Tom Ward, Director, Corporate

Tom Ward, Director, Corporate, Fieldfisher

I am a director in the corporate team, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions. I have particular expertise in advising corporates, management teams, investors and entrepreneurs on a range of private M&A, buyout and venture capital transactions in the technology, media and healthcare sectors..

I have recently advised:

  • management and newco on the buyout of carehome operator Signature Senior Lifestyle from Cabot Square Capital, backed by Health Care REIT
  • management on the secondary buyout of Independent Clinical Services by TowerBrook Capital from The Blackstone Group
  • Investec Growth & Acquisition Finance on the leveraged funding of the ASK4 management buyout backed by Darwin Private Equity
  • Investec Growth & Acquisition Finance on the refinancing by Metric Capital of media talent agency James Grant Group
  • Advising Quiqup, an on-demand delivery mobile tech startup on a £2.5m vc fundraising led by Rocket Internet, Delivery Hero and several high net worth investors
  • Advising edtech start-up Fuse Universal on a $10m Series A equity investment by US vc firm Education Growth Partners
  • Advising various software, tech and retail startups on SEIS, EIS and Series A/B fundraisings, including  Clinithink,, EcoSheet, OrSaveIt and Bolongaro Trevor
  • Impact Europe Group on its disposal of Impact Marcom to AVM, backed by Alcuin Capital Partners
  • Risk Capital and selling management shareholders on the disposal of portfolio company APT Controls
  • DN Capital and selling management shareholders on the disposal of portfolio company Apsmart to Thomson Reuters
  • managed data service provider 6 Degrees Group, on a private equity investment from Penta Capital and the subsequent portfolio acquisitions of Bluesquare Telecom, UK Solutions, Network Flow and Protel UK
  • Deutsche Börse AG on its acquisition of cloud software firm Impendium Systems
  • Exclusive Media Group on its acquisitions of Icon Entertainment International and Majestic Films
  • Universal Pictures on its joint venture to establish Working Title Television

I have recently written articles on technology focussed M&A and trends in venture capital and corporate venturing.

I am also involved in several pro bono initiatives in the firm and am a current trustee of street children's charity Street Child World Cup.

I am a film fanatic and Arsenal fan and a keen runner and cyclist.

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