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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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5 August 2020
In­vestor con­fid­ence: Les­sons and risk mit­ig­a­tions
In­vestor con­fid­ence: Les­sons and risk mit­ig­a­tions re­lated to how Cov­id-19 has af­fected in­vestors- Re­bound & Re­mod­el In­sight from CMS. Find out more.
18 June 2020
FCA pro­poses per­man­ent ban on mar­ket­ing mini bonds
On 18 June 2020, the FCA has re­leased a new con­sulta­tion pa­per CP20/8 on High-risk in­vest­ments: Mar­ket­ing spec­u­lat­ive il­li­quid se­cur­it­ies (in­clud­ing spec­u­lat­ive mini-bonds) to re­tail in­vestors (the “Con­sulta­tion...
28 March 2018
Ini­tial Coin Of­fer­ings - New means of fun­drais­ing
19 May 2020
COV­ID-19 Fu­ture Fund (Up­dated Guid­ance)
The Brit­ish Busi­ness Bank has an­nounced fur­ther de­tails about the Fu­ture Fund, a co-in­vest­ment fund that will match private in­vest­ments in high-growth UK com­pan­ies with Gov­ern­ment-backed con­vert­ible loan...
2 May 2016
Tak­ing AIM: am­bi­tion and fear in the UK tech­no­logy sec­tor
In the UK, the AIM mar­ket, which is de­signed for growth com­pan­ies, should of­fer a sim­il­ar solu­tion. However, ac­cord­ing to our re­search, tech com­pan­ies in the UK are less likely to think of AIM as a source of cap­it­al or a step to­wards an exit. To read our
21 April 2020
The Fu­ture Fund matches Fund­ing for Start-ups
The gov­ern­ment an­nounced fin­an­cial sup­port for start-ups totalling around £1.25bn. The pack­age con­sists of two sep­ar­ate pots of money. The first, which launches in May and is named the Fu­ture Fund, is...
13 March 2020
Fintech and Cryptoasset De­vel­op­ments in the Budget
On 11 March 2020, the Chan­cel­lor of the Ex­chequer, Rishi Sunak, set out meas­ures the Gov­ern­ment will take to sup­port and de­vel­op the UK’s Fintech and Cryptoasset in­dus­tries, which in­clude the fol­low­ing...
26 November 2019
FCA bans mar­ket­ing of spec­u­lat­ive mini-bonds to re­tail in­vestors
Today the FCA in­tro­duced tem­por­ary rules ban­ning the mar­ket­ing of spec­u­lat­ive mini-bonds to re­tail in­vestors. The rules will ap­ply from 1 Janu­ary 2020 for a peri­od of 12 months, ex­pir­ing on 31 Decem­ber...