Private Equity and Venture Capital
Taylor English’s Private Equity and Venture Capital team represents both investors and issuers in a variety of capital stacks, including seed and early-stage, growth and emerging, venture capital and private equity. We are a team of seasoned transaction specialists who have closed hundreds of deals in a variety of industries.
Our Clients include:
Investors: We represent wealthy individuals, family offices, angel groups, VC and PE funds in private and institutional investment transactions including new fund formation, capitalization, and fund management activities. We combine our seasoned transaction and due diligence teams (which include specialists in tax, ERISA, securities and regulatory compliance) with specialists from our trade groups to provide industry-specific experience to our investor clients.
Issuers: Private Company issuers rely on us to help them structure and close capital raises and private placements of debt and equity (or combined) financing. We understand the capital needs of growing companies. Our team has expertise in working with founders to structure early stage investments, and with mature companies seeking growth capital, strategic partnerships, roll-up transactions, private and public sale exits.
Portfolio Companies: Our Portfolio Company Team includes seasoned former general counsel with industry experience, regulatory and compliance specialists, and M&A lawyers to assist with strategic growth opportunities. This team partners with members of the investment transaction team to ensure smooth integration and to provide critical support to management post acquisition.
Represented an investor in a $2.5 million recapitalization involving the amendment of existing preferred stock terms, the purchase of additional shares, and the acquisition of trust preferred securities from a CDO pool. The transaction improved the issuer’s capital structure and enhanced the value of the investor’s existing equity investment.