Investments, Structures and JV's

We can see the bigger picture

Whether you are an individual with big ambitions or a corporate entity with a solid strategy, we can work with you to identify the most appropriate structure for any investment or joint venture.

We have the right balance of commercial pragmatism and expert legal knowledge to turn your blueprint for success into a robust legal framework.

Whether you wish to establish a limited company, LLP (Limited Liability Partnership) or any other form of trust or not for profit/charitable structure, we have the expertise and know-how to assist you in finding the right fit for you, with practical advice set out in an understandable no-nonsense way.

Our multi-industry expertise spans from professional services to hospitality and real estate and by working closely with tax specialists, we can ensure that whichever structure you adopt, it will be aligned with your objectives, whilst meeting statutory and regulatory compliance.

Joint Ventures

Joint ventures can provide significant opportunities for a business of any size. The ability to launch new products, expand into new markets or aligning your business with another, that can help accelerate your current capabilities and be a catalyst for growth.

The purpose of the joint venture agreement is to establish the rights and obligations of the parties in relation to the joint venture, where each party may contribute their own resources to the venture in question, whether that be in the form of funding or skills.

A joint venture agreement ensures the company and its business is established and run in accordance with the parties' objectives, while setting out the responsibilities of the parties involved. It also sets out procedures for dealing with any difficulties which may arise. To be successful, a joint venture should benefit all the joint venture parties, catering for what may be quite different goals.

We provide comprehensive and bespoke advice, leveraging our experience with establishing such ventures for clients, as well as, in the case of some of our fee earners, having worked within joint venture environments themselves. While we take a practical approach as possible, our approach includes adhering to industry-specific regulations, structuring business models and employment arrangements to ensure the joint venture agreement is fit for purpose.

Our aim is to make the process and execution of successful joint ventures straightforward for our clients. We balance the opportunity presented with the need to reduce risk through drafting robust joint venture agreements and supporting documentation, to protect your interests and investment. Our team has experience advising on joint ventures in a range of sectors including technology, general commercial, finance, real estate, food and hospitality.

Raising Equity Capital

Raising finance can be challenging for businesses in any economic climate. 

With the highly competitive nature of equity financing, organisations need increasingly bespoke and innovative ways to raise finance beyond traditional bank debt. We understand that no two businesses are the same and what route works for one business may not work for another.

Our team have great experience in raising equity capital. We will work closely with you to develop an in-depth understanding of your business and objectives. Then, we will support you through the equity-raising journey from helping you identify the most appropriate form of finance for your business, through to final negotiations and implementation.

We offer a complete service to our clients. This ranges from initial investment strategies and capital raising to complex shareholder and investment structures.

Regularly advising on complex transactions gives us a unique commercial perspective when dealing with matters both nationally and internationally.