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Our team guides you through the process to enable you to secure the right terms for investment.

For businesses, investment can accelerate growth and bring huge opportunity, but you must ensure you understand the terms of that investment, why the investor requires such terms and be sure you have found the right match for you.

Investment in private companies involves a delicate balance. We help investors negotiate terms, balancing the management of considerable risk and therefore expectations on performance and returns with delicate relationships; the balance between an ability to participate and add value with the need to be able to protect your investment should things not go as planned. 

We provide pragmatic and practical advice on private equity investments, acting for investors and investees, while always keeping the commercial context of the deal in mind, to help you meet key commercial objectives. We focus on challenging conventional ways of thinking, which allows us to develop intelligent strategies to address obstacles.

Our track record

Our unique, multidisciplinary team (combining corporate lawyers and deal advisory financiers) offers pragmatic and commercial advice throughout the life of private equity transactions. Our team has a successful track record both in negotiating and securing the right investment for our clients from the right investors and in securing appropriate terms whilst maintaining relationships for investor clients.

We advise private equity funds, management teams, banks and mezzanine debt providers on the full range of private equity transactions including MBOs, MBIs, venture and development capital, secondary and tertiary deals, exits and general portfolio advice.

We have a broad knowledge and understanding of the funding market and regularly bring funding opportunities to our investor clients and network.

We build the long term relationships needed to understand your business and investment priorities, to protect and enhance value across the entire investment life-cycle.

Case highlights

Airfinity — investment raise

Advising Airfinity — a provider of predictive health intelligence and data analytics — on a £5m raise from Gresham House and subsequent £3m Series B raise from Gresham and existing investors.

Barons Contract Furniture — MBO

Advising on the management buy-out of Barons Contract Furniture, backed by River Capital and Arbuthnot Latham.

BGF — exit and reinvestment

Advising BGF on its exit from Anexsys — a leading eDisclosure and digital forensics provider — to US private equity-backed Xact Data Discovery and its reinvestment into Hobs Group.

Bikmo — Series A investment round

Advising Bikmo — a provider of microservices and API ecosystems that's revolutionising the cycle and e-mobility insurance market — on its Series A investment round, led by Puma Private Equity.

Evoke Creative — multi-million-pound investment

Advising Evoke Creative — a provider of digital kiosks and services to the retail and hospitality sectors — on a multi-million-pound investment from BGF.

Mercia Asset Management — investment

Advising Mercia Asset Management in relation to its investment in Relative Insight — a spin-out from Lancaster University that uses technology and data to help brands interact with their audiences.

MSIF — syndicated investment

Acting for MSIF on a £2.25m syndicated investment in Springpod — an EdTech platform where students can experience the world of work and university before they apply.

Omni Partners — acquisitions

Acting for Omni Partners on its acquisition of SME HCI Limited (trading as Vivup) and Compass CHC Limited.

Red Flag Alert — Series A investment round

Advising Red Flag Alert — a business intelligence software provider — on its Series A investment round, led by Foresight Private Equity.

Sentric Music — company sale

Advising BGF, management and other shareholders of Sentric Music — a provider of technology solutions to artists and songwriters to collect royalties — on the sale of the company to Utopia Music.

Traditum — Series A investment

Advising Traditum and Mercia on their syndicated Series A investment into Arquella, a provider of technology solutions to the care sector.

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It was a pleasure working with Daniel Hayhurst, Olayanju Phillips and the team at Brabners on the Series A equity investment by Puma Investments into Bikmo. We are very pleased with the quality of advice, in-depth knowledge and responsiveness demonstrated by the corporate team, who advised us on and negotiated the transaction documents throughout the deal and managed the process from start to finish. Their assistance was invaluable in bringing the funding round to a successful close.

Louise Towers, CFO — Bikmo

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