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John Finnemore

John Finnemore


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English

John is a Partner in our Corporate team. He completed his training in 2005 with a large US law firm and subsequently worked for two major UK law firms, being made partner in 2015. John has experience of working on a variety of company and corporate finance matters including venture capital, private equity, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures.

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John is ranked in Chambers and Partners for "Private Equity – Venture Capital" and is described as "excellent"

Relevant experience

  • Cantel Medical on various UK acquisitions.
  • MRMOCO on the sale of a film equipment business to Nikon Corporation.
  • The shareholders of Tenfour Ventures Limited on the sale to Azzurri, an entity controlled by Bridgepoint Capital, of the company which owns and operates the "Coco di mama" food business.
  • MMC Ventures on various Series A investments made by MMC.
  • Preservica Limited on a Series A investment made by Mobeus.
  • Nextday Property Limited on seed and Series A investments into the company that runs Nested, the online property sales business.
  • Skills Matter Limited on a Series A investment and follow on investments made by Proven Health VCT, a fund controlled by Beringea LLP, and various other funders.
  • Lyst Limited on the issue of a convertible loan note to major VC investors as well as Series S, A, B and C fundraisings.
  • GoCardless Limited, providing English law advice on Series A, B and C fundraising undertaken by the US parent company.
  • Bookingtek Limited on seed and Series A investment rounds into the company.
  • H3 Capital on a variety of venture capital investments.
  • John has also acted on the formation of over 30 crowdfunding platforms.
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  • 2003 – LPC, College of Law, Birmingham
  • 2002 – LL.B (Hons), University of Warwick, Coventry
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