Private equity and venture capital are increasingly important areas of our practice. We advise investors, investees, founders and management teams on deals typically worth up to £100m and sometimes beyond.
Our particular strength is undoubtedly in the mid-market. Acting for clients ranging from growth companies, venture capital and private equity houses and hedge funds to entrepreneurs, management teams and high net worth investors, we offer a partner-led, commercially focused service.
We have a particularly strong track record in advising founders and management teams on MBOs and MBIs, where our experience of acting for private equity houses provides a distinct advantage in negotiations.
In addition to our private equity and M&A lawyers, our ability to provide integrated specialist teams of corporate tax, employment, property, commercial, technology, funds and banking and finance lawyers allows us to offer a well managed and full service.
We have considerable experience of advising on venture capital transactions ranging from seed and angel investments through institutional series A, B and C rounds, follow-on growth capital to eventual exit. In doing so, we bring together relevant expertise from across the firm to provide a comprehensive, expert service.
Venture capital frequently targets companies in the technology sector. Our technology and IP lawyers provide pragmatic, clear and focused advice on the key protection and commercialisation issues faced by such companies, while our regulatory lawyers help clients to navigate through ever-changing regulatory landscapes.
Our corporate and tax lawyers are highly experienced in devising and implementing EIS, SEIS, growth share and other tax efficient structures which are attractive to investors, founders, investees and management teams. No two deals are the same and we offer tailored, focused and efficient solutions depending on each client’s circumstances, which we then tenaciously steer through negotiations.