Private equity & private equity finance

Venture capital

Crefovi understands the unique needs of venture investors and emerging companies. It has experience in a wide range of venture capital financing structures, including seed rounds, bridge loans, mezzanine financings and PIPE transactions.

Sophisticated transactional skills in venture capital

Whether a venture firm making an investment or an emerging company in need of funding, clients benefit from Crefovi’s strong background and geographic diversity in the venture capital marketplace: the firm has relationships with many of the world’s leading venture capital and private equity firms, has been involved in hundreds of private financing deals and has provided clients with creative solutions to meet their capital needs.

Crefovi has experience in private equity and fund formation and assists in the formation of venture capital and other funds, including some of the largest funds to date. The team regularly advises these funds with regards to their investments, as well as the full spectrum of securities, tax and regulatory issues typically associated with such transactions.

Emerging growth companies turn regularly to Crefovi, which has a particular focus on VC financing for start-up entities. The firm’s lawyers have extensive experience in a wide range of financing structures, including angel investors and seed rounds, VC financings, bridge loans, mezzanine financings and PIPE transactions.

The team draws upon the international expertise from lawyers across various practice groups at London private equity law firm Crefovi, including capital marketslife sciencesventure and technologymergers and acquisitions and company representation, to assist clients with the complex financing needs of VC firms and their portfolio companies through their entire life cycle, from early stage venture financings to eventual exit financings. The firm also has experience with troubled portfolio companies and their special challenges.

With offices in key financial and technology markets in Europe, Crefovi is in an ideal position to assist with VC and other capital-raising transactions around the world. The strength of Crefovi’s ‟Venture capital” practice ensures that clients have access to lawyers with the broadest experience, including the ability to tap into the vast experience of Crefovi’s international network of practitioners.

A global network

Clients praise Crefovi’s lawyers for their responsiveness & ability to understand the technical, business and legal aspects of each matter in relation to venture capital, and come back, matter after matter, to be advised by them.

While London and Paris based, we routinely work across borders. The vast majority of our engagements are multi-jurisdictional. We are used to working in multinational teams, and rely on our network of specialist lawyers for support in other jurisdictions.

The team has therefore established an extensive international network of venture capital contacts and a close association with other specialist lawyers worldwide. Our history of successes in high profile, politically sensitive matters reflects an ability to act swiftly and with the utmost discretion.

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