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Josh Little

Senior Associate

Josh has a wealth of experience across a wide range of corporate transactions, including international M&A, equity finance, joint ventures, growth and venture capital investments, strategic commercial partnerships and general corporate advisory work.

He has particular experience in the Tech sector and has worked with companies and investors throughout EMEA and the United States on some of their most complex and innovative projects.

Josh is an active contributor to the firm’s pro bono programme and has been publicly recognised for his contribution winning the Lawworks Junior Division Pro Bono Award for advising Stonewall on ‘Turing’s Law’ in the UK. Josh has particular experience of advising not-for-profit organisations on a pro bono basis on governance aspects of English charity law and registration with the Charity Commission.

Experience

Representative matters

EQT Infrastructure VI fund on a proposed EUR3.4 billion joint venture to acquire Wind Tre’s fixed and mobile telecoms network business in Italy. 

Checkout.com on its USD1 billion Series D fundraise making it one of the world's most valuable growth companies and various corporate matters. 

The venture capital investing arm of one of the world's largest corporate groups, on multiple early-stage VC investments across EMEA. 

Toyota Ventures, on multiple early-stage VC investments in AI and Climate Tech businesses. 

An Africa infrastructure investment plaform in on a minority investment in a healthcare business. 

unybrands on corporate matters including multiple fundraising rounds. 

A group of private capital investors on a debt-linked warrant instrument in connection with the refinancing of a UK corporate group. 

An investor on its participation in, and subsequent exit from, a GBP400 million senior preference share investment in a luxury car manufacturer. 

Babylon Health on its USD4.2 billion merger with Alkuri Global Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company. 

Dorilton Capital as lead investor in a Series C fundraising for Ursa Space, a global satellite intelligence infrastructure company. 

A global financial services provider on multiple investment rounds in European fintech, Moneyfarm. 

Khosla Ventures on its investments in Daye, a UK-based femcare start-up. 

Apogee Corporation on the acquisition of Direct-Tec Group from its individual director-shareholder sellers.

A multinational technology company on a strategic global payment services framework agreement. 

Moonpig on its GBP1.2 billion IPO and admission to the premium segment of the Official List and to trading on the London Stock Exchange. 

A multinational technology company on the acquisition of a UK start-up. 

EG Group on the disposal of its fuel card business to Wex. 

A multinational information technology company on its GBP380 million acquisition of managed print services business Apogee Corporation from private equity fund Equistone and management sellers. 

A major European bank on its investment in Curve. 

Niantic, the creators of Pokémon Go, on the acquisition of Matrix Mill. 

KCA Deutag on its USD660 million acquisition of Dalma Energy's Omani and Saudi Arabian businesses. 

IHS on its acquisition of portfolios of towers acquired from Zain Kuwait and Zain Saudi Arabia. 

Shanghai Giant Network Technology Co., Ltd on its consortium-led USD4.4 billion acquisition of Playtika, the social media and online games business of Caesars Interactive Entertainment.

Pro bono

Advising Stonewall on amending and expanding the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012, known as ‘Turing’s Law’.

Advising Equal Rights Trust on governance matters and amendments to its constitutional documents.

Advising Cheka Sana Foundation on its establishment as a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) in the UK.

Recognition
Praised for his ability to provide practical advice which is rooted in strong technical ability
Legal 500 UK (Venture Capital), 2024

Qualifications

Admissions

Solicitor, England and Wales, 2016

Academic

MA (Cantab), Modern & Medieval Languages, Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, 2012

LLB, University of Law, London, 2014

Languages

Spanish
Disclaimer
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.