Our market-leading corporate team works closely with management teams and leading UK and international private equity houses, venture capitalists, corporate venture funds and infrastructure funds on investments into UK business and assets.

We have extensive experience in advising clients on each stage of the corporate life cycle including advising on formation (including shareholder and founder arrangements), development and expansion capital, refinancing, acquisitions and exits, secondary buy-outs and IPOs.

Such is our experience in the sector that our corporate team, along with our award winning legal technologist Steve Dalgleish, created our own automated platform, Xpress Legals, for use on private equity investment.

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  • The team at Shepherds are great to work with, have huge experience and always deliver trusted counsel.

    - Calum Smeaton, Chief Executive Officer, TV Squared

  •  Shepherd and Wedderburn has been by our side since day one, providing trusted counsel throughout our company’s journey. The team is responsive and engaged, while being a blast to work with.

    - Sunjay Mathews, Counsel, FanDuel

Experience

Foresight Group
Acted for Foresight Group LLP (as manager of the Scottish Growth Fund), EOS Advisory LLP and Greenwood Way Capital Limited in their investment in Novel Technologies Holdings Limited, a developer of antimicrobial technology that eliminates harmful bacteria.
S2G Ventures/Ospraie
Acted for both S2G Ventures and Ospraie AG Science on their equity investments into the Scottish vertical farming business, Intelligent Growth Solutions.
FreeFlow Technologies
Acted for e-bike technology company FreeFlow Technologies Limited in relation to an equity investment into the company by investors including Foresight Williams Group, Kelvin Capital and Scottish Enterprise.
Graphy
Acted for data collaboration platform Graphy on its Seed and Series A financing rounds led by significant European and US funds.
Siemens Technology Accelerator
Advised Siemens Technology Accelerator in connection with a number of investments, including into Odos, Pyreos and SESMOS.
Hummingbird Ventures
Acted for Hummingbird Ventures on its investments into Automata, an innovative industrial desktop robotics company, and Basecamp Research, a deep tech biological data company.
Adarma
Acted for Adarma, one of the largest independent cybersecurity services companies in the UK, on the Livingbridge-backed management buyout of the company.
Quickline
Acted for QCL Holdings in the private equity investment by Hardwood Capital.
Motor Fuel Group
Acted for executive management in the equity aspects of the secondary buyout of Motor Fuel Group (backed by Clayton Dubilier & Rice) and on the subsequent acquisition by Motor Fuel Group of MRH.
DeltaDNA
Acted for Scottish-based games analytics company DeltaDNA on all of its equity financing arrangements including the investments by Par Equity, Edge, STV and others and on the ultimate sale of the company to Unity Software.
TVSquared
Acted for TVSquared on its $6.5 million Series A funding round, its $8 million Series B funding round and its Series C funding round.
FanDuel
Acted for Scotland’s first tech unicorn FanDuel from incorporation on all of its equity and debt financings including its oversubscribed US$70 million D Series investment round (led by Shamrock Capital and NBC Sports) and its oversubscribed US$275 million Series E investment round (led by KKR, Shamrock, CapitalG and others) and, ultimately, acted on the sale of the company to PaddyPowerBetfair (now Flutter).
Bella & Duke
Acted for Bella & Duke Limited, a pet wellness brand and vendor of raw, unprocessed pet food, on its private equity investment round led by Mobeus.