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11 STAPLE INN, LONDON, WC1V 7QH, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7209 2000
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Fax 020 7209 2001
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0001 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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www.marriottharrison.co.uk

Ben Devons

Tel:
Work 020 7209 2011
Email:
Marriott Harrison LLP

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Experienced in advising on both domestic and international corporate transactions, particularly on M&A and fundraisings. Regularly acts for individuals and private and public institutions, including private equity and venture capital houses. Wide range of sector experience, including: technology; commercial property; film and television; energy; retail; food and drink; and manufacturing. Acted on transactions ranging from £100k to £100m in value.

Career

Trained Rooks Rider, London; qualified 2004; partner Marriott Harrison 2015.

Languages

Basic Greek.

Member

Law Society, British Venture Capital Association.

Education

Carmel College; Manchester Metropolitan University (2003, LLB, 1st Class Honours); College of Law, London.

Leisure

Golf, tennis, football, squash, chess, skiing, travelling, reading and cooking.


London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Within: M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

The team at Marriott Harrison LLP has a strong client base of SMEs, entrepreneurs, owner-managers and growing businesses, as well as large corporates and institutions, including Kaplan International Holdings, The Fulham Shore, Coolabi Group and Edge Investments. The technology, media, leisure and retail, healthcare and education sectors are key areas of focus. Jon Sweet leads the practice; he acted for Cello Group on its acquisition of the assets of Defined Healthcare Research and Cancer Progress. Other highlights included Ben Devons acting for Coleridge and Murphy on its £40m sale to Bucherer and advising Market Makers on its £17.5m sale to Centaur Media, and Jonathan Leigh-Hunt acting for Faraday Property Management on its sale to HML Holdings. Daniel Jacob, who specialises in advising clients in the leisure and technology sectors, is also noted.

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Venture capital

Within: Venture capital

The 'responsive and cost-effective' team at¬†Marriott Harrison LLP¬†is 'extremely knowledgeable and commercial' and handles a significant volume of repeat work in the venture capital space by dint of its entrenched relationships with several leading investors including Mobeus Equity Partners, Balderton Capital and Accel Partners. Headed by the 'supportive and very intelligent'¬†Andrew Wigfall, the team is particularly strong at handling deals throughout the funding lifecycle within the technology sector. Praised for his 'willingness to go above and beyond by connecting us to others in the industry, both on the investor and investee perspective', clients appreciate Wigfall's 'ability to add real value on transactions'. He recently advised Accel Partners on the ¬£82m Series F fundraising by leading peer-to-peer lending platform, Funding Circle. The 'responsive and very commercial'¬†Jonathan Leigh-Hunt¬†recently advised Mobeus Equity Partners on its ¬£2.9m investment into Buster + Punch and also on its¬†¬£5m investment into Wetsuit Outlet, a leading online water sports retailer.¬†Daniel Jacob¬†regularly acts for entrepreneurs and investee companies on fundraisings and exits and recently represented fintech start-up, AxeTrading, on its ‚ā¨2m fundraising from Illuminate Financial Management.¬†Ben Devons¬†is also recommended.

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