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Stephen heads Cooley’s London corporate practice and has experience in acting for high-growth companies, investors, entrepreneurs and management teams on corporate transactions, with a particular focus on company sales and purchases, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity and venture capital financings across a range of industry sectors. Stephen also regularly acts for spinouts, VC-funded companies and well-known investors in the life sciences sector.

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Experience

  • ICS Learn Sold to Skill & You 

  • Eliem Therapeutics – $92 Million IPO 

  • Primary Capital on its Investment in Sigma Sports 

  • CSL Secures Investment From ECI Partners 

  • Battery Ventures on its acquisition of Guardsquare 

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Education

  • Chester College of Law
    Law Society Finals, 1993

  • University of Leeds
    Bachelor of Laws, 1992

Rankings & Accolades

    Chambers & Partners (UK): Leading Individual - Corporate/M&A: Mid-market  (2022)

    The Legal 500 UK: Private equity & Hall of Fame (2022)

    The Legal 500 UK: M&A (2022)

    The Legal 500 UK: M&A: Mid-market; Venture Capital; Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology

    Who's Who Legal Life Sciences: Transactional