Investments and corporate advisory
Regardless of where you are in the business lifecycle, our investment and corporate advisory team can help. Whether that’s securing finance, structuring your business, growing through equity investment, investing in people, looking to exit or managing your legal compliance.
Whether you’re an investor or a business looking for investment, we take time to understand your priorities and tailor our advice to get the best outcome for you. We work with businesses, investors and management teams to:
- find the best legal structure for the business
- develop clear and effective governance structures
- take on further investment and grow
- develop and implement employee incentivisation schemes
- unwind the legal structure at the end of its operating life.
We understand the need for joined-up thinking. We also have specialist teams on hand to help with banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, commercial, employment, reorganisations, private wealth, disputes and insolvency
We regularly advise on:
- legal due diligence on potential investment opportunities
- start-ups and share capital structures
- structuring through partnerships, JVs, corporate entities and funds
- corporate governance and company law
- investment, shareholder and JV agreements
- share options and share schemes (including EMIs, EOTs, growth share, nil-paid share and phantom share schemes)
- investment regulatory; VCT, EIS, SEIS
- shareholder disputes
- restructuring and insolvency
Advised the shareholders of Chillibyte, a specialist digital marketing agency on its sale to Broadlight Group Limited.
Executor and trustee of a substantial estate including interests in a private trading company and a Lloyds NameCo, and property in London and Scotland.
Advised the trustees and owners of a landed estate on the winding up of a trust and reorganisation of ownership amongst the family members then entitled.
Structuring alternative investment funds with a particular focus on renewable energy, having launching funds in excess of £500m
Acting for families and family offices facilitating and documenting the transition of wealth between generations, including the use of family investment companies and charters
General counsel to boutique and international hotel brands, advising on structuring, financing and operational issues.
After 20 years of building our pioneering brand, the English wine industry is now really starting to grow and develop, which is very exciting. As the market leader, we want to ensure that Chapel Down is best placed to benefit from the increasing consumer interest at home and abroad. Cripps provided a focussed and energised multi-disciplinary legal team who worked efficiently and effectively to help deliver a complex project under tight timescales.
CFO of Chapel Down
We are very pleased to have closed our Series A round in a challenging funding environment. As well as helping us to navigate this, Cripps has been instrumental to implementing a robust commercial framework around our core IP, and this was key to our success in securing further investment.
Co-founder and CCO of Modulous
We followed Victoria Symons to Cripps since which time she has looked after our legal affairs in terms of all of our investments. Her work has been exemplary, on time and first class. We couldn't ask for more.
Cripps' consistently high quality property work and funds advice has been a significant factor in the growth of our business.
Peter Sugarman, Partner Maddox Capital
We have been delighted to work with Cripps (and principally Victoria Symons) since we opened our advisory business in 2016. They provide an invaluable service for us and our clients which has enhanced our client offering greatly. They are responsive, proactive and friendly, we can't recommend them highly enough.
CH1 Investment Partners