Finance Funding and Leverage

Get the money you need, when you need it most

Solutions-driven and commercially astute, our Finance Solicitors’ cross-border experience over a broad category of industries means we can proactively handle the needs of businesses looking to ensure robust, clear and enabling finance and financial protection. Whether you are a founder looking to complete their first funding round, a multi-national group company seeking leveraged or debt finance, or a scaleable startup eager to exit: our experienced, cross-border and solutions-oriented solicitors and partners will support you and your business.

Call us in complete confidence to make an appointment with one of our sollicitors
0203 026 0300
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Private Equity

Private Equity Fundraising

Our fund finance Solicitors have a wealth of experience in advising private equity firms at various fundraising stages.  Because we build long term relationships with our clients, we coalesce with their ambitions and strategy, providing bespoke advice that mitigates risk and protects  best interests.

We assist private equity firms with not only fundraising but also financing joint ventures, restructurings, acquisitions, data protection, regulatory compliance, and drafting limited partnership agreements.

To talk to us about private equity fundraising, please call us on +44 203 026 0300.

Helping you create a successful fundraising strategy

Our Private Equity Solicitors help clients in three main ways:

a)   Legal – our team can draft your pre-pitch terms and conditions and limited partnership agreements, as well as joint venture agreements, shareholders’ agreements, and contracts related to the acquisition and disposal of a company.  With our wealth of experience in the private equity sector, we can also provide best in class guidance on tax-efficient fund structures and regulatory compliance in both the UK and internationally.

b)   Connections – thanks to our years of collective experience working in the City of London and other international finance hubs, our team has amassed a considerable portfolio of contacts around the world. We help connect investors and general partners and answer many of the questions investors have before agreeing to meet, saving all parties considerable time.

c)    Appeal – we work with you to tighten your strategy, identify your strengths, and create a story that can be articulated succinctly to investors.  Our extensive portfolio of fund clients benefit from our cross-border knowledge and understanding of the latest market trends, regulatory environment, and what investors are looking for in terms of efficient management and future objectives.

To make an appointment to discuss private equity fundraising, please call us on +44 203026 0300.


Leveraged and Acquisition Finance

Solutions-driven and commercially astute, our Leveraged and Acquisition Finance Solicitors’ cross-border experience over a broad category of industries means we can proactively handle the needs of all parties to a transaction.

Partner Phillip Crump, formerly a leveraged finance partner at Kirkland & Ellis and head of leveraged finance at DLA Piper, is highly-regarded in the UK and internationally for creating innovative deals and structures.  

To talk to us about leveraged and acquisition finance, please call us on +44 203 026 0300.

Our team advise and represent clients in second-lien, mezzanine, and PIK debt, bridge-to-bond financings, bank and/or bond financings, public bids, high-yield debt offerings, securitisation take-outs and debt buy-backs, IPO-related exit financing, and restructurings.

Because we advise a domestic and international client base, we have a robust knowledge of evolving market trends and regulatory development.  Rather than fit your transaction into a prescribed deal, we create an environment and an agreement that benefits all involved parties.

We are also one of the few firms in the UK that can advise Debt Administrators and provide specialist representation to protect their interests.

Our multi-disciplined Solicitors can also advise on M&A, fintech and blockchain, commercial contracts, and data protection.  We focus on developing long term relationships with our clients which allows us to tailor our advice to suit the various life cycles of their business.

What gives us the edge?

We are a boutique firm with City law expertise. Our lawyers all have years of experience in complex, cross-border, high-value matters.  However, unlike many law firms, several members of our team have experience in creating start-ups and obtaining finance.  We know the pressures you face, the opportunities that can present themselves, and the need to action matters fast.  Our ethos focuses on building deep relationships with our clients, truly understanding their business and market sector, and celebrating their success.

The advice we give is sharp, practical, and bespoke to your commercial objectives. Our agility and investment in technology mean many of our processes are automated, reducing fees and ensuring your investment as our client is primarily directed towards acquiring our expertise, getting solutions to your problems, and putting you in a position to action opportunities.

To make an appointment with our Leveraged and Acquisition Finance Solicitors, please call uson +44 203 026 0300

Venture Capital

We provide world-class legal advice to VC funds. Our team of lawyers is experienced in the diverse, ranging and essential  needs of venture capital funds, and we have a proven track record for delivering results that our clients value.

Our practice is founded on designing clear strategies to achieve the best possible results for our clients. We work with you to find innovative, legal solutions that are tailored specifically to the needs of your business.

We advise VC funds across all stages of their investment lifecycle: from establishing a fund in the UK through to exiting and restructuring existing funds. We understand how important it is for venture capital firms’ income streams to be diversified, and we can assist by providing advice in relation to related party transactions, custody arrangements and other investments into funds. Our experience also extends beyond private equity firms themselves: if they need assistance in supporting limited partner interests or understanding corporate governance requirements then we have specialist lawyers experienced in this area too.  

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