Taylor Wessing LLP

Private Equity Department

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What the team is known for Maintains a commanding position at the forefront of the venture capital market, calling upon a deep talent pool with a wealth of experience in the area. Advises the full spectrum of clients including start-ups, well-known technology companies and institutional investors on early-stage investments, financing rounds and exits. Routinely engaged in mid-market private equity transactions, often cross-border and complex in nature. Domestic offering is complemented by a network of offices across Europe and Silicon Valley to assist with international deals.

Strengths Clients report: "They were flexible, worked hard for us and represented our best interests throughout."

Another says: "I think they're very balanced and focused on getting on the transaction over the line. They're commercial and get things done for the client."

"They're very good in the sense that they understand what we do, and are very pragmatic about deal making," a source notes.

Work highlights Advised Vinted in connection with its EUR128 million Series E financing round.

Represented Inflexion with respect to its buyout of Autofutura.

Notable practitioners

Angus Miln
is widely recognised as a premier lawyer in the venture capital investment space. He displays considerable expertise representing clients in the technology and life sciences sectors.
"He gives his clients a feeling of confidence and trust." "Angus is highly commercial, strategic and an excellent business partner."

Emma Danks
exhibits a strong command of private equity buyouts and ancillary transactions on behalf of sponsors and their portfolio companies. She heads the firm's private equity practice in the UK and is international co-head of its corporate group.
"She's calm, professional and focused on getting things over the line."

Howard Palmer
is well known for his strong practice representing investors and investee companies in a swathe of venture capital investment matters. He is particularly active in the fintech and cleantech spaces.