Sophie is a Principal Associate in the Corporate team with significant experience in a broad range of corporate transactions including M&A, private equity, venture capital and corporate reorganisations. Sophie has a particular focus on private equity and venture capital transactions, regularly acting for both institutions and companies/management teams across a variety of sectors.

Sophie’s recent experience includes:

  • advising YFM Private Equity on the £4.8 million investment into award winning marketing automation platform, Force24 Limited, which was shortlisted for Deal of the Year (up to £5m) at the Insider Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards 
  • advising LDC on its exit from ByBox in a £221 million sale to private equity backer Francisco Partners and the subsequent £30 million re-investment by LDC
  • advising management on the investment by LDC in BCIS (a carve out from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors), which was shortlisted for National / International Deal of the Year at the Insider Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards 
  • advising on BGF’s exit from Coppergreen Leisure Resorts, a luxury holiday park business, to Away Resorts, backed by CVC Capital Partners 
  • advising German private equity firm Capiton AG on the acquisition of Principle Healthcare Group, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers and distributors of vitamins, minerals and supplements  
  • advising a deep-tech startup on its £5 million venture capital financing round led by a San Francisco based VC firm and multiple subsequent follow-on funding rounds  


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