Nicholas Hayes

Associate

London

Nick advises on a broad range of corporate practice areas with a primary focus on venture capital and growth equity transactions in the technology sector.

Nick has considerable venture capital experience working with companies of all stages as well as with investors and venture capital funds. Nick enjoys helping early stage companies develop their businesses and working with investors and funds expanding and adding to their portfolios.
  • Venture capital experience

    Company

    • Acted for Bought By Many, the leading pet insurance provider, on its $350 million Series D financing led by EQT
    • Acted for Bought By Many on its $98 million Series C financing led by FTV Capital
    • Acted for Ably, a leading pub/sub messaging platform, on its $70 million Series B financing co-led by Insight Partners and Dawn Capital
    • Acted for CloudFactory, a global leader in managed workforce solutions for AI, on its $65 million Series C financing led by FTV Capital*
    • Acted for Generation Home, the mortgage startup, on its $30 million Series A financing led by Mithril Capital
    • Acted for Scoro Software, a work management software provider, on its $16.4 million Series B financing led by Kennet Partners
    • Acted for Alwans Technology Corp (t/a Foodics), a leading Middle Eastern online restaurant management system, on its $15 million Series B financing co-led by Sanabil Investments and STV
    • Acted for Global Processing Services Group, a leading payments issuer processer, on its strategic investment by Visa
    • Acted for iSize, a deep tech company optimising video streaming and delivery, on its £4.5 million Series A financing led by Octopus Ventures
    • Acted for Cosmos Video, the virtual venues platform, on its $2.6 million Seed financing led by LocalGlobe
    • Acted for Spill, the remote mental health provider, on its £2m Seed financing led by Ada Ventures

    Investor

    • Acted for Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan in relation to the £50 million Series C financing of ComplyAdvantage, a world leader in financial crime detection technology
    • Acted for Amadeus Capital Partners in relation to the £1.4 million Seed financing of Pimloc, an AI based video security and visual data privacy company
    • Acted for Amadeus Capital Partners in relation to the £2.1 million Seed financing of Nu Quantum, the quatum photonics technology company spun out of the University of Cambridge
    • Acted for Quona Capital in relation to the $5 million Series A financing of Tarfin, the Turkish agriculture fintech startup
    • Acted Moonfire Ventures in relation to the pre-seed financing of Electric Noir Studios
    • Acted for Moonfire Ventures in relation to the €1.2 Seed financing of the Helsinki based mobile games development company Skunkworks Oy

    M&A experience

    • Acted for the shareholders of Datum Capital Limited on the sale of the entire share capital to Rockpool Investments*
    • Acted for the shareholders of APAM Ltd on the sale of a majority stake to Catella Property Fund Management AB*

    Please note: these engagements pre-date Nick joining Orrick