Growth and venture capital

Proactive and client-focused, our growth and venture capital team has a wealth of experience advising institutional and high net worth investors and founders on all aspects of growth capital and venture investments. 

Minority investment comes with a unique set of challenges – legal, commercial and even emotional. As one of the most active advisors in the market, our deep understanding of these issues allows us to provide informed and pragmatic advice to our clients, without incurring disproportionate costs. 

We build long term relationships with our clients, putting us in a unique position to advise through successive funding rounds. We are able to draw on the substantial experience of our colleagues to provide holistic advice ranging from incentives and tax structuring to employment, technology, data, life sciences and IP. 

We are regular sponsors the BVCA High Growth conference which is the UK’s leading event series for growth companies partnering with venture and growth capital to achieve scale.

Key experience

Apposite Capital

Advising specialist healthcare investor Apposite Capital on its growth capital investment in medical device company Emblation. 


We have advised on more than 15 investments by BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active growth capital investor in growing businesses, including acting on its investments in financial training provider Alpha Development, and Harnham Group, a specialist in data and analytics recruitment. 

Bowmark Capital

Advised Bowmark Capital on its significant investment in Cornwall Insights, a provider of energy market intelligence and analysis.

By Miles

Advised pay-by-the-mile motor insurer By Miles on its £15 million Series B investment round. The new investment was led by CommerzVentures, the venture capital arm of Commerzbank Group.

Coniston Capital

Advising Coniston Capital on its investment in property maintenance company Masterfix.

Farview Equity Partners and Silversmith Capital Partners

We advised Farview Equity Partners and Silversmith Capital Partners on their US$68 million growth capital investment in the leading online platform, Unily.

Finch Capital 

We advised Finch Capital, a financial technology venture capital firm, which led a £7m fundraising round for proptech business, Goodlord, which offers cloud-based software to help estate agents, landlords and tenants manage the rental process.

FPE Capital LLP

Advised FPE Capital, a software and services focused lower mid-market growth investor, on various growth capital investments incluiding Togetherall, an online mental health platform and Global App Testing. 

Mobeus Equity Partners

We advised Mobeus Equity Partners on a £4m investment round led by Mobeus for IPV, the media asset management software provider that helps leading brands intelligently create, search and automate video content.

Pelican Capital

Advised Pelican Capital on its investment in YourParkingSpace, the provider of a peer-to-peer online parking marketplace in the UK.


Advised Protium, the UK's leading green hydrogen energy company, on its £40.5 million investment led by SWEN Capital Partners and Barclays' Sustainable Impact Capital. 

Rockpool Investments LLP

Advised Rockpool on their growth capital investment in Xiatech Consulting Limited, a boutique consultancy of experts in omni-channel eCommerce and Digital transformation programmes.

Urban Jungle

Advised insurtech start-up Urban Jungle on various funding rounds including its £16.5m ($23m) Series A funding round led by Intact Ventures.

Advised FENIX, a United Arab Emirates-based e-scooter company backed by Israeli venture capital funding, on expanding its fleet across the MENA region via its launch in the Emirate of Dubai in collaboration with Arnab scooters.

Advised EnTrust Global’s Blue Ocean Fund, a US based alternative investment firm, on funding United Overseas Group’s acquisition of United Arab Chemical Carriers, a Dubai headquartered international shipping company. This involved a complex “reverse triangular merger”, the first ever such merger under the Companies law of the Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”). This was awarded “M&A Deal of the Year” by the IFLR Middle East Awards 2021 and shortlisted as “Regional Deal of the Year” by Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa Awards 2021.

Advised a UAE government-owned agribusiness on its joint venture with a Chinese state backed investment Fund to establish an agricultural investment fund to invest in agricultural and animal husbandry projects in Inner Mongolia.

Advising an e-commerce start-up in its fund raise with multiple investors.

Advised Esyasoft Technologies in its two rounds of fundraising with IHC and G42 and on its most recent fund raise from IHC in August 2022.

Advising a leading smart utility company in two rounds of fund raising involving convertible instruments.

Directory quotes

‘Well rounded team with solid experience of the mid-market. Able to take deal features from larger deals and utilise them in smaller setting and vice versa.’
The Legal 500 UK 2023

‘They have deep expertise and understanding of private equity transactions. Solutions-driven and innovative thinking.’
The Legal 500 UK 2023

‘Good skillset and clarity of process… We have worked with the team over several years. They are very professional, always available and quick to respond, stick to timetables and are very commercial in their approach.’
The Legal 500 UK 2022

Emily Davies
Emily Davies Managing associate, private funds T: +44 20 7809 2848 M: +44 7587 051 680
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Rajiv Kakkad
Rajiv Kakkad Managing associate, private funds T: +44 20 7809 2814 M: +44 7587 051 552
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Nicola Baird
Nicola Baird Managing associate, private equity T: +44 20 7809 2835 M: +44 75 8705 1604
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Kunal Shah
Kunal Shah Associate, private equity T: +44 20 7809 2590 M: +44 7721 598 549
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Alex Stevens
Alex Stevens Associate, private equity T: +44 7920 253 777
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Philip Clarke
Philip Clarke Partner, disputes and investigations T: +971 4407 3907 M: +971 50 707 3750
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