Practices

Education

  • Queen Mary University of London, LL.B. (2008)
  • BPP University Law School, L.P.C. (2009)

Admissions

  • Solicitor, England and Wales

Stephen Bowman

Counsel
sbowman@crowell.com
+44.207.413.0070

Stephen Bowman is counsel on Crowell & Moring LLP’s London Corporate Team, specializing in corporate transactions. Stephen’s practice focuses primarily on UK and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, fundraising, and general corporate matters. Stephen has vast experience in transactions in the technology, energy, health care and automotive sectors, and also advises on sector agnostic M&A, private equity, and venture capital transactions.

Stephen joined Crowell in October 2022 from a leading international law firm.



Representative Matters

Fundraising

  • Advising HydrogenOne on its €24 million Series D investment in Sunfire GmbH, as part of a €109 million round.
  • Advising PeakSpan Capital on its $15 million Series B Investment in Simfoni, a procurement and spend automation platform powered by AI.
  • Advising Nova Innovation on its £6.4 million Series A funding from Scottish National Investment Bank, and subsequent crowd-round with Seedrs.
  • Advising PeakSpan Capital on its $10 million Series B and follow-on investments in Cognism, a sales intelligence platform.
  • Advising Zzoomm Group on its £100 million investment from Oaktree Capital Management.
  • Advising Tonik Energy on its £13 million investment from Japanese investment firm Mitsui.
  • Advising Toob Limited on its £75 million investment from Amber Infrastructure Group's National Digital Infrastructure Fund.
  • Advising Molten Ventures (formerly Draper Esprit) on its Series A and follow-on investments in electronic car charging company Pod Point as part of two £18 million rounds, and subsequent exit to EDF Energy.
  • Advising Panoramic Growth Equity on its £1.5 million investment in Freed Foods.
  • Advising Barclays Bank on its Series A investment in FinTech payment processing company Form3 in a $5 million round.
  • Advising the founders of Greenko Energy on raising approximately $1 billion from GIC and Abu Dhabi Investment Authority during 2018 and 2019.
  • Advising Business Growth Fund on its investments and follow on investments (totalling £14 million) in TCC and Record Sure.

Private Equity

  • Advising Gyrus Capital on its equity investments in Corcym (heart valves) and €45 million growth financing from Hayfin Capital Management.
  • Advising the management team of IWSR (drinks industry data and intelligence) on their secondary buyout by, and rollover investment alongside, Bowmark Capital.
  • Advising a minority shareholder in the refinancing of RL Datix by Nordic Capital.
  • Advising NVM Private Equity on its £7 million acquisition of Chemigraphic (electronic manufacturing services).
  • Advising Apposite Capital on its MBI of Stirling Anglian Pharmaceuticals Limited.
  • Advising Williams F1 on its disposal of a majority interest in Williams Advanced Engineering Limited to EMK Capital.
  • Advising the founders and management team of Roadworks Information Limited on the equity release sale and rollover investment with Bridgepoint Growth Fund.
  • Advising the partners of fund manager Vantage Infrastructure (formerly Hastings Fund Management) on their equity investment and incentive terms alongside majority owner Northill Capital.
  • Advising Lloyds Development Capital (LDC) on their exit and reinvestment alongside Phoenix Equity Partners in the MBO of Forest Holidays.
  • Advising Derek Hood on the disposal, reinvestment, and fundraising in JD Classics alongside Charme Capital Partners.
  • Advising the founders of Roof-Maker on their £30 million disposal and rollover alongside Next Wave Partners and Pricoa.
  • Advising Palatine Impact Fund on the MBO of e-Days Absence Management Limited.
  • Advising Mobeus Equity Partners on its secondary MBO of Arc Specialist Engineer from Greybull Capital.

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Advising Corcym on its acquisition (multi-jurisdictional corporate carve-out) of a heart-valve business from LivaNova Plc for €60 million.
  • Advising Cove Hill Partners on the acquisition of Artlogic Media.
  • Advising Active Assistance Group on its acquisition of Remeo Healthcare Limited from BOC Group.
  • Advising Cairngorm Capital on the acquisition of Millbrook Healthcare and Ross Care, forming its platform in the assisted living sector.
  • Advising the founders and management of Clearscore on its aborted £275 million sale to Experian.
  • Advising Rigby Group on the acquisition of Bournemouth International Airport.
  • Advising the sellers of technology business Rant & Rave on the £50 million cross-border sale to Upland Software.
  • Advising Wilmington Plc on its £19 million acquisition of Health Services Journal (HSJ) from Ascential plc.
  • Advising Ford on the divestment of various Ford dealership businesses in the United Kingdom.
  • Advising Synlab on the acquisition of Lextox Drug and Alcohol testing.
  • Advising the founders on the disposal of health care consulting business Maxwell Stanley Consulting Limited.
  • Advising on the UK aspects of Legrand Holding's multimillion-dollar acquisition of Server Technology Inc, and subsequent acquisition of Universal Electric Corporation.
  • Advising on the merger of several GP practices into Lakeside Healthcare, forming the biggest GP partnership in the UK.
  • Advising Cairngorm Capital Partners on the acquisition MJ Wilson Group.

Clean Energy

  • Advising HydrogenOne on the deployment of over £51 million across five investments in the hydrogen supply chain following its IPO, including in electrolyser manufacturers, hydrogen developers, hydrogen powered flight, fuel cells, and distribution systems.
  • Advising UK energy storage developer, owner, and operator Eelpower on a £100 million joint venture partnership with NextEnergy.
  • Advising Pioneer Point Partners on the acquisition of an anaerobic digestion plant in Northern Ireland and its €60 million funding commitment to bio-energy developer Stream BioEnergy Limited.
  • Advising UK solar developer Island Green Power Limited on the sale of a 50% stake to Macquarie Asset Management, together with the acquisition of a 65MW ready-to-build solar project in Suffolk.
  • Advising UK energy storage developer, owner, and operator Eelpower on a multi-asset agreement with SUSI Partners.
  • Advising Falkor SA on its seed investments into green hydrogen and fuel cell developer and consulting team, Protium Green Solutions.
  • Acting for Welsh Power on the disposal of a ready-to-build battery storage project.