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Graeme Muir is Managing Partner of the London office. Over the course of his career, he advised on a wide variety of corporate finance transactions, including Initial Public Offerings in several jurisdictions (including London, Hong Kong, New York, and Kuala Lumpur), Rights Issues, Private Placements, Cross Border M&A, and MBO’s.
He also has over 20 years of experience in private equity, including working for the London operation of Japanese bank Nomura where he formed part of a private equity team investing in technology companies, mainly in Silicon Valley. During this time, Graeme was a director of several Silicon Valley start-up companies, having a hands-on role in their development.
In 2010. Graeme established Soliton Capital, an investment company involved in proprietary transactions in a wide variety of industries and fields, with particular emphasis on technology and real estate. In 2016, he joined Octant Partners a New York-based advisory firm that provides advice to companies undertaking a variety of transactions, including MBO’s, M&A, fundraising (debt and equity), in diverse businesses areas, including auto dealerships, renewable industries, entertainment, and brand ownership.
Graeme was also a consultant to Tourbillon Strategic, a fund based in Dubai. In addition to investing in listed financial instruments, the company utilised up to 10% of its funds under management to invest in pre-IPO private equity opportunities and Graeme assisted in this process, both from a legal and business standpoint.
Graeme started his career in 1993 as a lawyer with the international law firm Norton Rose (now Norton Rose Fulbright), working in London (1993-6) and Hong Kong (1996-8 and 2001-3). In early 2003, Graeme was asked to set up Norton Rose’s Dubai office. Under his management, the Dubai office grew from 7 to 26 employees (and from 1 to 7 partners). Graeme also oversaw the establishment of an operation in Abu Dhabi and Riyadh and became the Managing Partner for the Middle East (based in Dubai) from 2005 to 2009.
He is a solicitor admitted in England and Wales.