Improving Access to Growth Capital

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The thriving ecosystem of startups and scale-ups has catalyzed investment in technology and emerging trends, serving as focal points for collaboration and deal flow in high-growth sectors.

With ample opportunities for investors to support the growth and innovation of companies, we will be looking at the current trends in growth capital – including internationally – and measures that are being taken or need to be taken to improve access to growth capital.

Why Choose Squire Patton Boggs Lawyers to Support Your Growth?

Our specialist lawyers, working across venture capital; private equity; capital markets; intellectual property; employment and incentives; data protection; commercial; and regulatory, support all stages of growth to enable successful decision making at every step.

Our knowledge of issues at later stages of funding and exits – including on complex cross-border transactions – helps to frame the structure that should be built from the start, and to preempt due diligence processes. We have global offices with international reach; like technology, we work without boundaries.

Growth Journey Diagram

Our Team

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Andrea Cropley

Andrea Cropley has nearly 30 years' experience as a corporate finance lawyer.

Her experience includes, advising on M&A including the disposal of fund interests, venture capital and private equity. Her clients range from founders and growth companies to large international corporate and financial institutions, including VC and PE funds both UK-based and overseas.

She has a particular focus on growth capital transactions in the tech and biotech sectors, acting for institutional funds and companies/founders in relation to investment and acquisition and disposal processes. She has taken many companies from seed investment through various funding rounds including Series A and B and eventual Exits by sale or IPO.

Andrea has experience of acting on multiple fund investments and with overseas funds, including US tech funds.

"Andrea Cropley is always on top of the detail, as well as the big issues and gives pragmatic and practical advice."
The Legal 500 UK

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Hannah Crosland

Hannah Crosland is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group working with main market and AIM-listed clients. Hannah advises on a variety of national and international transactions, has experience in equity capital markets, private mergers and acquisitions, complex company reorganisations and private equity transactions, and regularly advises on corporate governance matters.

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Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson has specialised in financial services matters for over 20 years. His particular expertise covers a range of retail and wholesale financial services businesses, including clients from the banking, investment management, insurance, building society, broker dealer and IFA sectors, as well as intermediaries in the energy, investment and insurance sectors.

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Joshua Lodge

Joshua Lodge is a senior associate in the Corporate Practice Group based in Leeds. Joshua has experience advising on mergers and acquisitions, group reorganisations and restructurings, corporate governance and equity finance.

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Maxwell Devine

Maxwell Devine is an associate within the Corporate Practice in Leeds. Maxwell previously worked within an in-house team for a 400-plus person business, covering a diverse spectrum of corporate, commercial, property and employment issues. His work included clients from a variety of sectors, including Premier League football clubs, private companies and publicly listed companies.

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