Our private equity clients include LDC, the Business Growth Fund and Capital for Enterprise, for whom we act in relation to development capital, cash-out and buyout deals. We also regularly advise companies and management teams seeking private equity investment as well as business owners selling to private equity-backed acquirers. Our ability to see these deals from all sides is invaluable in relation to these transactions, which can involve complex capital structures.

We also advise UK and international venture capital funders, including the Development Bank of Wales, Breed Reply, Disruptive Capital and the Angel CoFund on both development capital and transactional deals, as well as for investee companies and leading universities such as Swansea University and other public sector bodies. Our work encompasses all stages of venture capital transactions from university spin-outs and seed fund deals to multi-million pound syndicated development capital investments, buyouts and IPOs, such as the sale of Q Chip to Midatech and its simultaneous admission to trading on AIM.

We also have extensive experience of forming venture capital funds for Finance Wales and other funders, which gives us an all-round view of the sector from the perspective of both funders and investee companies.

We can help you with:

  • Spin-outs
  • SEIS and EIS investments
  • Development capital
  • Management buyouts and buy-ins
  • Mezzanine funding
  • Institutional buyouts and buy-ins
  • Share warrants
  • Convertible loans

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"We would recommend them because they engage with the problem and try to genuinely find the best solution for the customer."
Chambers & Partners Directory 2017 - Banking and Finance

"Geldards LLP has ‘excellent connections in the local market’ and acts for private and public sector clients."
Legal 500 2016 - Banking and Finance

"We really do feel the service at Geldards is good and couldn't add to it."
Chambers & Partners Directory 2016 - Banking and Finance

"Geldards LLP’s team ‘provides a high level of service, driven by excellent technical knowledge’".
Legal 500 2015 - Banking and Finance


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