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Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment - UK-wide
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What the team is known for

High-quality team advising on every stage in the venture capital funding cycle, with a strong reputation for servicing a high-profile client base that spans investors, growth companies and wider corporates. Regularly takes on big-ticket transactions in the technology sector, and also has core expertise in the field of life sciences. Well placed to handle cross-border matters via its network of offices throughout Europe and East Asia.

Strengths

"They are very professional, have good expertise and reply quickly to queries," one client reports.

"They're very high quality," another says, adding: "They're responsive, professional and commercial, and facilitate deals by resolving issues rather than scoring points."

Another interviewee affirms: "It's a client-friendly firm with highly competent and experienced lawyers."

Work highlights

Advised Jobandtalent on a number of transactions, including its EUR88 million Series C1 round led by InfraVia and its EUR100 million Series D round led by SoftBank.

Notable practitioners

Geraint Lloyd focuses on advising venture capital funds and companies on a broad suite of transactions. His wide sector expertise includes healthcare, technology and renewables, among others.
"He's personable and commercial. He has a lovely, collaborative manner."

Struan Penwarden maintains an excellent practice centred on the representation of investors and investee companies in a range of transactions. He serves as the international head of venture capital at the firm.
"He gives clear, practical and commercial advice, and has a good understanding of our needs." "He's a skilled negotiator and is adept at coming up with solutions."

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Struan Penwarden
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