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Sam Pout


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
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Sam is a partner in the CMS Transactions team in London and a member of our Corporate Technology sector. With expertise in a wide range of corporate matters across the Technology, Media and Gambling sectors including investments, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions, Sam advises a variety of clients (entrepreneurs/start-ups, established management teams, investment houses and large corporates) across all aspects of the corporate lifecycle; from initial investment rounds, through to more complex fundraising and, ultimately, company disposals/exits.

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  • The Gamesys Group, the leading online gaming group, and its majority shareholders, on its c.£490m sale to JPJ Group plc and pre-sale carve out of its sports betting and games content business.
  • Cox Automotive on its acquisition of the vehicle services provider and Bruntingthorpe operator C Walton Ltd, expanding its whole-life vehicle services offering.
  • Cox Automotive on the sale of its online business to consumer vehicle platform Motors.co.uk to eBay.
  • The Pentland Group on its sale of the Ted Baker footwear licensee, No Ordinary Shoes Limited, to Ted Baker.
  • Pentland Ventures on its investment into Gideon Brothers, the AI and robotics logistics and manufacturing solution.
  • 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 Lloyds Pharmacy.
  • Smedvig Capital on its lead investment in a £9.5 million Series B funding round in app commerce company Poq.
  • SIS Group on its disposal of SIS LIVE Limited, a leading provider of connectivity services, to NEP, a worldwide outsourced technical production partner supporting premier content producers of live sports and entertainment.
  • AppyWay on its £2.25m seed and £7.6m series A fundraisings from Aviva Ventures, Hyundai Motor Corporation, Sumitomo Corporation and Breed Reply into the kerbside management & technology app enabling intelligent mobility for cities.
  • Advance Venture Partners on its lead investment in the $15.4m series B fundraise by Clippings Limited, the London based curated online marketplace for interior decoration. 
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  • 2008 – LLB, Oxford Brookes, Oxford 
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