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Investments and Funding

The UK’s economic growth relies on the continued success of SMEs across the country and funding is essential for catalysing growth in such companies. 

For ambitious business owners and directors, funding is often required when looking to expand, carry out research, launch new products, acquire another business or invest in new talent. Stephens Scown has proven expertise supporting such ambitions.

Longstanding and in-depth experience in investments and funding

Our corporate team can draw on years of experience to guide you through even the most complex of transactions and provide the full range of legal expertise required to gain and set up funding. This covers everything from conducting due diligence, negotiating terms and drafting the documents needed to detail the funding arrangements. Our team is ranked Tier two by Legal 500 (2024) and Band one by The Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession (2024) who praise our “established corporate team with a strong focus on acting for local SMEs and family-owned businesses, while also providing representation to several national companies.”

Why choose Stephens Scown?

We operate nationally, and we’ve been committed to supporting the South West and its economy for over 70 years, providing strategic support for all kinds of business from owner managed businesses to PLCs. In turn, we’ve developed a keen understanding of the marketplace and local networks, and established key relationships with accountants, banks and other funders.

Dependable expertise from a multi-disciplinary firm

Whatever your ambitions, we can allocate the specialist expertise to help you overcome the daunting nature of complex negotiations. Our capabilities are reflected in our Band One ranking by Chambers and Partners (2022), the independent guide to the legal profession.

Our personable, engaged team of solicitors can help you with:

  • seed funding and venture capital Debt finance
  • MBOs
  • business acquisitions and disposals
  • equity and debt restructurings
  • employee share and incentive schemes.

Our track record highlights our diverse abilities. Our experience includes:

  • advising, a high-tech AI start up on a secondary financing involving Angel Co Fund, London City Investment Fund and UCLTF
  • advising luxury travel company Luxtripper on an equity finance raising
  • advising Cornish Metals Inc. in connection with its listing on AIM
  • advising on  a range of equity finance via VC funds, angel investors, crowd-funding and high net worth individuals.
  • acting for a regional property developer on a complex financing arrangement with senior and mezzanine lenders
  • advising on state aid, procurement and grant funding


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