Tom Ferns is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the London office of Haynes Boone.

His practice includes representing companies (public and private), shareholders and investors in a variety of business transactions across a broad range of industries with a concentration on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital-backed equity transactions and joint ventures.

Tom's other practice areas include AIM market IPOs, fundraising and placings (representing issuers and brokers).

With more than 30 years of experience, Tom’s has represented public and private companies, corporate finance advisers, brokers, family offices and entrepreneurs in a variety of corporate matters.

Tom is a trusted adviser of, and the "go-to" lawyer for, many of his clients.

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  • Mergers and Acquisitions: Acted for public and private companies on buy and build strategies in the UK and internationally. He also a great deal of experience advising stakeholders, owner managers and entrepreneurs on the sale side.
  • AIM Capital Market and Securities: Acted for a number of issuers, nominated advisers and brokers across a number of different sectors.
  • Private Equity: Acted for sellers, management teams and PE houses and has developed a focus in advising management teams on PE backed transactions.
  • Investment and Emerging Markets: Represented entrepreneurs, start-ups, early-stage companies, and emerging growth companies in all aspects of their early business cycle including entity formation, structuring and funding strategies.


Law Society Finals, The College of Law, 1993

LL.B. (Hons.), Kings College London, 1991


England and Wales

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Haynes Boone Represents Awaken Intelligence in Merger Transaction with Tethr
June 24, 2024

Haynes and Boone, LLP advised AI innovator Awaken Intelligence Ltd. (“Awaken”) in a cross-border merger with CollabIP, Inc. d/b/a/ Tethr ("Thethr"), a leader in AI-powered conversation intelligence software. Tethr majority investor, IAG Capital Partners, financed the transaction, which was facilitated through the creation of a new corporate entity named Creovai, Inc. The combination creates the [...]