Financing your Business

Private Equity

Whether you are the founder of a new business seeking seed funding, an investor considering a substantial investment or part of a management team looking to undertake a management buyout we can assist you.

We advise companies, existing shareholders and investors on private equity transactions ranging in size and complexity from modest seed and start-up rounds by friends, family and business angels to multi-million pound development and growth capital rounds by institutional investors.

We provide advice on:

  • Preliminary documents, including heads of terms, confidentiality and exclusivity agreements
  • Due diligence
  • Drafting bespoke articles of association
  • Advising on share rights and creating alphabet share structures
  • Shareholder and subscription agreements (investment agreements)
  • Share option agreements

Banking and Finance

We offer advice on a wide range of debt financing transactions ranging from smaller unsecured borrowing by individuals and director/shareholder loan facilities to larger secured facilities, acting for borrowers, lenders and guarantors.

We provide advice on:

  • Term sheets
  • Secured or unsecured loan agreements
  • Director or shareholder loan agreements
  • Security documentation, including debentures, charges over assets (including shares and real estate) and personal guarantees.