Patrick Driscoll

Managing Associate

London

Patrick's practice covers a range of corporate, venture capital and private equity transactions, with a focus on technology and intellectual property-rich companies.

Patrick’s experience includes formation and early-stage corporate counselling to later stage capital financing, M&A exits and management buy-outs. He has acted for founders, investors and management teams within the software, telecommunications, fintech, renewable energy and cleantech industries.

Prior to joining Orrick, Patrick worked for five years in the Global Corporate Practice Group at an international law firm, during which he was seconded to Live Nation Entertainment where he provided legal counsel to Ticketmaster on e-commerce, advertising and consumer-rights issues.

  • Early Stage and Scale-ups

    • Centrica-backed “Green Running” on its crowd and series A funding rounds.
    • Truelayer, the global open banking platform, on the investment of Connect Ventures.
    • Cosmos Video on the investment of LocalGlobe, Entrepreneur First and others.
    • HelloSelf, the online therapy provider, on the investment of OMERS and Manta Ray Ventures.
    • Acoustic Data, an oilfield services technology company, on investments made by Energy Growth Momentum.
    • Social Energy on its series D funding.

    Private Equity: Venture Capital, Growth Equity and MBOs

    • EQT Growth Fund on its investment in Vinted, the second-hand clothing marketplace.
    • Kinnevik and Vostok New Ventures in respect of their investments in Babylon Health.
    • Oxx on its lead investment in a number of SaaS businesses at series B and beyond, including Peak AI and Goodlord.
    • GMG Ventures on a number of its investments, including Kyra, the gen-Z media company.
    • Lansdowne Partners on its investment in AttoCore, the 4G/5G network developer.
    • Greycroft on a number of its investments, including JOKR, the instant grocery delivery start-up.
    • NICE Ltd (NASDAQ: NICE) on its acquisition of Brand Embassy.
    • Tenzing Private Equity on its investment in FMP Global, the payroll provider (by management buy-out).
    • The management team of Prescient Healthcare on the buyout of the business (backed by Baird Capital).

    M&A Exits

    • ABN AMRO Ventures on the sale of European open banking platform Tink to Visa Inc. (NYSE: V).
    • UltraSoC Technologies, an on-chip analytics provider, on its sale to Siemens AG (XETRA: SIE).
    • KVH Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:KVHI) on its disposal of the Videotel group to Oakley Capital.
    • Market Data Services Limited, a telecoms expense management business, on its sale to Sumeru Equity Partners.
    • AltoDigital Networks on its sale to Xerox (NYSE: XRX).
    • Polsource on its sale to EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE: EPAM).
    • Growth Capital Partners on the sale of FLYdocs to Lufthansa Technik.

    Joint Ventures

    • A consortium of investment banks (including BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Santander, Société Générale and UBS) in respect of the establishment and formation of a not-for-profit fixed income pre-trade information network (Neptune Networks).
    • Live Nation Inc. (NYSE) on its co-investments in a number of European music festivals.
    • Esparity Solar on its capital raise for a 1 GW portfolio of grid parity solar projects in Spain.
    • EDF Energy Renewables on its sale of a 49% stake in its portfolio of wind farms to Dalmore Capital and the Pensions Infrastructure Platform.

    Equity Capital Markets

    • Alpha Financial Markets Consulting plc (LSE) on its IPO and admission to AIM.
    • GBG Group plc (LSE) on two share placings to fund the acquisitions of PCA Predict and IDology.
    • Latchways plc’s recommended takeover by MSA Safety Inc. by way of a scheme of arrangement.