David Ramm


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David Ramm

David Ramm brings his perspective as a former scientist and engineer to a practice that spans the technology, life sciences, and financial services (particularly FinTech) sectors. With more than 20 years of experience working with creative and IP rich businesses in M&A, Corporate Finance and Commercial Transactions, David brings skilled insight into the legal and commercial factors that need to be considered to best serve clients' objectives and long term strategies. His technology background suits his relationships with IP-rich and growth businesses.

Related Experience

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Blue Duck Education – sale of EdTech maths education business to Westermann Group*
  • Twizoo – sale of venture capital backed online comparison business to Skyscanner*
  • Codebashing – sale of cyber security training business to Checkmarx*
  • Round Hill Capital – purchase of student accommodation assets in four university cities*
  • ABRY Partners LLP - on its purchase of a controlling interest in Thomson Online Benefits*
  • Citibank - in the sale of its UK Diners Club Card–issuing business. Acted for Citibank in connection with the sale of its Benelux and French Diners Club Card - issuing businesses*
  • sQuidcard, a prepaid card provider - on its £53 million merger with Applied Card Technologies, a transit card provider*
  • Citibank - on the $500 million sale of its English, Scottish, and Northern Irish nonperforming mortgages business to Deutsche Bank*
  • United Technologies - on the sale of a UK security service business to Securitas*
  • Diners Club - on the divestiture of its European Diners Club merchant acquiring business to Elavon*
  • Carlyle Group - on its bid for a credit card services provider in the UK and United States*
  • Led the legal team in connection with Citibank’s sale of one of its Irish financial services businesses*
  • Carlyle Group – on its investments in, and subsequent exit of, Accucard, a credit card services provider that specialised in dynamic personalisation*
  • Citibank - on the sale of its European merchant acquiring business to Euroconex (part of US Bank)*

Private Equity/Venture Capital 

  • Global Processing Services - £44 million funding by UK private equity house Dunedin*
  • Samsung Ventures – strategic venture financing of Graphcore, artificial intelligence semi-conductor developer*
  • CitizenMe – venture financing of data analytics and personal data management business*
  • Confidential client - on the €996 million bid for the 50-year concession to manage, operate, and maintain Aigües Ter Llobregat, the Catalonia water utility in Barcelona*
  • My-Wardrobe, a leading online high-end fashion retailer - on its Series A, Series B, Convertible Loan Note, and Loan Note financings*
  • Stratophase - on a number of rounds of venture financing by East Hill and the spin out of its Covesion business*
  • sQuidcard - on a number of rounds of venture financing*
  • The management of Jimmy Choo - on the £185 million acquisition of Jimmy Choo by Towerbrook*
  • HG Capital - on its acquisition of a UK food retailer*
  • Led the team assisting GMT Communications Partners and Polytechnos - on their investments in Xchangepoint and Packetexchange*
  • Carlyle Group - on its Series A and Series B financing of Accucard, a credit card services provider and the subsequent sale of the business to Lloyds TSB*

*Prior to joining Baker Botts


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Radical Futures & AI Quantum Discussion

Baker Botts is delighted to host a discussion on Radical Futures, AI & Quantum, organized by Zee West from The Future Crowd/We are Fintech.