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Anthony Waller

Partner

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
Languages English

Anthony Waller is a partner in the Corporate/M&A Team at CMS London. Anthony deals with all aspects of corporate work, including private company and business acquisitions and disposals, public takeovers, schemes of arrangement, fundraisings, venture capital investments and IPOs, joint ventures and reorganisations. Anthony works alongside the firm's international Corporate team.

Anthony has advised clients in the TMC sector for many years, advising established international companies on a variety of transactions and public company issues.

His practice focuses on high growth technology companies, acting for both the companies themselves and investors into the sector.

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"Anthony Waller is praised for ‘bending over backwards’ for clients, and acted for Surreal Vision during its sale to Facebook."

Legal 500, 2016

"Drawing on the firm's core sector knowledge, TMT expert Anthony Waller acted for leading UK cinema operator Cineworld Group plc in connection with its £16m secondary placing."

Legal 500, 2013

"Anthony Waller gives 'consistent, high-quality, pragmatic advice', and recently assisted NVIDIA in acquiring Icera for $367m."

Legal 500, 2012

Relevant experience

  • Hyperoptic Ltd, one of the UK’s largest residential gigabit broadband provider, and its management shareholders on its strategic sale to KKR, a leading global investment firm.
  • Behavox Ltd, the world’s only end-to-end Data Operating Platform that enables companies to aggregate, analyse, and act on their entire organisation's data, on its $100 million Series B investment from SoftBank Vision Fund.
  • ETL Systems, a global designer and manufacturer of leading radio frequency distribution equipment, and its management shareholders on the investment in its business by CBPE Capital (CBPE), a private equity investment company.
  • BMC Software, a global leader in IT solutions for the digital enterprise, on its acquisition of RSM Partners, a global services and software provider with a 100% focus on IBM Z mainframes.
  • Hiro Capital,  a specialist fund focussed on the Games, Esports and Digital Sports industries on its Series A investments into Nurvv and Flavourworks.
  • A longstanding client and CMS equIP member Crowdicity on its sale to Medallia, a global leader in experience management.
  • Echo, the UK start-up that offers an app to help people manage their medication and order repeat prescriptions for delivery, on the completion of its sale to leading healthcare organisation McKesson, owner of LloydsPharmacy
    Smedvig Capital on its $20m investment into Masabi, a Software-as-a-Service ticketing and payments platform, principally used for public transport solutions.
  • The shareholders of The Organised Group Limited owners of managed service specialist OCSL on the £29m sale of their interests to leading cloud transformation provider Cancom, a German publicly listed company.
  • The shareholders of Arkessa Limited, an Internet-of-Things (IoT) managed services provider, on a management buyout backed by ECI Partners.
  • Apperio Limited on its $10m Series A investment from Draper Esprit, existing institutional investors IQ Capital and Notion Capital and existing angel investors.
  • Leading Internet-of-Things specialist Telit Communications plc on the $105m sale of its automotive division to Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed TUS International Ltd.
  • London-based venture capital firm Smedvig Capital on a £9.5 million Series B funding investment in app commerce company Poq.
  • euNetworks, a leading European bandwidth infrastructure provider, on its merger with US investment firm Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, through which Stonepeak acquired a majority interest in the company and provided $500m of committed growth capital.
  • Woodfield Limited on the sale of its joint venture interests in Stretford Holdings Limited and the connected sale by Stretford Holdings Limited of its US subsidiary Trimite Paints Inc to Protech.
  • GAME Digital Plc on the disposal of Multiplay (UK) Limited, its game server-hosting business, to Unity Technologies for a consideration of £19,000,000.
  • VirtualStock Holdings Limited, a specialist software provider in retail and healthcare supply chain management solutions on its $6m investment round with Notion Capital, Europe’s leading B2B SaaS Venture Capital firm.
  • The shareholders of RAVN a leading artificial intelligence platform for document search and discovery on the sale of the entire share capital of RAVN to US headquartered leading professional services software provider iManage.
  • A client on multiple rounds of financing in relation to the establishment, development and management of the Kao Data Centre in Harlow, UK.
  • The shareholders of Surreal Vision, a real-time 3D scene reconstruction technology developer, on its sale to Oculus Rift, a wholly owned company of Facebook.
  • The Foodpanda Group (a mobile and online global food ordering marketplace) on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Just Eat's Indian business and separately on its merger with Hungerstation in Saudi Arabia.
  • Careerbuilder.com, the largest on-line recruitment provider in the world, on the cross jurisdictional acquisition of the Broadbean Group, one of the leading providers of a SAAS solution to the on-line recruitment market, from subsidiaries of The Daily Mail and General Trust plc.
  • TripAdvisor on its acquisition of Niumba.com, a Madrid based holiday rentals website.
  • NVIDIA Corporation on the acquisition of Icera for USD 367m. Icera is a leading innovator of top-performing baseband processors for 3G and 4G cellular phones and tablets.
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Education

  • 1993 – Law LLB, Southampton University, Southampton
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