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    Private Equity & Venture Capital Legal Services

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 of global private equity transactions

Our experienced team will support your business and team no matter the 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 in the UK, 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.

Our private equity & venture capital legal expertise

Our approach is refreshingly different in that we can provide legal advice for your 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.

Meet our private equity & venture capital lawyers

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