Karen O’Grady Director, Corporate

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    Karen O’Grady is a Director in the firm’s Corporate team with particular expertise in equity fundraising, private M&A and MBOs. Karen regularly advises venture capital providers on their investment portfolios and entrepreneurial companies on their funding rounds.

    Having spent a year managing a medium-sized waste management company, Karen has gained experience in industry and has a particular interest in advising SME’s on growth and exit.

    Karen has an EIS Diploma.

    "Experts in their field but what makes them stand out is their commercial understanding of what we need as clients. They are also extremely approachable."

    Legal 500, 2020

    In detail

    Recent experience

    • Advising a family office on its investment into a growing high-street fast-food chain;
    • Advising an artificial intelligence focused technology company on its Series-B investment round;
    • Advising a management team on its buy-out of part of a SAAS business;
    • Advising a number of growth companies in relation to acceptance of funding under the Government’s Future Fund Scheme; and
    • Advising Pelatro PLC on its acquisition of analytics platform provider, Danateq.

    Career history

    • 2021 – Present: Corporate Director, Memery Crystal
    • 2017 – 2021: Corporate Senior Associate, Memery Crystal
    • 2016 – 2017: Corporate Technology Associate, Taylor Wessing LLP
    • 2014 – 2016: Corporate Solicitor, Teacher Stern LLP
    • 2013 – 2014: Acting Managing Director of a regional waste management company
    • 2009 – 2013: Corporate Solicitor, Pemberton Greenish LLP
    • 2009: Admitted to the roll of Solicitors in England and Wales

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