Paul Hastings Advises Gevo on $107 Million NASDAQ IPO

February 14, 2011

San Diego, CA (February 14, 2011) - Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm has advised Gevo, Inc., a U.S.-based developer and manufacturer of renewable chemicals and biofuels, on the companys $107 million initial public offering (IPO) of 7,150,000 shares of common stock priced at $15.00 per share. Trading on the NASDAQ started February 9, 2011.

The offering, which was backed by venture capital fund Khosla Ventures and the Richard Branson-backed private equity firm Virgin Green Fund, priced at the top of the range. Proceeds will be used to acquire ethanol plants and convert them to produce isobutanol, a biomass fuel.

Corporate partners Teri O'Brien and Deyan Spiridonov led the Paul Hastings team, which included partners Michael Zuppone, Alexander Lee, and Stephen Harris, and associates Melissa Garcia, Elizabeth Razzano, and Laura McGurty.

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