt and VC-backed company M&A deal terms; and a look at important considerations for startup founders weighing the costs, benefits and optimal timing for company incorporation.

January 13, 2015

Citrix Acquires Sanbolic

Citrix announced that it completed its acquisition of Sanbolic, an innovator and leader in workload-oriented storage virtualization technologies. Sanbolic technology enables customers to software-define storage to optimize the delivery of application-specific workloads.

June 17, 2014

WEX to Acquire Evolution1, a Leader in Cloud-Based Technology and Payment Solutions in the Healthcare Industry

WEX Inc., a leading provider of corporate payment solutions, and Evolution1, a leader in cloud-based technology and payment solutions in the healthcare industry, announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for WEX to acquire Evolution1 for $532.5 million in cash.

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Education

JD, Harvard Law School, 2013, Articles Editor and Deputy Managing Editor, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy

MBA, Finance and Health Care Management, with honors, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2010

AB, Political Science and Economics, magna cum laude, Duke University, 2004,

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Massachusetts

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