Ashfords LLP advise Form3 on £10m Draper Esprit investment

Funding | South East
Giles Hawkins

Ashfords LLP has advised Form3 on its recent £10m Series B investment by Draper Esprit, with participation from existing investors including Barclays and Angel CoFund.

Form3 provides cloud-based connectivity, payment processing, clearing and settlement services. Its clients include a wide range of regulated financial institutions, including leading banks, non-bank financial institutions and fintechs.

Giles Hawkins, Corporate Technology Partner said: “We have acted for Form3 since incorporation and it has been exciting to watch the development of the company over the last two years. The payments industry is undergoing massive change as real-time payments and cloud-native architecture are becoming the new norm. It is great to see a company like Form3 disrupting back office payment processing.”

Michael Mueller, CEO of Form3 commented: “Ashfords have been great partners to our business ever since the company was established in 2016. Based on a combination of good knowledge of the Fintech sector and strong expertise in enterprise technology, Giles and his team have provided us with highly effective support in various investment and commercial initiatives.”

The Ashfords team was led by Giles Hawkins and included Gayle Hawke, Jonathan Groves and Alex Aisthorpe.

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