Kristy Duru

Associate, London



Kristy Duru is an associate in our global M&A and Corporate practice based in London and is a member of our fast growth practice.

Kristy has experience advising clients across a broad range of corporate transactions including private mergers and acquisitions, growth equity and venture capital financings and reorganisations.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
The University of Law
MA Hons (Cantab)
University of Cambridge


Representing Carlyle as lead investor in a series B investment in Hack the Box, a cybersecurity training platform.

Representing Gorillas, the on-demand grocery delivery company, on its sale to Getir. 

Representing Fifth Wall as co-lead investor in a series A investment in AltoVita, a cloud-based corporate accommodation platform.

Representing SoftBank Vision Fund II as lead investor in a €300 million series D investment into the Rimac Group, a Croatian hypercar company.

Representing Hiro Capital as lead investor in the series A funding round of Machinations, a game economies design platform.

Representing Argus Media in a minority investment in Vakt Holdings Limited, a blockchain platform that streamlines commodity trading processes.

Representing a NASDAQ-listed software company in a series of four cross-border acquisitions in the UK and Ireland.*

Representing a leading silicon photonics company on its £1.2 billion SPAC merger and business combination.*

Representing an AIM-listed advertising technology company on its £135 million public takeover by way of a scheme of arrangement.*

*Experience prior to joining White & Case.