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Welcome to Venture capital

As the economy improves and the opportunity to grow increases, more businesses are looking to venture capital to help provide the finance they need to expand.

For early stage and start-up companies in particular, where debt funding can be difficult to obtain, venture capital can be an excellent way to access additional finance, as well as draw on the expertise of people with a track record in helping companies to grow.

The availability of public/private venture capital funds across the North has helped to raise the profile of the sector and to make venture capital a more mainstream choice for companies raising funds.

However, businesses need to make sure they know what is involved in a venture capital investment in order to make it really work for them.

This is where we come in.

Our team of venture capital experts offers extensive experience and true strength in depth.

We advise both venture capitalists and companies seeking funding on all aspects of venture capital, whether that is start-up, early-stage or development capital.

We can guide companies through the complexity of the fundraising process including multiple financing rounds, taking a commercial and pragmatic approach to get the deal done.

We also act for business angels and have an informal network of business angels who invest in interesting companies.

We can also assist with the structuring of such investments from a tax perspective to the potential benefit of all involved.

For more information on how we can help you with your funding plans, please get in touch.

Take a look at some of our previous venture capital transactional work.

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