Bird & Bird has advised Arm Holdings plc on their strategic investment in Raspberry Pi Ltd

International law firm Bird & Bird has advised Arm Holdings plc on their strategic investment in Raspberry Pi Ltd. Arm has acquired a minority stake in Raspberry Pi, marking a key milestone in an already successful partnership between the two companies in delivering critical solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) developer community.

Arm, a longstanding client of Bird & Bird, are a cutting-edge provider of semiconductor technology, aiming to build the future of computing with energy-efficient processor designs and software platforms. Arm’s technology has a truly global footprint with more than 250 billion Arm-based chips shipped to date and reaching over 70% of the world’s population. Raspberry Pi is a leading computing company headquartered in Cambridge, UK, making high-performance computing platforms accessible to the world at low-cost, from small and big businesses to homes and classrooms. Through this, Raspberry Pi aims to be an engine for creativity, learning and innovation across the globe.

The Bird & Bird team was led by Jee Ha Kim (partner, Corporate) who comments that “this investment is a great opportunity for both Arm and Raspberry Pi and reinforces the partnership’s deep commitment to the developer community. Amidst the rising demand for edge compute and endpoint AI applications, computing platforms such as those from Raspberry Pi which use Arm technology become increasingly important for developers and lowering barriers for learning and innovation. 

We are delighted to have been chosen to advise Arm on this deal. We feel that this a great example of Bird & Bird’s deep proficiency in the semiconductor and IoT sectors and exemplifies the longstanding relationships we build with our clients”. 

The Bird & Bird team who worked on this deal consisted of Jee Ha Kim (partner, Corporate), William Alms (associate, Corporate), Rory Coutts (associate, Corporate), Tom Snaith (partner, IP), James Pearson (senior associate, IP), Katie Tyndall(associate, IP), Will Bryson (senior associate, Commercial), Kathryn Parker (associate, Commercial), Claire Barker (partner, Finance & Financial Regulation), Harry Osborne (associate, Finance & Financial Regulation), Elizabeth Lang (partner, Employment), Stephanie Creed (senior associate, Employment), Yuichi Sekine (head of business immigration, Employment), Jeremy Glover (consultant, Employee Incentives & Benefits) and Andrew Rink (senior associate, Employee Incentives & Benefits)

 

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