Equity Investment

Our Equity Investment Team advises venture capital and private equity investment funds, crowdfunders, management teams and growing businesses on all aspects of financing strategy, fundraising and investment. Our experience makes us the ideal partner for your business - whether you are a fund seeking to invest or a company seeking investment, we have the depth of knowledge to make the process straightforward and successful.

Our team is one of the most experienced and active in the UK, completing over 100 crowd funding and angel investments and over 50 investment fund transactions in the last year. The team is nationally ranked by Legal 500, one of only a handful of firms in the UK recognised as industry leaders.

The team works on a full spectrum of equity capital transactions, from angel and seed through successive financing rounds and on MBOs and exits. We often act as lead adviser to syndicates of investment funds on complex investment rounds that include US and European cross border elements. We have helped the likes of Eden Ventures, Notion Capital, MMC Ventures, Imperial Innovations, Pentech Ventures, Episode 1, Ombu Group, Andromeda Capital, Charlotte Street Capital, Frog Capital, Nesta, Crowdcube, Broomwood Capital and White Star Capital amongst others, so we are well placed to offer you the industry specific knowledge that you want.

Recent Transactions

Assisting Crowdcube, a leading crowd funding platform, on its £5m fundraising lead by Balderton.

Advising the existing investment funds in New Voice Media on the Series C funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners which was a $35m round. This transaction has been rated as one of the top 10 largest tech-venture capital transactions in 2013 by growthbusiness.co.uk.

Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance Limited - Asset-backed lending to finance MBO of Plant & Engineering Services Limited.

Haydon Mechanical and Electrical Limited - Management buy out of Haydon from Mears Group Plc, with a value of up to £7 million.

Advising ClusterHQ Limited, a company providing web-based database management services, on UK aspects of its circa $12,000,000 Series A funding round led by Accel Partners and a subsequent flip to ClusterHQ Inc (a Delaware topco).

Ashfords LLP fields a "broad range of specialists" with a "high level of technical competence".
Legal 500 

Key Contact

Andrew Betteridge


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