Stuart Alford is a partner based in the Corporate Group.

Stuart’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, joint ventures and general corporate matters. He has particular experience in the technology space, and regularly advises European, Asian and U.S.-based clients on complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions and investments.

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster in 2017, Stuart trained and practiced in the London and Hong Kong offices of an international law firm. During that appointment, he was seconded to a leading investment bank where he assisted with a range of transactions across Europe and the Middle East.

Stuart received his M.A. (Hons.) degree in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews, and his law degree from the College of Law, London. He is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales.

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  • Advising SoftBank on multiple transactions including its $65 billion proposed sale of Arm to NVIDIA and its investments in Airtel Africa and Goggo Networks.

  • Advising Axalta Coating Systems Ltd on its $590 million acquisition of U-POL Holdings Limited

  • Advising Vonage Holdings Corp. on its $350 million recommended cash offer for NewVoiceMedia Limited

  • Advising Infobip on its $200 million investment from One Equity Partners and its subsequent acquisition of Anam Technologies

  • Advising Verdane on the merger of its portfolio company, Confirmit, with EQT’s portfolio company, FocusVision

  • Advising Ally Bridge Group on its investments in the life sciences companies, CMR Surgical and Benevolent AI

  • Advising SoundCloud on its $75 million investment from Sirius XM



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