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Andrew Overend

Andrew Overend

Edwards Wildman Palmer UK LLP
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    Andrew is an experienced corporate lawyer based in the London office with particular expertise in private equity, M&A, venture capital and reorganisations. He has advised on a number of management buyouts acting for either private equity funds or management teams.  He also has considerable experience advising venture capital funds and companies in all stages of the investment process (seed and development capital, pre-IPO funding) and has advised on numerous complex cross-border public and private share and asset acquisitions ranging between £25-£250 million across all sectors, especially TMT and energy sectors.

     
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    • Advised ABRY Partners in the acquisition of a controlling interest in UK based software business, Thomsons Online in a deal valuing Thomsons at around £100 million.
    • Advised a large US investment bank on the auction sale of a major pan-European telecoms business.
    • Advised AmWINS Group Inc. in the recommended takeover, by way of scheme of arrangement of AIM listed THB Group Plc for £31.8 million.
    • Advising an international listed defence electronics company on the acquisition of a significant UK target group specialising in HVAC systems for the Ministry of Defence and other automotive industry clients. 
    • Advising Sovereign Capital on the buyout of BIMM Limited.
    • Advising First Utility, the UK’s biggest independent energy supplier, on all stages of investment from initial seed funding, development capital and most recently, securing a strategic partnership with global financial services firm Morgan Stanley by way of a complex, structured alternative investment arrangement, including a 9.99% shareholding in the business for Morgan Stanley’s wholly owned United States affiliate, Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc.
    • Advising PROfounders Capital on its investment in Made.com.
    • Advising DFJ Esprit and Dawn Capital on several early stage venture capital investments in portfolio companies including Mimecast, a UK software company specialising in unified email management.
    • Advising Oyster Marine on various general corporate matters.
    • Advising on all corporate law aspects of the establishment of FinnCap Limited, now one of the UK's leading independent brokers.
    • Advising an ASX listed financial services company on the acquisition of a UK target company for £33m.
    • Advising 3i on several early stage venture capital investments.
    • Advising numerous private equity funds and companies on the implementation of structured, tax-efficient management share incentive arrangements.

    Featured Experience

    • Accel Partners Series A investment

      In January 2013, our lawyers represented Accel Partners in its Series A investment round in Friendly Fashion Limited. MORE

    • Financing of Russian Online Fashion Retailer, KupiVIP

      In October 2012, our lawyers represented Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Balderton Capital, Russia Partners, and Mangrove Capital in the Series D-1 investment round in Blacksquare Investments Limited, owner of high-end fashion retailer, KupiVIP MORE

    • Take Private Transaction for Battery Ventures

      In 2012, our private equity team completed the take-private of Jeeves Information Systems, a Swedish-headquartered, global software company which was listed on the Swedish stock exchange, on behalf of Battery Ventures, a Boston-based venture capital firm. MORE

    • Accel Partners Series A investment

      In January 2013, our lawyers represented Accel Partners in its Series A investment round in Friendly Fashion Limited. MORE

    • Thomsons Online Benefits Acquisition

      Advised private equity house ABRY Partners on their acquisition of a majority interest in UK employee benefits company Thomsons Online Benefits, in a deal that valued the business at around £100 million. MORE

    • Financing of Russian Online Fashion Retailer, KupiVIP

      In October 2012, our lawyers represented Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Balderton Capital, Russia Partners, and Mangrove Capital in the Series D-1 investment round in Blacksquare Investments Limited, owner of high-end fashion retailer, KupiVIP MORE

    • Take Private Transaction for Battery Ventures

      In 2012, our private equity team completed the take-private of Jeeves Information Systems, a Swedish-headquartered, global software company which was listed on the Swedish stock exchange, on behalf of Battery Ventures, a Boston-based venture capital firm. MORE

    • Accel Partners Series A investment

      In January 2013, our lawyers represented Accel Partners in its Series A investment round in Friendly Fashion Limited. MORE

    • Thomsons Online Benefits Acquisition

      Advised private equity house ABRY Partners on their acquisition of a majority interest in UK employee benefits company Thomsons Online Benefits, in a deal that valued the business at around £100 million. MORE

    • AmWINS Takeover of THB

      We represented North Carolina-based AmWINS Group, Inc., a wholesale distributor of insurance products,  in the recommended takeover of AIM-listed THB Group plc by means of a scheme of arrangement MORE

    • AmWINS Group, Inc. Takeover

      We counseled insurance wholesaler AmWINS Group in the takeover of UK-based, AIM-listed THB Group plc by means of a scheme of arrangement. MORE

    • Thomsons Online Benefits Acquisition

      Advised private equity house ABRY Partners on their acquisition of a majority interest in UK employee benefits company Thomsons Online Benefits, in a deal that valued the business at around £100 million. MORE

    • Thomsons Online Benefits Acquisition

      Advised private equity house ABRY Partners on their acquisition of a majority interest in UK employee benefits company Thomsons Online Benefits, in a deal that valued the business at around £100 million. MORE

    • Thomsons Online Benefits Acquisition

      Advised private equity house ABRY Partners on their acquisition of a majority interest in UK employee benefits company Thomsons Online Benefits, in a deal that valued the business at around £100 million. MORE

    • Thomsons Online Benefits Acquisition

      Advised private equity house ABRY Partners on their acquisition of a majority interest in UK employee benefits company Thomsons Online Benefits, in a deal that valued the business at around £100 million. MORE

    • AmWINS Takeover of THB

      We represented North Carolina-based AmWINS Group, Inc., a wholesale distributor of insurance products,  in the recommended takeover of AIM-listed THB Group plc by means of a scheme of arrangement MORE

    • AmWINS Group, Inc. Takeover

      We counseled insurance wholesaler AmWINS Group in the takeover of UK-based, AIM-listed THB Group plc by means of a scheme of arrangement. MORE

    • Investment Capital Ukraine Acquisition

      In December 2011 our London-based lawyers represented financial services company Investment Capital Ukraine in its acquisition of a 68.2% control block in real estate company KDD Group N.V. (AIM-Listed) without a takeover bid MORE

    • Thomsons Online Benefits Acquisition

      Advised private equity house ABRY Partners on their acquisition of a majority interest in UK employee benefits company Thomsons Online Benefits, in a deal that valued the business at around £100 million. MORE

    • Thomsons Online Benefits Acquisition

      Advised private equity house ABRY Partners on their acquisition of a majority interest in UK employee benefits company Thomsons Online Benefits, in a deal that valued the business at around £100 million. MORE

    • AmWINS Group, Inc. Takeover

      We counseled insurance wholesaler AmWINS Group in the takeover of UK-based, AIM-listed THB Group plc by means of a scheme of arrangement. MORE

    • Thomsons Online Benefits Acquisition

      Advised private equity house ABRY Partners on their acquisition of a majority interest in UK employee benefits company Thomsons Online Benefits, in a deal that valued the business at around £100 million. MORE

    • Take Private Transaction for Battery Ventures

      In 2012, our private equity team completed the take-private of Jeeves Information Systems, a Swedish-headquartered, global software company which was listed on the Swedish stock exchange, on behalf of Battery Ventures, a Boston-based venture capital firm. MORE

    • Thomsons Online Benefits Acquisition

      Advised private equity house ABRY Partners on their acquisition of a majority interest in UK employee benefits company Thomsons Online Benefits, in a deal that valued the business at around £100 million. MORE

    • Thomsons Online Benefits Acquisition

      Advised private equity house ABRY Partners on their acquisition of a majority interest in UK employee benefits company Thomsons Online Benefits, in a deal that valued the business at around £100 million. MORE

    • Take Private Transaction for Battery Ventures

      In 2012, our private equity team completed the take-private of Jeeves Information Systems, a Swedish-headquartered, global software company which was listed on the Swedish stock exchange, on behalf of Battery Ventures, a Boston-based venture capital firm. MORE

    • AmWINS Group, Inc. lists Eurobonds on The Channel Islands Stock Exchange

      We represented insurance wholesaler AmWINS Group, Inc. in the February 2012 listing of Eurobonds on The Channel Islands Stock Exchange. MORE

    • AmWINS Takeover of THB

      We represented North Carolina-based AmWINS Group, Inc., a wholesale distributor of insurance products,  in the recommended takeover of AIM-listed THB Group plc by means of a scheme of arrangement MORE

    • AmWINS Group, Inc. Takeover

      We counseled insurance wholesaler AmWINS Group in the takeover of UK-based, AIM-listed THB Group plc by means of a scheme of arrangement. MORE

    • Financing of Russian Online Fashion Retailer, KupiVIP

      In October 2012, our lawyers represented Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Balderton Capital, Russia Partners, and Mangrove Capital in the Series D-1 investment round in Blacksquare Investments Limited, owner of high-end fashion retailer, KupiVIP MORE

    • Take Private Transaction for Battery Ventures

      In 2012, our private equity team completed the take-private of Jeeves Information Systems, a Swedish-headquartered, global software company which was listed on the Swedish stock exchange, on behalf of Battery Ventures, a Boston-based venture capital firm. MORE

    • Financing of Russian Online Fashion Retailer, KupiVIP

      In October 2012, our lawyers represented Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Balderton Capital, Russia Partners, and Mangrove Capital in the Series D-1 investment round in Blacksquare Investments Limited, owner of high-end fashion retailer, KupiVIP MORE

    • Take Private Transaction for Battery Ventures

      In 2012, our private equity team completed the take-private of Jeeves Information Systems, a Swedish-headquartered, global software company which was listed on the Swedish stock exchange, on behalf of Battery Ventures, a Boston-based venture capital firm. MORE

    • Financing of Russian Online Fashion Retailer, KupiVIP

      In October 2012, our lawyers represented Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Balderton Capital, Russia Partners, and Mangrove Capital in the Series D-1 investment round in Blacksquare Investments Limited, owner of high-end fashion retailer, KupiVIP MORE

    • Financing of Russian Online Fashion Retailer, KupiVIP

      In October 2012, our lawyers represented Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Balderton Capital, Russia Partners, and Mangrove Capital in the Series D-1 investment round in Blacksquare Investments Limited, owner of high-end fashion retailer, KupiVIP MORE

    • Financing of Russian Online Fashion Retailer, KupiVIP

      In October 2012, our lawyers represented Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Balderton Capital, Russia Partners, and Mangrove Capital in the Series D-1 investment round in Blacksquare Investments Limited, owner of high-end fashion retailer, KupiVIP MORE

    • AmWINS Takeover of THB

      We represented North Carolina-based AmWINS Group, Inc., a wholesale distributor of insurance products,  in the recommended takeover of AIM-listed THB Group plc by means of a scheme of arrangement MORE

    • AmWINS Group, Inc. Takeover

      We counseled insurance wholesaler AmWINS Group in the takeover of UK-based, AIM-listed THB Group plc by means of a scheme of arrangement. MORE

    • Take Private Transaction for Battery Ventures

      In 2012, our private equity team completed the take-private of Jeeves Information Systems, a Swedish-headquartered, global software company which was listed on the Swedish stock exchange, on behalf of Battery Ventures, a Boston-based venture capital firm. MORE

    • AmWINS Takeover of THB

      We represented North Carolina-based AmWINS Group, Inc., a wholesale distributor of insurance products,  in the recommended takeover of AIM-listed THB Group plc by means of a scheme of arrangement MORE

    • AmWINS Takeover of THB

      We represented North Carolina-based AmWINS Group, Inc., a wholesale distributor of insurance products,  in the recommended takeover of AIM-listed THB Group plc by means of a scheme of arrangement MORE

    • AmWINS Group, Inc. Takeover

      We counseled insurance wholesaler AmWINS Group in the takeover of UK-based, AIM-listed THB Group plc by means of a scheme of arrangement. MORE

    • AmWINS Takeover of THB

      We represented North Carolina-based AmWINS Group, Inc., a wholesale distributor of insurance products,  in the recommended takeover of AIM-listed THB Group plc by means of a scheme of arrangement MORE

    • AmWINS Takeover of THB

      We represented North Carolina-based AmWINS Group, Inc., a wholesale distributor of insurance products,  in the recommended takeover of AIM-listed THB Group plc by means of a scheme of arrangement MORE

    • AmWINS Takeover of THB

      We represented North Carolina-based AmWINS Group, Inc., a wholesale distributor of insurance products,  in the recommended takeover of AIM-listed THB Group plc by means of a scheme of arrangement MORE

    • AmWINS Takeover of THB

      We represented North Carolina-based AmWINS Group, Inc., a wholesale distributor of insurance products,  in the recommended takeover of AIM-listed THB Group plc by means of a scheme of arrangement MORE

    • AmWINS Takeover of THB

      We represented North Carolina-based AmWINS Group, Inc., a wholesale distributor of insurance products,  in the recommended takeover of AIM-listed THB Group plc by means of a scheme of arrangement MORE

    • AmWINS Takeover of THB

      We represented North Carolina-based AmWINS Group, Inc., a wholesale distributor of insurance products,  in the recommended takeover of AIM-listed THB Group plc by means of a scheme of arrangement MORE

    • AmWINS Takeover of THB

      We represented North Carolina-based AmWINS Group, Inc., a wholesale distributor of insurance products,  in the recommended takeover of AIM-listed THB Group plc by means of a scheme of arrangement MORE

    • AmWINS Takeover of THB

      We represented North Carolina-based AmWINS Group, Inc., a wholesale distributor of insurance products,  in the recommended takeover of AIM-listed THB Group plc by means of a scheme of arrangement MORE

    • AmWINS Group, Inc. Takeover

      We counseled insurance wholesaler AmWINS Group in the takeover of UK-based, AIM-listed THB Group plc by means of a scheme of arrangement. MORE

    • AmWINS Group, Inc. Takeover

      We counseled insurance wholesaler AmWINS Group in the takeover of UK-based, AIM-listed THB Group plc by means of a scheme of arrangement. MORE

    • Investment Capital Ukraine Acquisition

      In December 2011 our London-based lawyers represented financial services company Investment Capital Ukraine in its acquisition of a 68.2% control block in real estate company KDD Group N.V. (AIM-Listed) without a takeover bid MORE

    • Investment Capital Ukraine Acquisition

      In December 2011 our London-based lawyers represented financial services company Investment Capital Ukraine in its acquisition of a 68.2% control block in real estate company KDD Group N.V. (AIM-Listed) without a takeover bid MORE

    • Investment Capital Ukraine Acquisition

      In December 2011 our London-based lawyers represented financial services company Investment Capital Ukraine in its acquisition of a 68.2% control block in real estate company KDD Group N.V. (AIM-Listed) without a takeover bid MORE

    • Investment Capital Ukraine Acquisition

      In December 2011 our London-based lawyers represented financial services company Investment Capital Ukraine in its acquisition of a 68.2% control block in real estate company KDD Group N.V. (AIM-Listed) without a takeover bid MORE

    Before Edwards Wildman

    Andrew worked previously in the private equity/venture capital team of a leading European law firm based in the London office after qualifying in 2005.

    Besides Edwards Wildman

    Andrew enjoys marathon running, skiing and golf in his spare time. He is also an accomplished violinist and a committed fundraiser for the international charity CARE International, having taking part and organised a number of CARE sporting events.

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