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Chambers Review

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Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment - UK-wide
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What the team is known for

CMS is particularly strong on transactions involving clients from the energy, healthcare and TMT sectors. It maintains a strong international footprint and is considered the first port of call for many on Central and Eastern European deals. The group is regularly engaged for its strength in venture capital and growth investment work, where it acts for a number of specialist investors and startups operating in IP-intensive industries, including life sciences and technology.

Strengths

"The lawyers I work with at CMS are very pragmatic and knowledgeable."

Work highlights

CMS advised Clearscore on its USD200 million fundraising led by Invus. It also represented Bread Holdings in its sale to Bain Capital Credit and other investors for £200 million.

Notable practitioners

John Finnemore is an experienced venture capital specialist who is active on behalf of investors and emerging companies. His expertise ranges from seed and early-stage fundraisings to M&A and other exit transactions. "John Finnemore is a really good, straightforward operator."

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