Katie Cotton



Katie represents public and private companies and investors in mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, corporate finance and private equity transactions.

She represents clients in the technology, Internet, digital media and marketing, artificial intelligence, fintech, e-commerce and hardware and software industries, and also represents clients in the energy & infrastructure, consumer products, hospitality and financial services sectors.

Katie's experience includes public and private mergers and acquisitions, earn-outs, carve-outs, asset acquisitions and disposals, recapitalisations, management buy-outs and take-private transactions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and minority investments. She has extensive experience with cross-border transactions and is particularly well-known for acting on sales of venture-backed companies to major international trade and financial buyers.

  • Buy-side M&A
    • Advised Azzurri on its acquisition of Boojum.
    • Advised Nexa3D on its acquisition of Addifab.
    • Advised Butternut Box on its acquisition of PsiBufet.
    • Advised Michelin on its acquisition of Masternaut Group.
    • Advised National World PLC on its acquisition of JPI Media.
    • Advised British International Investment on its public offer for Copperbelt Energy Corporation.

    Sell-side M&A

    • Advised Luxexcel on its sale to Meta.
    • Advised GameLabs on its $32.5m sale to Stillfront AB.
    • Advised Arachnys on its sale to AML Rightsource.
    • Advised Chime on its carve-out and $500m sale of the SendWave business to WorldRemit.
    • Advised Ziglu on its proposed sale to Robinhood.
    • Advised Taxi4Email on its sale to Sparkpost.


    • Advised Oddbox on its Series B financing led by Burda Principal Investments and on its partnership with Channel 4.
    • Advised Rovco on its £15.2m Series B financing led by L&G Investments and Equinor.
    • Advised Infracapital on its investment in Bioenergy Infrastructure Limited (BIG) and BIG's subsequent investment in the first waste-to-energy plant to utilise the U.K. Government's contracts for difference regime.
    • Advised the FIA in relation to the Formula E series.