The Private Equity and Venture Capital team regularly advise both investors and companies seeking investment (whether through the issue of shares, loan notes or a mixture of both) and are experienced in juggling the sometimes competing desires of companies to retain autonomy with the need for investors to be able to monitor their investment and exercise a degree of control or influence over certain material decisions.
Being able to take advantages of EIS or SEIS for tax purposes is often a key concern for investors into early stage businesses and with the support of our team of specialist tax lawyers we are able to advise clients on how to structure their investments to ensure that where available such tax treatment is obtained.
During the Covid-19 pandemic the team have also advised a number of companies and investors seeking to take advantage of the Future Fund convertible loan scheme.
Practice head Penelope Garden is recognised in Legal 500 for her “notable expertise in private equity and venture capital work”.
Field Seymour Parkes is a member of the UK British Angels Association.
The team advises on investments from early stage seed investment up to multi-million private equity backed management buy-outs. Recent transactions the group has advised upon include BGF on a number of investments, advising funds managed by Finance South East on a number of venture capital investments and advising the founders of an integrated communications business on a private equity backed management buy-in.