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Rebecca Burford, Partner

Rebecca is a corporate transactional specialist who advises on acquisitions, company sales, management buy-outs (“MBOs”), management buy-ins, private equity, mergers, joint ventures, reorganisations and restructuring.

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Rebecca is a corporate transactional specialist who advises on acquisitions, company sales, management buy-outs (“MBOs”), management buy-ins, private equity, mergers, seed capital and growth capital investments, joint ventures, reorganisations and restructuring. Rebecca has also acted on a significant number of company sales and acquisitions, as well as acting for private equity houses, management teams on MBOs and high net worth individuals on their investments into private companies.

She has worked with clients in a broad range of sectors including technology, digital media and video gaming, manufacturing, insurance and telecommunications.

Rebecca is ranked in The Lawyer’s prestigious Hot 100 List.  She was ranked as “Next Generation Partner” for Corporate in the South East in the Legal 500 directory in 2019, ranked “Next Generation Lawyer” for Corporate in the South East in the Legal 500 directory in 2017 and 2018, and ranked as “Associate to Watch” in Chambers and Partners directory 2018.  Rebecca was shortlisted as Corporate Lawyer of the Year at the South East Insider Deal Maker Awards 2019, and led two private equity transactions (MBO of Trusted Housesitters backed by private equity firm, Rockpool Investments and the MBO of Xstrahl Group backed by private equity firm, Risk Capital), that were both shortlisted for Private Equity Deal of the Year at the South East Insider Deal Maker Awards 2019. She also acted for the management team on the investment by Cow Corner into Person Centred Software which was shortlisted for Private Equity Deal of the Year at the South East Insider Deal Maker Awards 2022.

Rebecca is also involved in a number of the Firm’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, including sitting on the Firm’s “Future Firm for Diversity and Inclusion Committee”. She  is also appointed to The Law Society’s Ethnic Minority Lawyers Division committee.

Rebecca is admitted to practise in England and Wales.

Experience

Private Equity & Venture Capital

  • Advising an AI legal tech company on its $20m Series B raise led by JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs
  • Advising Mobeus Private Equity on  its £11m investment to support the MBO of Veritek Global
  • Advising YFM on £10m investment to support the MBO of Intelligent Office, an outsourced services business
  • Advising YFM on its £6m investment to support the MBO of Springboard Research, a retail intelligence business
  • Advising sustainable beauty brand, BYBI on its $7m Series A raise
  • Advising Veloce Esports on its £4m Series A raise
  • Advising fintech company, Appital on its £2m pre-Series raise with lead investor Frontline Ventures
  • Acting for the management team of Person Centred Software on the partial exit and investment by private equity firm Cow Corner
  • Advising the management team on the rollover arrangements on the acquisition of AVMI, an audio visual equipment supplier, by Kinly, who is backed by Avedon Capital Partners
  • Advising the management team on the MBO of Trusted Housesitters, supported by private equity firm, Rockpool Investments
  • Advising the management team on the MBO of Xstrahl Group, supported by private equity firm, Risk Capital
  • Advising the management team on the MBO of River Marketing supported by Percipient Capital
  • Advising the management team on the MBO of Boston Multi-Family Office, supported by private equity firm, Rockpool Investments
  • Advising the management team on the investment by Puma Private Equity into Connectr (formerly MyKindaFuture)
  • Advising the management team of BusinessOptix, a Saas business, on the investment by US based venture capitalist, Naples Technology Ventures
  • Advising BGF on its significant minority investment in Revital
  • Advising Ideaware, a SaaS business, on its pre-seed and seed capital funding rounds
  • Advising MoneyGuided, a FinTech company, on its pre-seed and seed capital funding rounds
  • Advising The Flume Catheter Company, a MedTech company, on its seed capital funding rounds
  • Advising Process Clone, a tech start up, on its pre seed and seed capital funding rounds

Acquisitions, Sales/Disposals & Joint Ventures

  • Advising the shareholders of a SaaS business on the $22m sale to a large PE backed software company for $22m
  • Advising the shareholders on the £18m disposal of a medical equipment supplier
  • Advising the shareholders on the sale of Edgecase Games (the developer of Fractured Space) to Wargaming (the developer of World of Tanks)
  • Advising the shareholders on the sale of Mercian Logistics to Cathay Investments
  • Advising on the sale of DCB Kent Limited to Bilby Plc
  • Advising the shareholders on the sale of Gerald Simmonds Healthcare
  • Advising the shareholders on the on the sale of Alphr Technology
  • Advising the shareholders on the on the sale of LCS Switchgear
  • Advising Markerstudy on its £22m acquisition of the entire issued share capital of a pet insurance company and £20m acquisition of the entire issued share capital of a gadget and lifestyle insurance company
  • Advising Cloudhouse Technologies, a leading application compatibility packaging solution, on its acquisition of Upguard Core
  • Advising CMO Group Plc on its acquisition of clickbasin.co.uk
  • Advising CMO Group Plc on its acquisition of JTM Plumbing
  • Advising The Doctors Clinic Group, the UK’s high growth private healthcare company, on its acquisition of Soma Health, an occupational health specialist
  • Acting for Veloce Esports on its joint venture with Formula 1 Racing Driver, Lando Norris
  • Acting for a social media influencer on his joint venture with a luxury spirits brand
  • Acting on a storage company  joint venture between the development party and the store company operators
  • Acting on a property development joint venture between the land owner and the developer

Recognition

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