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

We advise investors, including funds, family offices and high net worth individuals, on private company investments. Our team includes excellent tax lawyers who are experienced with dealing with SEIS, EIS and VCT investments.

We provide a hands-on, practical, partner led service and our strong team work and efficient working practices enable us to manage our transactions effectively.

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 Duedil, the company intelligence platform, on its Series C investment of up to £8m from Augmentum FinTech Plc, Notion Capital, Oak Investments and others.

  • 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 its latest funding round, co-led by LocalGlobe and HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, following which the London based fintech start-up has raised a total of $5.4 million in seed funding.

  • 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.

"They worked very well on our behalf and on a very tight deadline."

Chambers UK 2020

"Takes the time to understand clients' business and is responsive and easy to work with."

Legal 500 2020

"A good group of well-trained and responsive associates and knowledgeable and pragmatic partners."

Legal 500 2020


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