Venture Capital

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Whether you are the founder of a new business seeking seed funding, an investor considering a substantial investment or part of a management team looking to undertake a management buyout, our corporate team can assist you.

We advise both entrepreneurs and investors on venture capital transactions ranging in size and complexity from modest seed and start-up rounds by friends, family and business angels to multi-million pound development and growth capital rounds by institutional investors.

Examples of the types of matters that we advise on are:

  • Pre-due diligence audit
  • Deal structure
  • Pre-contract documentation (including confidentiality agreements and heads of agreement)
  • Due diligence
  • Investment documentation (including investment agreements, disclosure letters and articles of association)
  • Employment law issues (including service agreements)
  • Post-completion matters

For information about recent deals we have advised on please see our corporate deals page.

Specialist Corporate Team

Recent Work

  • Advising streaming company on its recent acquisition by Celonis.
  • Advising long-standing clients Cubica Technology and Q6 Holdings on their recent acquisition by Chemring Group.
  • Assisting cyber security training platform Hack the Box on its Series A investment round.
  • Giving advice to Hotwire Public Relations Limited (part of the Enero Group) on its acquisition of McDonald Butler Associates.
  • Advising the shareholders of Anana Limited on its sale to Horizon Capital-backed Sabio Limited.
  • We hugely appreciate all the work from Angus, Matthew and Charlotte, going above and beyond all expectations.
  • Waterfront were a great asset to us in managing the acquisition. They were able to offer all the necessary expertise to get this deal done in the tight timeframe, and they proved invaluable in assessing all the possible implications as the deal developed. Angus and Charlotte made teaming up with FLYR Labs as straightforward as it could possibly be. Faredirect
  • A massive thanks to the team at Waterfront whose huge efforts were absolutely instrumental in helping us get this deal done. Cubica
  • Having Waterfront alongside us, doing what was the most important deal of the founders’ lives, was so reassuring. Their superb attention to detail, hard work and ability to explain and anticipate potential issues, ensured that we achieved the outcome we were targeting. We would highly recommend them, particularly to any fast-growing tech or media business. React News 
  • Waterfront Solicitors provided outstanding legal services to Hotwire and the Enero Group in our recent acquisition of McDonald Butler. Waterfront’s team was first class across multiple specialities, including M&A and employment, and played an instrumental role in us meeting a tough timeline and achieving an excellent outcome. The team was very accommodating, despite our conflicting time zones, and willingly put in the extra effort to liaise with a multitude of stakeholders, both internally and externally, during the transaction. Once again, the Waterfront team have proved their worth. Hotwire PR
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