Andrea Cropley has nearly 30 years' experience as a corporate finance lawyer, and she leads the firm’s European venture and growth capital group.

She has extensive experience acting on VC transactions in the tech sector, in particular on equity investments into AI investee companies. Andrea’s clients include investment funds, corporate venture investors and she also regularly works on the company/founder side both in relation to investment and disposal processes. She has taken numerous companies, involved in cutting-edge technologies, including AI, through their growth journey from seed investment, various funding rounds including Series A and B and beyond to eventual exits by sale or IPO.

Andrea has experience of acting on multiple fund investments and with overseas funds, including US tech funds.

"Andrea Cropley is always on top of the detail as well as the big issues, and gives pragmatic and practical advice."

The Legal 500 UK

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  • Advising a hotel chain on a £65 million acquisition of a hotel business.
  • Advising a financial institution on the acquisition of an IFA business.
  • Advising on a multimillion pound care home and assisted living project funded by private equity and senior debt.
  • Advising on the disposal of an IT business in the financial services sector to a US based multinational car rental business.
  • Acting on several transactions for a private equity-backed veterinary drugs business.
  • Acting for the seller on the disposal of a construction manufacturing business to an Ireland-based construction company.


  • University of Leeds, LL.B.
  • College of Law, Chester, Solicitors' Final Examination


  • England and Wales
  • Recommended in Chambers UK 2018 for Corporate/M&A – Mid-Market & Private Equity, North West

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