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Fundraising and Venture Capital

Fundraising and Venture CapitalFundraising and Venture Capital Solicitors UK

Our London venture capital solicitors know that companies, whether in the early stages of their development or more established and seeking to grow to the next level, can benefit hugely from the investment funding and expertise that the right venture capital firm or investor brings to the table.

Or fundraising solicitors are experienced in corporate fundraising and the issues that will often arise for companies seeking to attract investment or raise finance. Our UK corporate lawyers can advise on the full range of options available for companies looking to raise funds.

FSMA regulation

Where applicable, our VC solicitors will closely guide you through the regulatory framework of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA), and chart the way forward having regard for the general prohibition on financial promotion under FSMA. It will be of particular importance to companies seeking investment to know whether their intended promotional communications are caught by the general prohibition or whether one of the exceptions applies, for example:

  • Communications to overseas recipients.
  • Communications made to investment professionals (ie. those sufficiently expert to understand the risks involved with investments and do not therefore need any statutory protection).
  • One-off non-real time communications and solicited real time communications.
  • Communications to certified high net worth individuals and high net worth companies.
  • Communications to certified and self-certified sophisticated investors.

Venture Capital

Our London VC solicitors have worked on numerous City investment deals and have a wealth of experience. We recognise that each business is different, and that each venture capital transaction will be motivated by different factors. Whether acting for the investor or target company, our aim will be to facilitate the transaction cost effectively.

If an investor has been located and funding has been agreed in principle, you should take expert advice from an experienced London venture capital solicitor. Please contact us for a confidential discussion today.