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Mina-Maria Doherty

Mina-Marie Doherty

Mina-Marie Doherty is an associate in the Investment Management Practice Group in Haynes Boone’s London office.

On the investment funds side, her practice focuses on advising established and emerging managers as well as CVCs on structuring and launching venture capital funds (onshore and offshore), as well as advising them on an ongoing basis including providing support on investments into, and divestments of, investments in portfolio companies.

On the transactional side, her practice focuses on advising venture capital funds, management teams and strategic buyers in relation to early-stage minority investing and the protections required in the context of a venture capital transaction. She also advises founders / entrepreneurs from all sectors, including fintech, biotech, consumer internet, as well as those running innovative web-enabled service companies on financing rounds and general counsel -type corporate matters as their start-up businesses grow.

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  • Launch of NordicNinja VC's €200m EU Article 8 SFDR Luxembourg-domiciled fund comprising a Japanese-Baltic joint venture. The fund is cornerstoned by Japan Bank of International Cooperation (JBIC).
  • Launch of Octopus Ventures’ £10m pre-seed fund investing in B2B software, fintech and health start-ups.
  • Launch of 4BIO Capital’s $100 life sciences fund and ongoing assistance in relation to scaling-up of investment strategy through strategic partnerships and legal arrangements.
  • Launch of Counteract Ventures’ £35m EU Article 9 SFDR carbon-neutral fund, from initial structuring and warehousing of investments to close.
  • Advising UK health tech company on its $38m Series B round, led by US institutional investor.
  • Advising data-driven estate agency platform company on its £4.5m Seed round, comprising equity and debt, led by VCT fund.
  • Advising digital D2C investment manager start-up built for new generations (specifically, millennials), giving retail investors access to the full spectrum of institutional portfolio construction and on investment decisions.
  • Advising uniquely-placed fintech start-up that has built the infrastructure to enable relationships between buyers of fresh produce and a diversified base (beyond Europe and North America) of suppliers through a B2B marketplace and various fintech services.
  • Advising Paris-based European VC fund on lead role in $15m Series A round.
  • The Engine Room, Lead: a networking organisation for associates / analysts in the alternative assets industry.
  • Level 20, Member: a not-for-profit organisation focused on diversity in the private equity industry.

Education

Legal Practice Course, University of Law, 2019

LL.B. (Hons.), Durham University, 2017

Languages

French

Admissions

England and Wales

Publication
The LIFTS Initiative: Unlocking Institutional Investment for the UK’s Most Innovative Science and Te [...]
November 13, 2023

By 2030, it is expected that UK Defined Contribution (DC) pension schemes will hold c. £1 trillion in assets. Until recently, UK DC pension schemes have traditionally limited their investment remit to listed equities and bonds (due to ease of management, lower fees and aligning with a more conservative investment strategy) and have not deployed capital into private markets. As a consequence, a vac [...]