Tim Bird, Partner, Corporate

Tim Bird, Partner, Corporate, Fieldfisher

I am a corporate partner in Fieldfisher's top ranked corporate, capital markets and technology law practices.

My practice focuses on technology and FinTech companies with an emphasis on US (East and West Coast) and Japanese inward investment, private equity, venture capital, M&A, equity capital and general corporate advice. My experience as a transactional lawyer includes two years at Deutsche Bank working with technology companies and a year on secondment at US Private Equity fund Citigroup Venture Capital working on large cross-border LBOs.

I am a regular commentator in the press and on social media especially on all things blockchain / DLT / ICOs / TGEs / cryptocurrencies.

I am recommended by Legal 500 and Who's Who Legal.

It has been a very busy twelve months working on a large number of transactions involving Private Equity and Venture Capital as well as advising clients on various complicated cross-border exits/acquisitions. Recent representative transactions include advising:

  • management 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
  • Part VC-backed Venda Group Limited on the sale of SaaS and e-commerce company Venda Limited to NetSuite Inc.
  • Tokyo Stock Exchange-listed Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. on its acquisition of Wahanda (now t/a Treatwell) - £112.5m cash for the shares acquired (approximately JPY 20.4 billion) 
  • one of the world's leading organisations providing management consulting, technology and outsourcing services on the acquisition of various software and solutions businesses
  • VWR International LLC on various acquisitions
  • Advising Fuse Universal on its $10m Series A investment by NYC-based Education Growth Partners
  • Advising Fuse Universal on its $20m Series B investment by Eight Roads Ventures
  • Advising various Japanese clients on their European investments / M&A

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