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Corporate

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Partner

Corporate

Expertise

Kyri is a specialist corporate finance and commercial lawyer with a particular focus on M&A, disposals, venture capital and private equity investments and corporate restructuring, with a notably strong interest in the UK’s tech sector.

He is noted for his work with entrepreneurs in scaling to exit. He supports fast-growth businesses with every key stage of business – from start-up and growth phase to exit. He advises on a broad range of commercial projects and leads clients on a broad range of equity investment fundraising rounds – venture capital, growth capital, Series A and beyond. He offers value enhancing strategies tailored to the client’s needs to help entrepreneurs maximise business value at the time of sale.

Kyri also advises international companies, across a diverse range of sectors, in investing in the UK through acquisitions. With his extensive network, he is well-positioned to bring in the right talent to facilitate doing business in the UK.

Kyri is a regular speaker at events and conferences on and has been quoted in a number of publications and news articles.

Kyri Advises

  • Entrepreneurs and founders
  • Start-ups, scale ups and high-growth companies
  • Investors, funds and family offices
  • Companies looking for investment
  • International companies investing in the UK
  • Management Teams

Experience Highlights

  • Advising on the sale of a coach operator to a UK quoted multinational public transport company. Reported in national press to be the “biggest sale involving a family-owned coach business”
  • Advising on the sale of a software development company to a private equity backed Health & Safety, Employment Law and HR Service Provider
  • Advising on the sale of an award-winning furniture and consultancy supplier to a Canadian private equity firm
  • Advising a professional association football club on its equity fund raise
  • Advising a private equity company on a series of acquisitions and investments
  • Advising a national property management company on multiple acquisitions
  • Advising the management team on a purchase out of administration of an engineering consultancy and equipment manufacturer for the construction of long-span bridges and power stations
  • Advising an exclusive and globally renowned couture design business on its investment strategy and equity fund raise
  • Advising an electronics company on a reorganisation, involving a Section 110 liquidation
  • Advising a boutique investment firm specialising in real estate and private equity on its investment fund partnership with a global institutional investment management firm
  • Advising a fintechbusiness involved in global trade finance on a pre-Series A fund raise and share buyback
  • Advising on a reverse takeover and placing of a copper mining company
  • Advising multiple tech entrepreneurs in relation to private equity and VC fund raising rounds
  • Advising ultra-high net worth clients with succession plans, wealth preservation and investment structures
  • Advising a well-known luxury, high-end audio-visual company on a buyback of its shares
  • Advising a private equity house in relation to an equity investment of a US hedge fund
  • Advising a management team involved in commercial electronic entertainment on its acquisition growth plan
  • Advised on a brand/business development programme for a former World No.1 tennis player

Career History

Previous Law Firms

  • Pinsent Masons
  • Stuart Hodge Corporate Lawyers
  • Healys LLP
  • Seddons
  • Judge Sykes Frixou
  • Fletcher Day

Memberships

  • Tech London Advocate

Education

  • Royal Grammar School, Worcester
  • College of Law (LPC)
  • University of Wales, Cardiff (LLB)

Other

  • City AM, “Karen Brady and a lesson on the duties of directors”
  • Computing Magazine, “Top Tips for Tech Start Ups”
  • UKTN (the home of UK Tech), “Directors need to be more aware of their duties”
  • Estates Gazette, “Managing Potential Conflicts of Interest”
  • The Caterer, “How to make your business attractive to investors”
  • The Independent – “Victory for Nigerian oil tycoon Michael Prest’s wife as ‘cheats charter’ overturned in landmark Supreme Court divorce case

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a consultation.

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+44 (0)3330 143 401 info@gunnercooke.com