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Shoosmiths LLP

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Kiran leads Shoosmiths’ private equity offering in the London office, advising PE sponsors, investee companies and management teams. Kiran also acts as lead counsel on a variety of M&A cross-border transactions across a breath of sectors.

Recent experience includes advising:

• Five Arrows Growth Capital on its investment into Biophorum
• the sellers of White Clarke Group (including its sponsors Five Arrows Principal Investments) to IDS, backed by Thoma Bravo
• RLDatix (and its sponsors Five Arrows Principal Investments and TA Associates) on its acquisition of Allocate Software from Hg Capital and Vista Partners
• the management team of the Nav 365 People, including its sponsor FPE Capital LLP on their investment into a platform supported by Providence Equity
• the sellers of Ixaris (including its sponsors, the Foresight Group) on its sale to Nium
• Livingbridge on its investment into Quorum Cyber
• the management team of Talking Talent on the investment by Bridges Fund Management

Kiran was shortlisted for Young Dealmaker of the Year  at the Thames Valley Deal Awards 2019.


Kiran joined the team in January 2014.  Kiran graduated from The University of Birmingham with a 2:1 in Medieval and Modern History and later went on to complete a Graduate Diploma in Law, followed by her Legal Practice Course

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

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Kiran DhesiShoosmiths LLP

The corporate and commercial team at Shoosmiths LLP advises on the full range of corporate transactions, with particular expertise in the technology, healthcare, education and retail sectors. Thames Valley and Milton Keynes head of corporate Sanjeev Sharma acts for a wide variety of clients, including venture capital firms, private equity houses and management teams. Nina Smith and Kiran Dhesi manage the team alongside Sharma and have significant experience in a wide range of corporate transactions. On the commercial side, international technology and data privacy lawyer Nick Holland leads the team, specialising in global outsourcing transactions and global privacy compliance. Holland and fellow commercial specialist Fiona Teague are both able to draw on their previous experience working in-house at global businesses.