International @ From September 2014 to Present (1 year 4 months) Co-founder @ Get a trusted cleaner in 60 seconds at mopp.com. Live in all major UK cities. From May 2013 to Present (2 years 8 months) London, United KingdomM&A / VC Lawyer @ Corporate Lawyer in London office of DLA Piper advising on M&A
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International @ From September 2014 to Present (1 year 4 months) Co-founder @ Get a trusted cleaner in 60 seconds at mopp.com. Live in all major UK cities. From May 2013 to Present (2 years 8 months) London, United KingdomM&A / VC Lawyer @ Corporate Lawyer in London office of DLA Piper advising on M&A and private equity transactions.
Lead lawyer on the acquisition of a leading corporate intelligence company by a global private maritime security company.
Lead lawyer on the sale of Scotco Restaurants to the Herbel Group.
Advising Adroliv Investments on the sale of its indirect stake in coal mining enterprise OAO Raspadskaya to Evraz Plc for a sum in excess of USD $1 billion.
Advising the Carlyle Group and Kennet Partners on the sale of FRS Global to Wolters Kluwer.
Advising Pho on a £5.2 million investment from ISIS Equity Partners.
Advising Eagle Star Insurance Company (wholly owned by the Zurich Insurance Group) on the transfer of its general insurance business ($273 million of gross liabilities) to RiverStone Insurance (UK) through a successful competitive auction sale.
Advising Lend Lease on the sale of its project management business in Russia, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, Poland, Turkey and the Netherlands to AECOM.
Advising Lumi Mobile on a £2 million investment from Chris Morris (founder of Computershare) and a further investment from WPP.
Advising on the UK corporate aspects of a $750 million refinancing for Summit Entertainment LLC led by JP Morgan and UBS AG for purposes including the repayment of existing debt and development, production and distribution of feature films,
Advising a private investor on the acquisition of seven luxury super-prime hotels, across seven European jurisdictions, from Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund for a sum in excess of £450 million.
Advising Towergate Partnership on a £200 million minority investment by Advent International and group reorganisation in connection with the issue of a £520 million sterling denominated bond led by JP Morgan and Credit Suisse and £410 million of new bank debt facilities agreed with a consortium of banks led by Goldman Sachs and Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets From September 2010 to May 2013 (2 years 9 months) London, United KingdomSecondee @ Seconded to the London office of Lend Lease for a 2 week period in November 2012 to complete the sale of its project management business in Russia, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, Poland, Turkey and the Netherlands to AECOM. From November 2012 to November 2012 (1 month) London, United KingdomLegal and Business Affairs secondee @ A five week secondment for Better Capital to assist the new management team at Reader's Digest post buy-out during which I advised on a range of corporate and commercial matters. From December 2010 to December 2010 (1 month) Legal and Business Affairs Executive (secondee) @ 6 month secondment to FremantleMedia Enterprises - working across FME's ancillary and licensing arm, dealing primarily with international TV programme sales, TV format sales, 'new media' matters and general corporate and litigation matters; including the negotiation of:
Format sale agreements for 'Got Talent' in Ghana and Nigeria and 'Price is Right' and 'Let's Make a Deal' in Turkey and Israel.
Sponsorship/licensing agreements for brands including The X Factor, Got Talent, Rebecca BonBon and Dangermouse;
Football player appearance contracts for the proposed 'Arena 3000' football television programme on ITV in the summer of 2010.
Official 'Got Talent' iPhone app;
Umbrella' agreement with MTV to cover all FremantleMedia formats in Finland. From March 2010 to September 2010 (7 months) Trainee Lawyer @ 4 x 6 month seats in Insurance, Corporate, Real Estate and IPT (at FremantleMedia on secondment). From August 2008 to September 2010 (2 years 2 months) Vacation Placement @ Undertook a two week vacation scheme at DLA Piper UK LLP in 2006. From July 2006 to July 2006 (1 month)
PG Dip Law, Legal Practice Course @ The University of Sheffield From 2007 to 2008 LLB Hons, Law @ The University of Sheffield From 2004 to 2007 St Modan's High School From 1999 to 2003 Peter Dowds is skilled in: Private Equity, Mergers, International Acquisitions, Media Law, Cross-border Transactions, Venture Capital, Start-ups, Fundraising, Group Reorganisations, Mergers & Acquisitions, Internet Entrepreneur, Start-up Ventures, Seed Capital, Lean Startup, Entertainment Law
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