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  • AstraZeneca on the sale to Avara of its pharmaceutical manufacturing facility at Avonmouth, Bristol; and on the disposal of the global rights to Crohn’s disease drug, Entocort

  • Biopharmaceutical company Albireo on various rounds of private equity and venture debt finance and its reverse merger with US biopharmaceutical company Biodel Inc and related NASDAQ listing

  • A global private equity syndicate on the first-ever biopharma spin-out by AstraZeneca:  Albireo

  • Diagnostics Group Abingdon Health on a series of acquisitions, including Foresite Diagnostics and Molecular Vision

  • Carrick Therapeutics on one of the largest  private funding rounds in the UK Life Sciences industry in 2016:   its raising of $95million from a syndicate led by ARCH Venture Partners and Woodford Investment Management with participation from Cambridge Innovations Capital,  Evoctec, GV (formerly Google Ventures) and Lightstone Ventures

  • Plasma technology company Origin, Inc. on its $25 million pre-IPO investment by Woodford Investment Management

  • UCL Business, the technology transfer arm of University College London, on the spin-out and £25 million equity financing by Syncona, an investment arm of The Wellcome Trust, of bleeding disorder gene therapy company, Freeline Therapeutics; and on the spin-out and £30 million equity financing, again by Syncona, of cancer therapy company, Autolus

  • PrEP Biopharm, Inc on its spin-out from Johnson & Johnson and a £23 million Series A financing round led by investors, hVIVO plc and Johnson & Johnson Innovation alongside US-based angel investors

  • Sale of Cronin 3D Ltd and admission to AIM of Cronin plc

  • The reverse takeover of Ixico plc by Phytopharm plc and Ixico’s subsequent acquisition of Optimal Medicine, placing and Rule 9, Takeover Code waiver

  • Blackboard Inc on its acquisition of the business of Fronteer Ltd, including its flagship Ally product; and on the acquisition of Remote-Learner UK, a leading provider of open source solutions to the educational industry

  • Canon Europe on its acquisition of Tech City-based digital start-up, Lifecake, and its acquisition of personalised print e-commerce platform company Kite.ly

  • Capgemini on the sale of its stake in Working Links to Aurelius Capital

  • Freeview, the free-to-air digital TV service, on the joint venture and financing arrangements between its shareholders, BBC, BSkyB, Channel 4, ITV and Arqiva

  • Electrical Safety First on its joint venture with the Electrical Contractors Association:  Certsure LLP; and on the disposal of its global quality assurance business, National Quality Assurance, to National Technical Systems, Inc

  • The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and its trading subsidiary on several acquisitions in the engineering sector; and advising IMechE on the establishment of an investment fund, Stephenson LP, to provide seed capital for technological and engineering businesses

  • Isle of Man Enterprises plc on its privatisation

  • King.com, leading social games company and developer of Candy Crush on its equity investment in independent games company, Midoki Limited

  • Acting for Seller of OP Talent Limited, a leading agency for digital talent on the sale of the business to Endemol

  • Time Out and its private equity owners, Oakley Capital, on the acquisition of a stake in Flypay, a fast-growing mobile payments technology company

  • OXIS Energy, a lithium sulphur battery technology company, on successive financing rounds, including its recent financing by Samsung Ventures

  • Sale of Omnichannel personalisation software company Peerius to KRR-backed Episerver

  • Rare Television Limited on its acquisitions of 360 Production and Screen Channel TV

  • Stada UK Holdings on its acquisition of e-cigarettes business Slam Trading Limited

  • WPP on acquisitions of majority and minority stakes in numerous UK and overseas digital marketing/eCommerce agencies and technology companies including Essence Digital, Salmon, Code Computer Love, Exchange Lab, Man vs Machine and Two Circles

  • Diageo on the establishment of an accelerator for fast-growing premium spirits brands, Distill Ventures, and its subsequent investments in start-up and growth companies
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