Gary Brown is a corporate partner based in the London office. He has extensive experience advising on premium and complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions, investments, exits and joint venture transactions, with a particular focus on the technology sector.

In 2017-18, Gary was seconded to SoftBank Vision Fund, the $100BN technology investment fund.

Gary is recommended in Legal 500 for “M&A: Upper Mid-market and Premium Deals, £500M+”the 'very impressive' Gary Brown is noted for his experience in high-value, cross-border tech and financial services transactions. 

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Experience

  • Advising SoftBank Vision Fund 2 as lead investor in a $190M financing round in UK fintech platform Primary Bid.

    Advising SoftBank on its $40BN sale of semiconductor designer Arm to NVIDIA, as well as SoftBank’s original $32BN takeover of Arm.

    Advising SoftBank Vision Fund 2 on its $250M investment in UK tech unicorn Gousto.

    Advising SoftBank on its $200M investment in mobile satellite business OneWeb.

    Advising SoftBank on its disposal of Indian solar-energy company SoftBank Energy to Adani Group at a $3.5BN valuation, the largest solar energy deal in Indian M&A history.

    Advising SoftBank on its $4.4BN investment in WeWork.

  • Advising Cambridge Quantum Computing on its merger with Honeywell Quantum Solutions.

  • Advising Imerys S.A. and Omya A.G. on their disposal of Fiberlean Technologies, a leading manufacturer of an innovative, sustainable composite material, to Werhahn KG.

  • Advising Ares on its investment in Swedish based vehicle technology company Opus.

  • Advising Eurohold Bulgaria AD on its EUR 355 acquisition of the Bulgarian power distribution/renewable energy business of Czech utility company ČEZ

  • Advising clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company BioLineRx on its acquisition of UK-based Agalimmune.

  • Advising Cherokee, Inc. on its acquisition of Hi-Tec Sports, and its related follow-on disposals of non-core assets. The firm won M&A Team of the Year (Midmarket Deal valued at less than £1bn) at the Transatlantic Legal Awards for its work on this matter.



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