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Our team of experienced private equity and venture capital solicitors provide expert legal advice and support to clients in all aspects of these complex and dynamic areas of business, including fundraising, investments, acquisitions, and exits.

We understand the complexities of these transactions and work closely with our clients to ensure they receive the best possible outcome. With a wealth of knowledge and expertise in private equity and venture capital, our lawyers are committed to helping our clients achieve their goals and succeed in their ventures.

  • The most effective private equity funding structures require experienced, creative and commercially focused legal support.
  • Equity funding transactions are complex, with demanding legal, tax and regulatory requirements.
  • Our expertise has delivered successful deals for private equity houses, venture capitalists, angel investors, management teams and private equity backed companies.

What is private equity?

Private equity is a type of investment in which a private equity firm provides capital to companies that are not publicly listed. The private equity firm typically acquires a significant ownership stake in the company and is actively involved in its management and strategy. The goal of private equity is to generate high returns for the investors through the acquisition and growth of profitable companies.

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What is venture capital?

Venture capital is a type of investment in which venture capital firms provide capital to start-ups and early-stage companies with high growth potential. Venture capital firms typically invest in companies that have a unique technology or business model and a strong management team. The goal of venture capital is to generate high returns for the investors by helping the company grow and eventually go public or be acquired by another company.

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Private equity deals often rely on sophisticated and innovative structures to satisfy the needs of investors, management team and private equity backed companies. By choosing lawyers who are highly experienced and accomplished in the private equity field, you can be confident that even complex transactions will be handled efficiently and successfully.

With Moore Barlow, you’ll know you’ve found the team you need. From early stages and fund structuring, to tax planning, portfolio management and eventual exit strategies, we will navigate a clear path through all the legal, tax and regulatory issues of your transactions. You’ll benefit from our creative, commercial and pragmatic approach that is constantly focussed on achieving your objectives.

We have been involved in several market-leading private equity deals in recent years. These include not only outright sales and purchases involving private equity houses, but also negotiating minority stakes for venture capitalists and angel investors.

We act for private equity and venture capital houses, management teams and private equity backed companies, drawing on the commercial insights and the expertise of our entire corporate team.

Why choose our private equity & venture capital solicitors?

Choosing Moore Barlow’s private equity and venture capital solicitors means working with a team of experienced professionals who understand the complexities and nuances of these industries. With a focus on building long-term relationships with clients, we provide tailored advice and support throughout every stage of the investment process. From due diligence to deal structuring and beyond, Moore Barlow’s team is committed to helping clients achieve their goals and maximise their returns.

How can our private equity & venture capital solicitors help?

Our private equity and venture capital solicitors can provide expert legal advice and support to businesses seeking funding or investment. We can assist with negotiating and structuring deals, drafting agreements and documents, and providing guidance on regulatory compliance. Our team has extensive experience in the industry and can help clients navigate the complex legal landscape of private equity and venture capital.

We have offices in LondonRichmondSouthamptonGuildfordLymington and Woking and offer specialist corporate legal services to clients nationwide.

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Frequently asked questions

What are venture capital trusts?

Venture capital trusts (VCTs) are investment funds that provide individuals with an opportunity to invest in a portfolio of small, unquoted companies. They are designed to support early-stage businesses by providing financing and expertise to help them grow and succeed.

Venture capital is a form of funding provided by investors to startup companies and small businesses with high growth potential. The investors typically gain an equity stake in the company and help with strategic guidance, financial support, and business development in exchange for potential returns on their investment.

Private equity solicitors provide legal advice and support to clients involved in private equity transactions. They assist in structuring and negotiating deals, drafting and reviewing legal documents, conducting due diligence, and resolving any legal issues that may arise throughout the process.

A private equity and venture capital solicitor can help in securing investments by providing legal expertise and guidance throughout the investment process, including negotiating and drafting investment agreements, conducting due diligence, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.

To invest in venture capital, you typically need to be an accredited investor and have access to venture capital funds or angel networks. You can invest directly in startups or invest in venture capital firms that manage a portfolio of startup companies.

Private equity is focused on buying and investing in established companies, while venture capital is focused on providing funding for early-stage and high-growth companies.

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