David Ramm brings his perspective as a former engineer to a practice that spans the technology, life sciences, and financial services sectors. With more than 18 years in private equity and venture capital financings, he represents numerous companies and financial institutions during private equity, venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions. His technology background suits his relationships with IP-rich businesses. Chambers UK and The Legal 500 have recognized David as a leading private equity and venture capital lawyer since 2012.
Acted for ABRY Partners LLP in relation to its purchase of a controlling interest in Thomson Online Benefits.
Acted for 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.
Acted for sQuidcard, a prepaid card provider in connection with its £53 million merger with Applied Card Technologies, a transit card provider.
Acted for Citibank in connection with the $500 million sale of its English, Scottish, and Northern Irish nonperforming mortgages business to Deutsche Bank.
Acted for United Technologies in connection with the sale of a UK security service business to Securitas.
Acted for Diners Club in connection with the divestiture of its European Diners Club merchant acquiring business to Elavon.
Acted for Carlyle Group in respect of 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.
Acted for Carlyle Group in connection with its investments in, and subsequent exit of, Accucard, a credit card services provider that specialised in dynamic personalisation.
Represented Citibank in connection with the sale of its European merchant acquiring business to Euroconex (part of US Bank).
Private Equity/Venture Capital
Advised ABRY Partners LLP in relation to its purchase of a controlling interest in Thomson Online Benefits
Acted in respect of the €996 million bid for the 50-year concession to manage, operate, and maintain Aigües Ter Llobregat, the Catalonia water utility in Barcelona.
Advised My-Wardrobe, a leading online high-end fashion retailer, in connection with its Series A, Series B, Convertible Loan Note, and Loan Note financings.
Advised Stratophase in connection with a number of rounds of venture financing by East Hill and the spin out of its Covesion business.
Advised sQuidcard in connection with a number of rounds of venture financing.
Advised the management of Jimmy Choo in connection with the £185 million acquisition of Jimmy Choo by Towerbrook.
Advised HG Capital in connection with its acquisition of a UK food retailer.
Led the team assisting GMT Communications Partners and Polytechnos in connection with their investments in Xchangepoint and Packetexchange.Advised Carlyle Group in connection with its Series A and Series B financing of Accucard, a credit card services provider and the subsequent sale of the business to Lloyds TSB.
College of Law of England and Wales, Guildford, 1996, LPC
College of Law of England and Wales, Guildford, 1995, CPE
University of Birmingham, 1990, BEng (Hons)
University of Bristol, England, 1999, Diploma of Intellectual Law