An inspired and inspiring approach to private equity and venture capital

  • 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.

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.

How Moore Barlow can help

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.

Based across our offices in London, Richmond, Guildford, Woking, Lymington and Southampton, our corporate law team can offer expert advice and legal support.

Corporate team brochure

Meet our corporate team and explore more detail about the legal services we offer organisations.