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Growth & Development Capital

From the outset and in the early development stages of their development, businesses often need to secure growth capital to enable them to grow and achieve their goals.

Whether your business is a start up in need of seed capital or a business that needs funding to help it grow and reach its potential, we are here to help.

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Our team advise from start-up seed capital, through series A and subsequent investment rounds. Our clients include entrepreneurs, early stage companies, business angels and professional investors.

Key growth capital services

  • Start-ups
  • Spin-outs
  • Seed capital
  • Advanced Subscription Agreements (ASA)
  • SEIS and EIS investments
  • Convertible Loan Notes
  • Series A
  • Down rounds
  • Equity warrants
  • Investor due diligence
  • Investment agreements
  • Exit planning

In-House Counsel

Our team of experienced lawyers is well-equipped to support you in various ways. Whether you require advice on a specific issue, additional resources due to capacity constraints, or a second opinion, we are here to help. Explore our legal counsel page for more information and details on our schedule of seminars, specifically designed for in-house counsel.

How we work with you

Whilst based in the South of England, Paris Smith acts for businesses and families throughout the UK. Technology has enabled us to provide a high level of service to our clients whether they are local to our offices or not. Our advice can be given in many ways:

  • Over the telephone
  • Via video conferencing
  • In face to face meetings

We will talk through how you would like to be contacted and the best ways for us to meet in our early conversations with you.

Work Examples

Below you can find a few of the different examples of the deals we have been involved in recently.

Nineteen21 Ltd (t/a ismybillfair.com) – Cash and media credit investment

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Nineteen21 Ltd (t/a ismybillfair.com) – Cash and media credit investment

The Paris Smith team, led by Michael Moore advised Nineteen21 Limited (trading as ismybillfair.com) on a cash and media credit investment. The transaction involved the conversion of convertible loan notes; the conversion into equity of two rounds of advances subscription investments; a cash investment provided following a rights issue; and an investment from ITV in the form of media credits of an initial £1.25m with an option to invest a further £1.25m.

Mailock Ltd (t/a Beyond Encryption) – major minority investment

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Mailock Ltd (t/a Beyond Encryption) – major minority investment

The Paris Smith team, led by Jonathon Roy advised Mailock Limited (trading as Beyond Encryption), a market leader in secure email communication and ID verification solutions, in connection with a major minority investment from West Coast Group which was split between equity and convertible loan notes. West Coast Group is a major distributor of global IT brands in the UK and Europe, including Microsoft, Apple, HP/HPE, Lenovo and others. This partnership will enable Beyond Encryption to pursue its ambitious growth strategy.

Dolphin Homes – Business Growth Fund funding

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Dolphin Homes – Business Growth Fund funding

Paris Smith team, led by corporate partner Richard Atcherley, represented Dolphin Homes Limited, a specialist care provider for adults with learning difficulties, in relation to a £2m debt and equity funding package made by Business Growth Fund (BGF).  This follows the initial £3.25m investment made by BGF in 2017.  The new funding was provided to finance the build of two new specialist care home facilities in Hampshire which will, when built, give Dolphin Homes 15 care home facilities in the southern region

Bowman Power funding rounds

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Bowman Power funding rounds

Paris Smith, led by corporate partner Jonathon Roy, have represented Bowman Power Group Ltd, a provider of energy efficient power generators, on several successful rounds of growth funding.

Gozney – venture capital and crowdfunding

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Gozney – venture capital and crowdfunding

Paris Smith team, led by corporate partner Michael Moore, advised award winning Gozney Group Limited (Gozney), a designer of innovative fire and stone ovens for home and business use, on provision of funding by an institutional venture capital investor supported by an oversubscribed crowdfunding round. Gozney, with 148% international sales growth over the past 2, were ranked 12th in the Sunday Times Expert Track 100 index.

mOm Incubators – lead investor funding

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mOm Incubators – lead investor funding

Paris Smith, led by corporate partner Michael Moore, are proud to have supported MaSa Partners, a US based social impact capital provider that invests patient capital in early-stage, mission-driven companies seeking to shape a better future. MaSa has led two rounds of investment funding in mOm Incubators, a Dyson Global Innovation award winning designer and manufacturer of neonatal portable incubabors which will help put a stop to the thousands of newborn deaths that occur every day due to lack of basic medical equipment.

Quotall – high net worth development capital funding

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Quotall – high net worth development capital funding

Paris Smith, led my corporate partner Michael Moore, have represented Quotall Ltd, a provider of software solutions to the insurance industry, on several successful rounds of growth funding.

Kelda Showers – funding rounds

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Kelda Showers – funding rounds

Paris Smith team, led by corporate partner Michael Moore, have represented Kelda Showers Limited, a designer and manufacturer of water efficient power showers, on successive successful funding rounds.

How we’ve helped our clients

“I am grateful for the help provided by Paris Smith in an extremely professional but friendly way. General replies back are done very quickly and if not immediate advised that they will reply. Thank you and appreciate your help.”

PS, Director – Corporate Re-finance

“One referee says “Paris Smith provide a premium service with a real focus on quality;” another adds “The team are accessible and provide strongly commercial advice;” whilst a third referee states “They are very knowledgeable and handled difficult queries very well. They always kept us up to date and ensured a smooth process.””

Chambers Legal Directory 2024

“Referees say “The Paris Smith team has stood out for their ability to respond in a consistently timely and professional manner at all times across a broad range of legal advice areas”; “The Paris Smith team acts as a genuine partner and are there where and when you need them, consistently and professionally – I couldn’t ask any more of them”; “Clear and quality legal advice, hardworking legal counsel” and “Dedicated to the service they provide”.”

Legal 500 2024 Edition

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