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Lucy Thorpe

T: +44 20 7809 2834 M: +44 7702 152 777 Email Lucy | vCard Office: London

Lucy Thorpe Senior associate

Contact details

Lucy Thorpe

Lucy Thorpe
Senior associate

T: +44 20 7809 2834 M: +44 7702 152 777 Email Lucy | vCard Office: London

Lucy is a senior associate in the private equity group specialising in advisory and transactional work for private equity and growth capital investors, management teams and portfolio companies.
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Lucy is a corporate lawyer with a broad experience advising on all aspects of private equity across several industry sectors, including TMT and business services.

She acts for a range of institutional investors, founder shareholders and management teams throughout the lifecycle of a company, including early stage fundraisings, growth capital investment, MBO's, MBI's and exits.  Her recent work has predominantly focused on the mid-market and lower mid-market, for example, advising FPE Capital on its investment in Intragen (a cybersecurity services consultancy and systems integrator) and its successful exit from cross-border payments services provider, Small World.

Lucy's experience also includes advising portfolio companies on corporate, constitutional and post-investment matters (including loan note listings), as well as in relation to any bolt-on acquisitions.  Most notably Lucy has acted on over 15 acquisitions for the Civica Group (an investee company of Partners Group), as part of its "buy and build" strategy.

  • Private equity and venture capital

Investments

Advising FPE Capital on its investment into cybersecurity services and systems integrator, Intragen.

Advising FPE Capital on its acquisition of IWSR, a leading supplier of data and market intelligence on worldwide alcoholic drinks markets.

Advising new and existing management of the Hydralectric Group on the BIMBO backed by Rockpool Investments.

Advising the founding shareholders on the MBO of Construction Materials Online, backed by private equity firm, Key Capital Partners.

Exits

Advising FPE Capital and Bestport Ventures on the sale of Creditcall to US trade buyer NMI (backed by Francisco Partners and Great Hill Partners).

Advising tbe institutional and management shareholders of Small World Financial Services on the sale to European private equity firm, Equistone.

Bolt-on acquisitions

Advising the Civica Group on its acquisition of specialist SaaS provider, TranSend Solutions Limited.

Advising the Civica Group on its acquisition of specialist election and civic engagement services group, Electoral Reform Services Limited.

  • Technology

Civica

Advising the Civica Group on its acquisition of specialist e-recruitment software provider Trac Systems Limited.

Advising the Civica Group on the acquisition of master data management specialists, VisionWare Limited.

Advising the Civica Group on its acquisition of payment systems specialist, Nationwide Retail Systems.

FPE

Advising FPE Capital on its investment into The NAV People, a leading value added reseller of Microsoft Dynamics NAV enterprise resource planning software and services.

Advising FPE Capital on its simultaneous acquisition of Masstech and Software Generation Limited, with a view to combining both groups to build an extensive global platform in digital media workflow automation, asset management and archiving.

Advising FPE Capital on its investment into Optimity, an internet service provider pioneering fixed wireless access as an alternative to fibre.

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25 Nov 2020

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Stephenson Harwood advises Civica on Agylia Group acquisition

Law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP has advised Civica, a private equity backed business, on its acquisition of Agylia Group, a specialist educational software provider.

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