Dow Jones VentureSource Ranks Firm No. 1 in Q1-Q3 2012 Issuer-Side Venture Financing

Dow Jones VentureSource's legal rankings for issuer-side venture financing deals in the first three quarters of 2012 placed Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati ahead of all other firms by the total number of rounds of equity financing raised on behalf of clients. The firm is credited as legal advisor in 244 rounds of equity financing, while its nearest competitor advised on 150 rounds of equity financing.1

According to VentureSource, WSGR ranked first nationally in Q1-Q3 2012 issuer-side deals in the following industries: information technology,2 healthcare,3 clean technology, communications and networking, energy and utilities, consumer goods, industrial goods and materials, business and financial services, semiconductors, electronics and computer hardware, software, and medical devices and equipment.

1 As VentureSource continues to collect data and update its database, newly reported deals from a given time period may alter previously reported results.

2 Information technology includes the following sub-sectors: semiconductors, communications/networking, electronics/computer hardware, and software.

3 Healthcare consists of the biopharmaceutical and medical devices/equipment subsets.