Private capital raising

With experience in all areas of private capital raising, we can help you access the capital your business needs to grow. We can advise you on receiving investment from private equity, venture capital, angel or family office sources and can also assist you with the issuance of private retail mini bonds. If you are a small enterprise, we can help you raise early-stage funding, including through the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), and also guide you through the crowdfunding process.

Achieving business growth

Our commercially-focused, pragmatic lawyers have experience dealing with a range of different companies and types of private capital raising. Whether you need help with private capital investment, seed capital, angel networks, crowdfunding or mini bonds, we can advise you on the documentation surrounding that investment, including the shareholders’ agreements, financial promotion restrictions considerations and prospectus requirements. Our in-depth knowledge of these transactions will maximise the chances of your investment process running smoothly and you obtaining the capital you need to take your business to the next level. Through our role with various innovation and incubation centres in the South West, we also have particular experience working with start-up and fast-growth companies.

We have a wide network of professionals in London and the South West who can assist with the various elements of capital raising projects we use to help our clients in their capital raising efforts. We pride ourselves on delivering expert commercial advice at a transparent cost, which can be tailored to suit clients ranging from start-ups to more sophisticated businesses.


Our Corporate Team has been involved in a number of private capital raisings. Highlights include:

  • advising on the establishment and initial capital of the Urban Study Partners LP, a fund to invest in student property
  • acting on the equity financing for private equity-backed luxury swimwear brand, Orlebar Brown
  • acting for Thomas Hancock & Company Limited, a manufacturer of handmade designer clothing, on its private capital raising

  • acting for Gasrec regarding the multi-million-pound equity investment in the company by MEZ Energy
  • acting for Box Nation on various funding projects


Our expertise in this area encompasses:

  • shareholders’ agreements
  • crowdfunding and angel networks
  • enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)

  • seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS)
  • joint ventures
  • mini bonds

They were excellent – very calm under pressure, very thorough and always accessible.

Chambers and Partners 2017