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.

  • Company-side Growth Financings

    • Truelayer, the global open banking platform, on its incorporation and early-stage investment.
    • Leko Labs, the sustainable construction start-up, on the investment of 2150, Tencent and Microsoft.
    • Plentific, the property management platform, on the investments of Highland, Brookfield and Mubadala.
    • HelloSelf, the online therapy provider, on the investment of OMERS and Manta Ray Ventures.
    • Cosmos Video on the investment of LocalGlobe, Entrepreneur First and others.
    • Centrica-backed “Green Running” on its angel, crowd and series A funding rounds.

    Venture Capital Investments

    • 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.
    • Fabric Ventures and Metaplanet on their investments in Argent, the Ethereum L2 wallet.
    • Moonfire on its early-stage investments, including Electric Noir, Faculty and Pento.
    • Greycroft on a number of its investments, including JOKR, the instant grocery delivery start-up.
    • Oxx on its investment in a number of SaaS businesses at series B and beyond, including Peak AI and Goodlord.

    M&A Exits

    • ABN AMRO Ventures on the sale of European open banking platform Tink to Visa.
    • UltraSoC Technologies, an on-chip analytics provider, on its sale to Siemens.
    • Market Data Services Limited, a telecoms expense management business, on its sale to Sumeru Equity Partners.
    • KVH Industries on its disposal of the Videotel group to Oakley Capital.
    • AltoDigital Networks on its sale to Xerox.
    • FLYdocs on its sale to Lufthansa Technik.

    Private Equity: Acquisitions and MBOs

    • Global Processing Services, a global payment platform backed by Visa, on its acquisition by Advent International and Viking Global Investors.
    • Tenzing Private Equity on its investment in FMP Global, the payroll provider (by management buy-out).
    • NICE Ltd on its acquisition of Brand Embassy.
    • Workday on a number of UK investments.
    • The management team of Prescient Healthcare on the buyout of the business (backed by Baird Capital).

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