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The European Venture Capital Market – a Q&A

Graham Spitz, Jamie Hamilton |

This was first published in the Pitchbook Q3 2020 European Venture Report on 29 October 2020. What is your general view on the European VC scene, as we enter the last stretch of 2020? Despite unprecedented turbulence and challenges stemming from COVID-19, the European VC scene has remained remarkably strong and resilient. Millions of jobs […]


Fladgate has advised Bridford Investments Limited in its capacity as lead investor in the recent equity capital fundraise by Meatless Farm Limited.

Jamie Hamilton, Alex Taylor, Hamilton Forrest, Gemma Grunewald, Ingrid Hesselbo |

Fladgate has advised Bridford Investments Limited in its capacity as lead investor in the recent equity capital fundraise by Meatless Farm Limited. The £24m fundraise was conducted by way of a private placement of shares to fund the further global expansion of the Meatless Farm group and further development of its product range. The Meatless […]


Future Fund verdict: good for VC but not a panacea for startups

Jamie Hamilton, Graham Spitz, Anthony Shatz |

Applications for the UK Government’s hotly anticipated £250m Future Fund are open, following several weeks of speculation and lobbying since the publication of the term sheet in April. Applications for funding hit a reported £453m on the first day, prompting speculation that the capacity of the Fund – which is run by the British Business […]


COVID-19: what next for Shared Service and Captive operations?

Tim Wright, Jamie Hamilton |

Faced with declining revenues, turbulent economic conditions and an uncertain future, many businesses will be looking at reducing costs and optimising business processes right the way across their organisations. Cost Reduction Areas of focus for cost take out will naturally include IT infrastructure and applications, software licensing and subscription services, as well as back-office functions […]


Startup fundraising in lockdown: challenges and opportunities

Jamie Hamilton |

The Covid-19 pandemic, and the global response to it, have massively disrupted almost every aspect and sector of the world economy, and venture capital fundraising is no exception. According to industry data, VC deal making in China for the first six weeks of 2020 was 60% lower than for the same period in 2019, and […]


The Future Fund: what to look out for

Jamie Hamilton |

Overview The UK Government has announced plans for a new “Future Fund” designed to top up funding raised by early stage UK companies during the Covid-19 crisis by providing unsecured convertible loans subject to matched funding from private investors. The Future Fund is part of a total of up to £1.25bn in new funding for […]


Fladgate advises gaming innovator Playzido on its multi-investor fundraising round

Jamie Hamilton, Alex Haffner, Eleanor Green, Joshua Bennett |

Fladgate LLP has advised leading B2B gaming platform Playzido on its successful EIS-qualifying equity fundraising round involving 11 new investors and on related arrangements with its founding shareholders Endemol Shine Group, Black Cow Technology and Carmichael Holdings. Playzido operates an open B2B platform in the online gaming sector, and supplies a remote gaming server to […]


Fladgate advises AI start-up Fiinu on seed funding round

Jamie Hamilton, Ben Milloy, Maddy McAra |

Fladgate advised AI start-up Fiinu on its £1.7 million seed investment round led by prominent early stage venture capital investor Kindred Capital. The team was led by Jamie Hamilton, who was assisted by Ben Milloy and Maddy McAra. To find out more, please read the news articles in Global Legal Chronicle and Business Cloud.


Fladgate advises innovative AI start-up Fiinu on seed funding round led by Kindred Capital

Jamie Hamilton, Ben Milloy, Maddy McAra |

Fladgate LLP has advised Fiinu Ltd, a UK-based AI start-up on its £1.7 million seed investment round led by prominent early stage venture capital investor Kindred Capital. Founded by doctoral-candidate Marko Sjoblom, Fiinu’s vision is to fill a significant funding gap caused in part by regulatory changes in the overdraft market. Fiinu aims to achieve […]


Fladgate advises Patron Capital on the £129m sale of Arlington Business Park to CapitaLand

Gideon Dabby-Joory, Jamie Hamilton, Mark Harnett, Eddie Powell, Mike Tremeer, Elliot Lewis, Hamilton Forrest, John Forde, Miles Crawford, Roland Brandman, Charles Proctor |

Fladgate has advised Patron Capital, the pan-European institutional investor focused on real-estate backed investments and their JV partner APAM, on the sale of Arlington Business Park (ABP) to Singapore’s CapitaLand for a total consideration of £129.25 million. Patron Capital and APAM acquired the business park in 2015, and Fladgate advised the joint venture on this […]


Fladgate ranked Band 1 in Chambers UK guide for Corporate M&A: Lower Mid-Market

Julian Lewis, Alex Kaufmann, Graham Spitz, Yulia Leyko, Sunil Sheth, Avram Kelman, Paul Airley, Nigel Gordon, Eugene Matveichuk, Andrew Bessemer Clark, Amy Collins, Jan Hoppe, Marc Sosnow, Charles Wander, Neil Vickers, Sophie Burke, Orit Rioumine Gold, David Lee, Priyadevi Vadgama, Mythily Katsaris, Alex Taylor, Jamie Hamilton, Adrian Mawlabaux, Grant Gordon, David Robinson, Ashleigh Brinklow, David Baverstock, Anthony Shatz, Sam Tye, Eleanor Green, Jeremy Whiteson, Ian Brent |

Fladgate is delighted to maintain a Band 1 ranking in the 2020 Chambers UK guide for the Corporate M&A: Lower Mid-Market category. Grant Gordon, Head of Corporate, said: “The team is delighted once again to receive this recognition by Chambers, which is a significant endorsement of our approach, our professionalism and the strong relationship we […]


Fladgate ranks Tier 1 in Legal 500’s M&A: Deals up to £50m

Paul Airley, Andrew Bessemer Clark, Amy Collins, Nigel Gordon, Jan Hoppe, Alex Kaufmann, Avram Kelman, Julian Lewis, Sunil Sheth, Marc Sosnow, Graham Spitz, Charles Wander, Neil Vickers, Sophie Burke, Yulia Leyko, Orit Rioumine Gold, David Lee, Priyadevi Vadgama, Mythily Katsaris, Alex Taylor, Jamie Hamilton, Adrian Mawlabaux, Grant Gordon, David Robinson, Ashleigh Brinklow, David Baverstock, Anthony Shatz, Sam Tye, Eleanor Green, Jeremy Whiteson, Ian Brent |

Fladgate is delighted to be ranked Tier 1 in the 2019 edition of Legal 500 in the M&A: Deals Up To £50m. Grant Gordon, Head of Corporate, said: “we are very pleased once again to receive this recognition by Legal 500, which is a significant endorsement of our work, our professionalism and the strong relationship […]