Barney Sykes



Barney is an Associate in the Corporate Team specialising in a variety of corporate matters. 

Barney advises on mergers and acquisitions, early stage fund-raising and venture capital, corporate restructures and general corporate governance. 

Barney trained at a national law firm before joining Ashfords in 2021. 

Relevant experience

  • Anorak Technologies – advised on the sale of insurance broker Anorak Technologies Limited to a German buyer. 
  • FingerPrint – assisted shareholders with the sale of FingerPrint Global Limited, a software company operating in the medical supplies industry, to an investment platform set up by private equity firm Aliter Capital.
  • Form 3 – assisted payment technology platform Form 3 on a company restructure, involving the roll up of shares and options to a parent company and a further capital reduction and buyback.
  • Nanorobotics and childcare – separately advise companies in the nanorobotics and childcare sectors on early stage funding, utilising a variety of convertible loan notes, advanced subscription agreements and simple equity.  
  • Private companies: advise clients on a variety of company matters, such as shareholder agreements, board minutes and shareholder resolutions, option agreements, articles of association and buyback agreements.

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