The private equity and venture capital world is fast paced, with ever-evolving structures and trends.
It remains an exciting arena of business growth and development with rewarding investment opportunities for owners, managers and investors alike.
Whatever stage of the corporate growth journey, we can support you. From fund formation, MBOs and MBIs, buy-and-builds, secondary buy-outs, through to investment and ultimate exit, members of the team have experience of working across a range private equity transactions in the UK and internationally.
Our experienced team will support your business and team no matter they size. We have experience advising:
- entrepreneurs as they seek to establish and develop their businesses;
- early stage and high growth companies seeking investment including SEIS, EIS and VCT qualifying investments, rounds of venture capital funding and growth capital investment;
- venture and growth capital investors, (business angels, high net worth investors, venture capital or venture debt funders or growth capital providers); and
- management teams and private equity houses.
A unique aspect of our offering is our capacity to provide legal advice for our clients’ business and personal needs, advising family offices, high and ultra-high net worth individuals as well as business owners.
You’ll get a full service offering in all areas necessary to support you on your transaction, with the additional support of our Banking & Finance and Corporate Tax teams covering debt financing and tax related matters, as well as specialist areas including intellectual property, competition, employment, pensions, real estate, commercial dispute resolution and restructuring, which are integral to private equity transactions.
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Charles Russell Speechlys advises AgDevCo on $70m of DFI Funding
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Charles Russell Speechlys advises Puma Private Equity on its investment into Deazy
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Charles Russell Speechlys advises Farfetch on its joint venture agreement with Clipper Logistics plc
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Charles Russell Speechlys advises Appital Ltd on £2.5m Investment led by Frontline Ventures
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Charles Russell Speechlys advises Metier on US$39m investment into Africa Mobile Networks
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Charles Russell Speechlys advises Apposite Capital on acquisition of i2a Diagnostics
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Charles Russell Speechlys shortlisted for Best EIS/SEIS Legal/Regulatory Adviser at 2021 EISA Awards
The Awards denote excellence and recognise the achievements of EIS/SEIS practitioners over the past year.
Charles Russell Speechlys releases H1 2021 deal highlights
Our deal highlights from the past 6 months are now available.
Africa Global Funds Webinar: Due Diligence for PE Funds in Africa
Victoria Younghusband joined the panel discussing the challenges around due diligence for funds in Africa.
Charles Russell Speechlys proud to sponsor the ‘Outstanding Achievement’ award at the final Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 awards
The awards celebrated the successes of Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales.
Charles Russell Speechlys Africa Team advises Ascent Rift Valley Fund II
ARVF II will invest equity in leading small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Eastern Africa.
Public Company Update - May 2021
Read the May 2021 edition of our biannual Public Company Update.
Dual class share structures: how do they work and what are the pros and cons?
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Charles Russell Speechlys advises Fudco Partnership on sale to Exponent-backed Vibrant Foods
Fudco is a family-owned business selling South Asian ethnic foods in UK and Europe.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Polar Technology on investment by BGF
Polar Technology Management Group is a holding company for engineering businesses operating at the leading edge of technology.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises shareholders of Modern Networks on sale to Horizon Capital
Modern Networks is a leading provider of IT support, broadband and telecoms managed services to the UK’s commercial property sector.
Charles Russell Speechlys, Strategic Partners of the Asoko Insight West Africa's Family-Owned Business Report
The report is the most comprehensive study of Family-Owned Businesses throughout West Africa.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Content+Cloud on acquisition of Sipcom
The acquisition establishes Content+Cloud as a global service provider to UK businesses.
Charles Russell Speechlys releases H2 2020 deal highlights
Our highlights over the past 6 months are now available.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises N+1 Singer on £10m return of capital
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