Private Funding: Advice at every stage of the business lifecycle

At a glance

Our job is clear; to structure the investment in the most commercial and tax efficient way, but to consider the risks and put provisions in place to cover the worst case scenario. We help investors and companies avoid the unexpected.

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    "Great value for money. As hard hitting as the silver circle but without the terrifying hourly rates."

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    In detail

    At Memery Crystal our team acts on behalf of funds, private investors and investee companies. We work on specific investments for specific deals, nationally and internationally.

    Our client portfolio includes entrepreneurs and institutions, advising them on every stage of their business lifecycle, from seed capital to development capital and eventual exit through sale or IPO.

    We also work with companies and management on management buy-outs and buy-ins, often involving reconstructions and reorganisations.

    Recent matters

    Advised on a $20m bridge financing for Alufer Mining by Pala Investments and Resource Capital Fund.

    Advised a virtual production company on its seed funding round from an EIS fund.

    Acted for a property client on a joint venture to develop and operate a hotel in Central London.

    Acted for AI technology company on two funding rounds for a combined value of circa £9m.

    Acted for a leading Russian exhibitions company in relation to a £40m joint venture with an English public company.

    Acted for a private investment fund in respect of a term loan facility to a Burundi-based mining company.

    Advised an online FMCG retailer on a number of investment rounds from a group of angel investors.

    Advised on an African agriculture JV between Sierra Rutile and Carmanor.

    Advised a virtual reality teaching platform on its successful application to the Future Fund for matched funding.

    Advised on a €31million private financing for the Grupo Pefaco West African gaming business.

    Advised a family office on its investment as part of a £30m investment round for fast-food chain Wasabi.

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    Michael DawesPartner, Corporate

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