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I specialise in corporate law and advise on transactions involving private businesses, including M&A, equity investments and joint ventures.

Whether you are buying, selling or restructuring your business, entering into a new joint venture, investing or raising funds, my no-nonsense approach is to get things done, whilst helping my clients to navigate complex legal issues in order to protect their interests.

Noted as a key lawyer in Legal 500 UK 2022 for our M&A and Venture Capital practice areas, I specialise in transactions involving private businesses across a range of sectors, including technology, hospitality, infrastructure and real estate. My particular focus is on our Growth Capital practice, advising on equity investments and eventual exits.

I enjoy working as part of my clients’ team to deliver commercial and enterprising solutions. Our firm prides itself on partners not only taking the lead, but also remaining key points of contact and doing a significant amount of the detailed work. This allows me to remain closely involved in developing and delivering our service. As someone who has once skydived alone and for the first (and probably last!) time ever after only a 15 minutes tutorial, I would also say that I like a challenge and to test my agility. Luckily, my deal flow presents that opportunity.

I love travelling, which is often a road trip (much more fun for me than my husband who has to drive) as we take our Jack Russell everywhere - from Russia to Caribbean and anything in between. He is quite possibly the world’s most spoilt dog.

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Expertise

Mergers & Acquisitions

Venture Capital

Corporate Real Estate

Hotels

Leisure

Technology

Energy & Renewables

Corporate Law

Experience

  • Advising Zouk Capital:
    • As part of the group of financial investors (also comprising Index Ventures, 83North, Creandum and Northzone) on the sale of their interests in iZettle to PayPal Holdings with a total deal value of US$2.2bn;
    • As the manager of the HM Treasury’s Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund on their joint venture with Liberty Global to roll out on-street residential electric vehicle charging points in the UK;
    • On their investments into InstaVolt (operator of a rapid EV charging network); and
    • On a partial sale (including a rollover) of their interests in Huddle (collaboration software) to Turn/River Capital with a subsequent exit to Ideagen.
  • Advising Yoo Capital on its:
    • Partnership with a consortium of German institutional investors relating to a £296m acquisition of Olympia London;
    • Joint venture with Astarte Capital Partners; and
    • Acquisition of a majority ownership interest in Shepherds Bush Market from U+I Group.
  • Advising 83North on:
    • US$7.5m Series A co-investment in Lenses.io with Marathon Venture Capital; and
    • US$50m Series C co-investment in Workable Technology with Zouk Capital.
  • Advising on the sale of Ventia (an award-winning serviced offices provider group) to The Boutique Workplace Company.
  • Advising Fly Victor, which operates a fully integrated global distribution platform for the search and booking of private jet travel, on a corporate restructuring that saw the formation of a group of companies headed by Alyssum Group.

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