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Claire Bamford

Claire Bamford

Senior Associate (Australia)

Claire is a Senior Associate specialising in private equity, growth capital, M&A and joint venture transactions.



Claire joined the firm in Sydney in 2014 and has been based in the London office since 2019. She has spent six months on secondment at the New South Wales Treasury as a Senior Policy Analyst.

Claire holds a BA (Languages) (Hons) from the University of Sydney and a Juris Doctor from the University of New South Wales. She is a committee member and deputy treasurer of the Anglo-Australasian Lawyers Society.

Claire speaks English and French.

Claire's experience includes advising:

  • Pearson Ventures, a subsidiary of Pearson plc, on its Series A investment in and subsequent acquisition of Faethm AI
  • Altice on its acquisition of an 18% stake in BT Group plc, worth approximately £3 billion
  • ORIX Corporation on its acquisition of 70% of Gravis Capital Management
  • Cabot Square Capital LLP on various acquisitions and portfolio matters including the acquisition of Chartway Group, the acquisition of Premier Modular and subsequently Premier Modular's acquisition of NetZero Buildings, the acquisition of MKC Wealth and various other financial services and infrastructure businesses
  • KPMG LLP on the sale of its UK pensions advisory business to Exponent Private Equity LLP
  • Sustainable Development Capital LLP on its Series C investment in Turntide Technologies Inc.
  • Three Hills Capital Partners LLP in relation to its investment into Hunter Boots
  • Deputy on its US$25 million Series A capital raise
  • Nura on its A$7 million Series Seed and its A$15 million Series A capital raise
  • Singapore Airlines on its investment in Data Republic's A$22 million Series B capital raise


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