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You’ve already proven that both you and your idea have what it takes to succeed. So, if growth or expansion are on your mind, you’ll need expert Series A-C funding solicitors by your side.
The right lawyers can not only save you time and money but will help you structure your company so its optimised for future growth. Our lawyers are highly experienced in advising companies looking for Series A-C funding. We are familiar with all the major players in the investment market like venture capital firms and private equity houses, plus we also advise early-stage businesses on the potential for crowdfunding.
Because we’ve considerable experience working with Series A, B and C funders, we know what they expect. This helps streamline the due diligence and investment processes, saving you time and money. We are experts in making legal advice accessible for early-stage entrepreneurs.
We never waste time with fruitless negotiations and we won’t expose your business to unnecessary risk. We’ll get the deal over as quickly and smoothly as possible.
Because we’ve done this many times before, we know what investors will need to see. We’ll help you get organised, from sense-checking your employment contracts to auditing your IPR.
Meeting the needs of Series A-C funders may affect your business. We will help you achieve a deal that protects your company while addressing the reasonable requirements of investors.
Investors place a great deal of emphasis on the management team of potential targets. We will help structure your employment terms so that you’re an attractive proposition for top talent, including setting up an employment incentive scheme and drafting terms and conditions of employment.
With each round of funding, the needs of investors change. We will walk you through the pre-and post-investment scenarios, and make sure that the structure of your company is optimised for the requirements of investors. We’ll also help you avoid giving away too much in your rush to scale.
The SEIS and EIS schemes are highly beneficial for both entrepreneurs and investors. We can show you how to unlock the benefits of these schemes so that you have more cash available to fund your operations.
Our team of corporate solicitors have a raft of Series A-C deal experience, and know what investors expect to achieve. As part of our legal services for scaling businesses, we will:
Create Enterprise Investment Schemes and Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes
so that you qualify as a target for investors in tax-advantaged schemes. We’ll also advise on the impact this will have on your business and existing shareholdings.
Draft and amend your shareholder agreements, articles of association, employment and service contracts
making sure your legal i’s are dotted and t’s crossed.
Help prepare or amend your cap table
including unique scenario modelling and shareholder resolution tracking to make sure you know where you stand pre/post-investment.
Guide you through the due diligence process and help you with ongoing compliance
making sure your books show a clear picture of your business for investors. We’ll also resolve any issues which come to light during this process.
Liaise with your existing shareholders
and prepare revised terms for their ongoing participation.
Show you how legal requirements, such as restrictive covenants could affect your business.
Prepare and advise on the necessary formalities and documents required in a Series A-C funding transaction
whether equity, quasi equity, debt finance or convertible loan agreements.
Advise on any warranties the founders may need to give.
Negotiate documents with investors to protect your interests.
Working as a team with you, we’ll guide you through all the legal implications of your funding deal and help you answer these kinds of questions:
Wherever you are in your venture, we’ve got a member of our specialist team of Series A-C funding solicitors that can help. We offer expert advice, hands-on support, and access to our network of contacts in the industry. Our team of corporate solicitors has extensive experience of Series A-C funding and we’ve advised on numerous, high-profile transactions. Several of our lawyers have worked as in-house lawyers for the venture capital firm MidVen so we know the investment landscape well.
We aim to help early-stage businesses scale and grow. With our transparent pricing model, you can access expert City-grade legal advice from partner-level solicitors at a fraction of the cost of traditional law firms. And because we understand that during the early life of a business you need to economise, we will help you protect your interests without breaking the bank.
Our three transparent pricing packages are designed to give you the widest possible access to high-quality legal advice, whatever the size and nature of your business:
Straightforward access to senior solicitors at a competitive rate.
An affordable solution for businesses needing one-off legal support. Receive ‘City’ partner-level expertise at a fraction of ‘City’ prices.
Have legal peace of mind for £209 per month with additional support from £140 per hour.
A monthly subscription legal support package specifically designed for start-ups and smaller businesses.
Providing you with priority access to a dedicated panel of highly experienced solicitors.
Fully account managed quarterly subscription service for businesses with more complex legal needs.
Please leave us your details and we’ll contact you to discuss your situation and legal requirements. There’s no charge for your initial consultation, and no-obligation to instruct us. We aim to respond to all messages received within 24 hours.
Our commercial lawyers are based in or close to major cities across the UK, providing expert legal advice to clients both locally and nationally.
We mainly work remotely, so we can work with you wherever you are. But we can arrange face-to-face meeting at our offices or a location of your choosing.