We act for all types of clients whether the investee company, the founders or the investor and at all stages of the life of the investment – from start up to listing.

All sectors are covered - recent investments include:

  • a large data centre business
  • an on line sport and leisure goods retailer
  • an advertising and media business
  • an app-based digital concierge service
  • an incubator and business advisory service for start ups
  • an algorithm based traffic mapping system
  • a pre-natal diagnostics business
  • a solar irrigation business

Our services:

  • all legal documentation including investment agreement and articles of association, loan notes, service agreements
  • legal due diligence
  • acquisition agreements and general m&a advice including employment and TUPE aspects
  • tax advice including employment related securities and EIS
  • further investment rounds
  • shareholder disputes
  • fund formation and carried interest structuring
  • exit strategies

Case Study:

We recently acted for a well-known venture capital fund manager on its initial and then second round investments into a sports and leisure goods retailer. The transaction involved a complex redrafting of the company’s articles to ensure compliance with the relevant tax requirements as well as the structuring of the VC investor’s priorities and a redraft of the shareholders agreement. The VC manager was investing via multiple funds with different requirements.