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Private Equity

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What the team is known for

Particularly strong on transactions involving clients from the energy, healthcare and TMC sectors. Maintains a strong international footprint and is considered the first port of call for many on Central and Eastern European deals. Also regularly engaged for its growing strengths 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

Sources say: "CMS has good bench depth with a broad skill set in private equity and a commercially-minded team."

"They take a sensible, commercial approach, and they know the market well," another client reports.

Work highlights

Advised Phoenix Equity Partners on the buyout of Spy Alarms.

Advised GoCardless on its USD20 million Series E investment by Bain Capital.

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 fund-raisings to M&A and other exit transactions.

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Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment


John Finnemore
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