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Ciara Stratford

T: +44 20 7809 2311 M: +44 7702 155 642 Email Ciara | Vcard Office: London

Ciara Stratford Associate

Contact details

Ciara Stratford

Ciara Stratford
Associate

T: +44 20 7809 2311 M: +44 7702 155 642 Email Ciara | Vcard Office: London

Ciara is an associate in the corporate finance team specialising in private equity, mergers and acquisitions and general advisory matters.
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Ciara has experience of advising her clients on private equity and venture capital transactions, private company mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisations and corporate advisory matters.

Prior to joining Stephenson Harwood, Ciara's experience included a secondment to a global leading investment bank where she advised on general corporate, UKLA sponsor and Takeover Code matters.

  • Corporate
  • Public and private M&A
  • Private equity and venture capital

Advising corporates on matters and documentation relating to share issues, allotments and transfers.

Advising corporates on matters and documentation relating to capital structures, capital reductions, buy-backs and share redemptions.

Advising on multi-jurisdictional group restructurings including the establishment of subsidiaries and branches and the issue and assignment of debt instruments and shares.

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Funds and indirect real estate

Advised a leading independent property asset and fund manager, specialising in commercial real estate investment, on both buy-side and sell-side transactions.

Business acquisitions

Experience acting for both buyer and seller on business acquisitions including the sale of a national storage and moving services business.

Share acquisitions

Experience advising both buyer and seller on share acquisitions including acting for the purchaser of a national mobile dry cleaners and laundry service.

More: Public and private M&A

Private equity buyouts

Advising a mid-market private equity firm in its backing of a £140 million buyout of an IT solutions provider from a previous institutional investor.

Advising seller and management with the sale of a large European retail business.

Venture capital fundraisings 

Advising the investor in one of the UK’s largest Series A round investments in the Fintech sector.

Assisted a private petroleum exploration, development and production company with an additional fundraising and further share issue.

More: Private equity and venture capital

  • Consumer
  • Real estate investors and developers
  • TMT

Advised a private equity house seller and management with the sale of a large European retail business specialising in outdoors clothing and equipment.

Advised the investor in its Series D (and subsequent Series E and F) investment rounds into an online fashion company.

Advised a multi-national packaging company on a corporate restructure of its group subsidiaries covering over 12 jurisdictions.

More: Consumer

Advised a leading independent property asset and fund manager, specialising in commercial real estate investment on a £45 million purchase.

Advised a UK focused real estate fund on a sell-side transaction and subsequent wind-up of the related Jersey Property Unit Trust.

Advised a real estate and private equity investment firm on its joint venture with senior management in a flexible work space business.

More: Real estate investors and developers

Advised a mid-market private equity firm in its backing of a £140 million buyout of an IT solutions provider from a previous institutional investor.

Advised on a $170,000,000 business acquisition by a private equity house across approximately 30 jurisdictions within the IT sector.

Assisted the in-house legal team of a global music corporation in reviewing and analysing various artist, supply and service contracts as well as licence agreements and arrangements.

More: TMT

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