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Jeffrey M. Hurlburt

New York

Jeffrey M. Hurlburt

For over 25 years, Jeff Hurlburt has advised investors, including private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) investors; corporate clients; and investment banks active in a variety of industry sectors. Many of his clients are in the technology, media, and telecom; and life sciences industries.

Since starting his practice in New York City in 1988, and moving to London to practice in 1997, Jeff has continued to focus on a variety of international financial transactions. Jeff's deal experience includes effectively negotiating and closing a multitude of cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A), international private equity and venture capital transaction (both on behalf of companies and investors), U.S. and international private placements and public offerings including Rule 144A, Regulation S and dual-listed offerings.

Jeff also is actively involved in our international fund formation practice and is a key member of our Scandinavian-focused client group, having represented a number of Norwegian, Swedish, and other Nordic clients over the years.

Representative Experience

Advising UK-based Supponor Ltd., in a variety of general corporate, investment, and restructuring transactions.

Representing Northzone Ventures in the formation of their TMT-focused venture capital funds and a variety of their international transactions.

Representation of the underwriters of a EUR$2.9bn initial public offering of a European Internet and telecommunications services provider.

Representing the International Finance Corporation on a variety of equity-related investments and transaction matters.

Represented Pronova Biopharma in its NOK 2.7bn IPO on the Oslo Stock Exchange, including a Rule 144A private placement into the United States.

Advising a syndicate of VC and other selling shareholders in connection with the US$85m sale of Arieso, Ltd., to U.S. publicly traded JDSU.

Advising a syndicate of European VC investors in the US$123m sale of Alphamosaic Limited to U.S. publicly traded Broadcom, Inc.

Advised Herkules Capital et al on EUR$662.9m acquisition of Nordic oil & gas service company from a syndicate of UK and European PE investors.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., with honors, The University of Iowa College of Law, 1988
  • B.A., The University of Iowa, 1985
  • A.A., Mount St. Clare College, 1983


  • Registered Foreign Lawyer, The Law Society of England and Wales

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • New York
  • District of Columbia


Venture Capital

The Legal 500 UK Edition


UK Legal Expert, Corporate/M&A

Legal Business


M&A: US Capability

The Legal 500 UK Edition


Acquisitions Monthly, "Nordic M&A Adviser of the Year Award" Team Leader


Chambers UK, Private Equity: Buyouts


Private Equity Buyouts, 2007, 2011-2014; Venture Capital and Emerging Companies, 2012-2014

Legal 500 US

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