Ylan is recognised as a leading advisor across private equity investing, specialising in venture and growth capital financings and related exits, including portfolio/ secondary disposals.

Following an earlier career as a computer software programmer, Ylan has a passion for the technology industry and advises financial investors and growth companies in a number of other sectors including:

  • Technology, including FinTech and Media
  • Life sciences and healthcare
  • Financial institutions
  • Energy and infrastructure
    • Financings for a host of growth companies including The Currency Cloud (series A-D), Ebury, Evrythng, Blippar (series A-E), Sefaira, Junifer Systems, IdeaWorks3D, RailsBank, re:infer, Fluid Stack and Godesic
    • Vitruvian Partners on its participation in various Series B – G financing rounds, including those of Darktrace, Ebury Partners, FarFetch, Carwow, Smava, BitDefender, Just-Eat and TrustPilot, along with the subsequent IPOs of Just-Eat and FarFetch
    • Warburg Pincus on its lead on a number of financings including those of Anemka Resources, Delonex Energy, Explora Petroleum, Fairfield Energy and Sand Hill Petroleum
    • Kinnevik Online AB on its lead of the Series B financing of Monese, with participation from PayPal, Augmentum Fintech and IAG
    • Kennet Partners on a range of investments and exits over the past 20 years, including those in Receipt Bank, Rimilia, Nuxeo, WorldOne, Sequans, ChipIdea, Kapow, Clearswift and Cramer
    • Seedcamp, on its establishment, structure and financings to date, together with the sell down of interests in Funds I and II to DFJ Esprit
    • JC Flowers and its portfolio company OneSavings Bank on a range of transactions seeking to take advantage of the dislocation in the banking sector, and subsequent IPO of OSB, the first British bank to list in over a decade
    • 3i Group plc on the sale of a significant part of its technology and healthcare portfolios, comprising over 30 companies in 10 jurisdictions, to a consortium comprising of Coller Capital, HarbourVest and DFJ Esprit

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