Our corporate team is recognised for its expertise in venture capital and private equity transactions.

We advise entrepreneurs, start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs of all sizes on all aspects of their investment and fundraising journey. We provide a hands-on, practical, partner-led service and our strong teamwork and efficient working practices enable us to manage transactions effectively.

We are equally adept at advising investors, including venture and growth capital funds, family offices, private equity funds and high net worth individuals, on private company investments. Our team includes excellent tax lawyers who are experienced in dealing with SEIS, EIS and VCT investments.

Venture capital & private equity experience

  • Advised EdTech company Firefly Learning on its £5.2 million Series B funding round led by Downing Ventures. Existing investors BGF and Beringea also participated in the round.

  • Advised the shareholders of DueDil, a fintech business, on the sale of their shareholdings to Artesian Solutions, a software company.

  • Advised Digital Moneybox, the mobile savings and investment app, on its £14 million Series B funding round led by Eight Roads Ventures, the proprietary investment arm of Fidelity International Limited.

  • Advised Lending Works Limited, the peer-to-peer lending platform, on the issue of c.£2m convertible loan notes from existing investors Maven Capital Partners, NVM Private Equity, Pollen Street Capital and a small number of business angels.

  • Advised Allianz X, the digital investment unit of the Allianz group, on various investments including its Series B investment in SafeBoda, a major African ride hailing platform that also offers various on-demand consumer and payment services.

  • Advised the Ticketer senior management team and Corvia Limited on a substantial investment by Tenzing Private Equity.

  • Advised Model Village, the influencer platform, on its fundraising from Dorfman Media Holdings.

  • Advised award-winning, ‘API Only’ technology provider Yapily Ltd on a funding round, co-led by LocalGlobe and HV Holtzbrinck Ventures.

  • Advised Trustbridge Global Media, owned by international private equity firm Trustbridge Partners, on its landmark acquisition of the children’s book publisher Walker Books Limited. The complex transaction involved the acquisition of the majority shareholding in Walker Books from two discretionary trusts which held the shares for the benefit of employees and authors, and the acquisition of the remaining shares from over 300 employees and authors who held shares either directly or through the Walker Books’ share incentive plan.

  • Advised the shareholders and management of regulatory infrastructure provider Lawson Conner on the £48 million sale of the business to Astorg private equity.

Venture capital & private equity FAQs

Yes. We have a strong team that is recognised for its venture capital capabilities. Our team will include tax and employment lawyers to advise on the range of legal issues which  occur  during the investment process.

Our partners are involved throughout the transaction and each partner is supported by a strong team of associates. This ensures that the work is done by the right lawyer to achieve a cost effective result.

We have advised many overseas investors on their UK transactions, in particular from the USA and Germany.

Yes, we have a very capable tax team that is experienced with EIS, SEIS and VCT investments.

"The team at Fox Williams provides sound and practical advice. They are highly responsive and very dependable. Their skill set, strategies and communication style are a great fit for our fast-growing organisation."

Chambers UK 2024

"The breadth of knowledge, delivered in a commercially sound manner, is very refreshing and the team has been my go-to on complex regulatory matters for many years. Highly regarded and recommended."

Legal 500 2024



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