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Our multi-disciplinary national team of private equity and venture capital experts, provide a comprehensive range of services to support fund formation and transactions.

In an increasingly competitive market, we are focused on providing commercial and pragmatic advice, strong project management and proactive service delivery to ensure transactions are completed efficiently and to budget.

We advise at every stage of the lifecycle from fund formation and early-stage investment, development capital and follow-on rounds, to management buyouts. Our national reach, combined with strong local connections, helps our clients and contacts identify attractive investment opportunities, adding real value.

Our clients are diverse and include private equity and venture capital funds, high net worth individuals, providers of acquisition finance and management teams.

We can support with:

  • Fund establishment: We advise on the establishment, regulation and dissolution of investment funds.
  • Fund structuring and constitution: we have specialist expertise in advising fund managers and limited partners on structuring and negotiating documentation for equity funds, as well as advising fund managers and limited partners on structuring and negotiating documentation for venture capital funds.
  • Acquiring and selling companies: advising private equity funds on acquisitions and the legal issues that may develop during their ownership, including further acquisitions and exit events.
  • Investments: advising venture capital funds on investments and the legal issues that may develop during their ownership, including further acquisitions and exit events.
  • Debt finance: advising on arrangements for working capital and acquisition finance, including bilateral and syndicated loan agreements, on private equity deals, including advising on the terms offered by lending institutions, security requirements and on the inter-creditor arrangements.
  • Due diligence: carrying out commercially relevant and user-friendly legal due diligence for private equity and venture capital funds and banks.
  • Dissolution: winding up venture capital funds.

Our clients include:

  • LDC
  • BGF
  • Perwyn Advisors (UK)
  • Maven Capital Partners
  • Midven
  • NorthStar Ventures
  • Bloc Ventures
  • DSW Ventures
  • Midlands Engine Investment Fund

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