Venture Capital and Growth Equity

What our corporate lawyers do

Our specialist corporate lawyers advise funds, syndicates, companies, institutions and angel investors, as well as companies taking investment, on venture and growth equity investments including investment under SEIS/EIS. We often work alongside our specialist banking and finance team who can advise on debt investment alongside the equity.

Our core service offering includes:

  • Seed, A Round and on going transaction structure advice
  • Legal due diligence and investigation
  • Correspondence with HMRC on advance assurance applications (SEIS/EIS)
  • Document preparation and negotiation
  • Transaction execution through completion

We are well placed to introduce clients to specialist SEIS and EIS specialist tax advisors if appropriate.

How our corporate lawyers work

Venture Capital investing by definition involves early stage companies and business.  Entrepreneurs often sacrifice, by design or nature, “operations best practice” for accelerated growth and other goals. Our legal team ensures key business drivers and legal risks to a successful investment are identified, protected and, if necessary, remedied before completion.

SEIS/EIS legislation is complex and HMRC guidance is subject to regular HMRC update.  The team has completed dozens of  SEIS/EIS transactions over the past ten years so we are confident in our ability to structure and complete even the most difficult transactions for clients

Read more about our full range of services and approach to corporate legal services.

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  • Brighton Office

    1 Jubilee Street

    Brighton

    East Sussex

    BN1 1GE

  • Crawley Office

    Griffin House

    135 High Street

    Crawley

    West Sussex

    RH10 1DQ

  • Guildford Office

    Wonersh House

    The Guildway

    Old Portsmouth Road

    Guildford

    Surrey

    GU3 1LR

  • Horsham Office

    Ridgeland House

    15 Carfax

    Horsham

    West Sussex

    RH12 1DY

  • London Office

    6 New Street Square

    New Fetter Lane

    London

    EC4A 3BF

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