White & Case Advises Ross Acquisition Corp II on Its Business Combination with Aprinoia Therapeutics, Inc.

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Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised Ross Acquisition Corp II on its entry into a definitive agreement for a business combination with Aprinoia Therapeutics, Inc., a leading clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's Disease and Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. The business combination values the post-closing combined company at a pro forma enterprise value of US$319.6 million.

Aprinoia Therapeutics Inc. is a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based global clinical-stage biotech company developing novel therapeutics and precision diagnostics for the treatments of neurodegenerative diseases in collaboration with leading global biotech companies.

The White & Case team was led by M&A partners Gary Silverman and Jeff Gilson (both in Chicago) and Capital Markets partner Era Anagnosti (Washington, DC). The team also included M&A associate Zach Smith (Chicago) and law clerks Sunrita Sen (Chicago) and Adyasha Das (Silicon Valley); Tax partner Steven Gee (New York) and associate Devon Yamauchi (Houston); Employment, Compensation & Benefits partner Victoria Rosamond and associate Peter Shelburne; Technology Transactions partner Andres Liivak, counsel Ketan Pastakia and associates Kelly Funderburk (all in New York) and Emily Ostertag Whittle (Washington, DC); Capital Markets associates Russell Deutsch and Adrian Ling (both in New York); Data Privacy and Cybersecurity partner F. Paul Pittman (Washington, DC) and associate Abdul Hafiz (New York); Intellectual Property partner Colleen Tracy James and associate Joel Broussard (both in New York); Real Estate partner Steven Lutt (New York); Environmental & Climate Change partner Seth Kerschner (New York); Debt Finance partner Sherri Snelson (New York); Trade partners Richard Burke and Karalyn Mildorf (both in Washington, DC); Foreign Direct Investments partner Farhad Jalinous (Washington, DC); White Collar partner Maria Beguiristain (Miami), and local partner James Hsiao (Hong Kong); and Antitrust partner Rebecca Farrington (Washington, DC).

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