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    Timeline of tech deals

    21 December 2022

    Advised leading international provider of laboratory services SourceBio International PLC on its tender offer to return up to £12.7 million to shareholders

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    30 November 2022

    Advised private-equity backed leading digital transformation services provider Accolite Digital on its acquisition of TeamTek Consulting

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    27 October 2022

    Advised on £48.1million AIM listing for Sondrel (Holdings) PLC on IPO

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    26 October 2022

    Advised Royal Opera House on launch of new streaming service

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    30 September 2022

    Advised Frenkel Topping Group PLC on two acquisitions of Somek and Associates Ltd and the entire issued share capital of N-Able Services Ltd

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    05 September 2022

    Advised digital infrastructure giant Giganet on the acquisition of broadband provider Cuckoo for an undisclosed sum

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    16 August 2022

    Advised specialist drug discovery and development company ImmuPharma PLC with new issue of shares raising £1.04 million

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    23 May 2022

    Advised wholesale full fibre provider ITS Technology Group in securing £100 million investment to deliver ‘Faster Britain’

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    25 April 2022

    Advised County Broadband in securing a further £100 million investment for full-fibre rollout

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    08 April 2022

    Advised Cambridge Bioscience Ltd on its sale to Nordic BioSite Group for an undisclosed sum

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    22 March 2022

    Advised leading biotechnology company Verici Dx PLC with new issue of shares raising £10 million

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    22 March 2022

    Advised leading biotechnology company Source BioScience on its strategic acquisition of top private histopathology provider LDPath Limited

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    13 January 2022

    Advised Electric Guitar PLC with its admission to and trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange

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    05 January 2022

    Advised finnCap with £6 million placing for specialist technology manufacturer Trackwise Designs PLC

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    22 December 2021

    Advised SPARK Advisory and Oberon Capital on the £4 million AIM listing of 4Global PLC

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    22 October 2021

    Advised on £17.4 million AIM listing for agriculture technology business Light Science Technologies PLC

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    Legal support at every stage of the business lifecycle

    BDB Pitmans is on hand to guide clients from beginning to end of the business life cycle. Whether you’re a start-up or a large tech company, our team is passionate about helping you to maximise the opportunities (and overcome the challenges) of a highly competitive landscape.

    By taking a holistic view we are able to support clients through the unique pressures of the industry.

    START-UP

    Angel / Seed – Acting for founders and pre-revenue businesses on initial equity subscriptions, shareholders’ agreements and constitutional documentation.

    Investment – Advising on all forms of investment into early stage businesses, including advice on tax-efficient schemes (SEIS / EIS / VCT).

    GROWTH

    Series A/B/C funding rounds – Assisting companies with strategic funding decisions, creating supportable equity investments and protecting founder shareholder positions. Acting for investors, confirming rights, ensuring provision of information, protecting minority positions.

    PE – Acting for a variety of mid-market funds and companies receiving PE investments. Assisting with investments, MBO’s, MBIs and secondary buyouts.

    Debt finance – Acting for a variety of borrowers (corporates, charities, individuals) and lenders (private banks, funds, HNWIs) on all debt finance requirements, including security and intercreditor arrangements.

    MATURE

    M&A – Advising selling shareholders on disposals and ensuring they are appropriately protected from contractual terms (eg warranties and restrictive covenants).

    Listings –  Main Market and AIM – Advising businesses on the process and regulatory requirements for listing on the London Stock Exchange. Acting alongside Nomads, brokers and accountants.

    Takeovers – Acting for both offerors and targets on takeovers, by way of contractual offer or scheme of arrangement, hostile or recommended.

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    Meet the team

    Dennis Lee

    Dennis Lee

    Partner

    Dennis is a commercial and intellectual property lawyer with a full range of expertise advising clients on matters involving cutting edge technologies. Valued for his industry insight and practical commercial approach, Dennis has extensive experience advising on emerging technologies and digital assets, with specialist knowledge of Metaverse-as-a-Service, NFTs, data protection and brand protection in the tech sector.
    Philip Lamb

    Philip Lamb

    Partner

    Philip has acted for a range of companies in the digital infrastructure space including County Broadband and Giganet and managed equity and debt investments in the tech space. He has been instrumental growing service providers from infancy to multimillion pound operations overseas.
    Brian Gegg

    Brian Gegg

    Partner

    Brian has acted for clients of many varieties in the IT and tech sectors and has particular experience in IT operations in the airline and payroll software industries.
    Jonathan Colclough

    Jonathan Colclough

    Partner

    Jonathan specialises in advising individuals on UK tax in relation to crypto assets on Wills, trusts, LPAs, and lifetime tax/wealth planning to include FICs and OEICs.
    Julian Prentice

    Julian Prentice

    Legal Director

    Julian undertook a secondment at one of the UK’s largest broadcasters and telecommunications companies and now regularly advises businesses in the tech sector on contract terminations and breaches of contract, as well as rights, obligations and risks within contracts.
    Lorna du Sautoy

    Lorna du Sautoy

    Partner

    Lorna offers advice on the use of cryptocurrency in prime property transactions and the emerging digital land market as well as proptech.
    Ludovico Lugnani

    Ludovico Lugnani

    Solicitor

    Ludo has first-hand experience in advising clients on commercial matters within the Web3 sector including NFT projects and Metaverse developers with a passion for Layer-2 scaling solutions. He specialises in the cross-over between Web2 and Web3
    Cheryl Fletcher

    Cheryl Fletcher

    Senior Associate

    Cheryl has advised Health Tech clients and an international online marketplace on a variety of disputes relating to breach of contract, IP infringement, breach of data protection and breach of the Electronic Commerce Regulations 2002.

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