Neil Foster


Neil Foster


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Representative Engagements

  • IT Security - Advised on Europe’s largest private equity deal in the IT sector in 2010, advising Sophos plc on the sale by the founders and TA Associates to Apax for $830 million
  • Digital Technology - Advised a listed Asian corporation on the sale of two of their UK subsidiaries, the first being a digital optical technology company and the second being a 3D graphics semi-conductor company
  • Content Media - Advised Acorn Media Group on the acquisition of a majority stake in Agatha Christie Limited and then on the sale of Acorn Media Group to NYSE-listed RLJ Entertainment for $105 million
  • Alternative Energy - Advised Sasol New Energy on its £15 million corporate venturing investment in Oxis Energy, a UK batteries technology company
  • Telecoms - Advised on the UK part of the complex group reorganisation of a U.S. cable company in Chapter 11, including the sale of U.S. and Japanese cable assets by a UK intermediate holding company, the distribution of assets to its U.S. parent and eventual winding up of the UK company
  • Cleantech - Advised a UK plastics recycling technology business on its launch and three rounds of funding
  • Autonomous Vehicles - Advised a UK corporate VC on its Series B investment into a Silicon Valley based sensor technology company 
  • Content Media - Advised a large U.S. listed group on its acquisition of a children’s television channel, and a 10 year joint venture for the distribution of children’s TV content
  • Alternative Energy - Advised a UK electric motors company on its “corporate venturing” funding by and joint venture with a global engineering group
  • Telecoms and IT - Advised Vodafone on its joint venture with Everything Everywhere and Telefonica for “digital wallet” and related products and services (Project Weve)
  • Life Sciences - Advised Cambridge Cognition Holdings plc on its IPO on AIM and associated fund-raising
  • Telecoms Hardware - Advised Mesaplexx’s private equity owners and management on the sale of Mesaplexx to Nokia Systems & Networks
  • Life Sciences - Advised a UK corporate VC on its Series B investment into Owlstone, a UK-based cancer diagnostics technology company
  • Robotics - Advised ABB Technology Ventures on its Series A and Series B investments into Cambridge Medical Robotics, a UK-based surgical robotics company