Private equity

The private equity market endures through the toughest of economic times. Investor appetite is strong, funds are at the ready and high-growth businesses are in prime shape for expansion.

Whether you are an investor looking for a high-growth opportunity or a scale-up looking to raise funds, Moore Kingston Smith supports businesses from a wide range of sectors, such as technology, media and marketing services and renewables. Working with prominent deal-doers and innovative brands, we orchestrate deals to the tune of £250 million on average per year.

We have our finger on the industry’s pulse and are regularly engaged to speak at conferences, workshops and seminars. Our quarterly Growth Capital Update report is relied on by the industry for deal comparison, count and size. It analyses transactions by UK-based companies that involve the issue of less than 50% of equity share capital to third parties and funds raised of between £1 million and £20 million.

Crucially, we get that chemistry between investor and investee is an essential component of a successful transaction. We connect you with like-minded parties on the opposite side of the deal because we understand what you both want.

Follow the links below for more information on private equity, or contact us.

Choosing the right investment
Finding the best funder


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Paul Winterflood

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Choosing the right investment

As an investor, you are always looking to maximise the value of your portfolio. You want your adviser to help you identify the type of business your funds are looking to back – it needs to be a scalable platform underpinned by a high-quality core proposition.

Our full-service team includes corporate finance, tax, HR and legal experts and we have a far-reaching network of specialist advisers we can bring in as needed. We manage the due diligence process, our M&A tax team will provide tax and structuring advice to you and your shareholders, and we negotiate key terms. If you need to secure a loan to fund your acquisitions, we can help you with this as well.

Additionally, we conduct robust audits using the latest and most innovative technology, giving you a clear picture of how your investments are performing.

Finding the best funder

You are an ambitious entrepreneurial business with revenues in excess of £1 million and plans for significant growth. The majority of investors we speak to have capital ready to deploy. Obtaining their backing validates your proposition and enables you to scale significantly.

You have raised cash from savings, family and friends, crowd funding, angels and venture capital. Now you are really motoring and need growth funding, such as Series A investment, to accelerate your development or expand your international presence.

We know what investors want so can help you identify interested parties. Not only that, we can get your business into its best shape. Developing your investment proposition, structuring your business plan, reviewing management team structures and staff incentives, exploring current and past R&D opportunities, building your pitch and negotiating your best terms are all crucial to securing funds.

If you already have private equity funding from your investor of choice and need to restructure to meet the terms and conditions of your funding agreement, we handle this, too.

Additionally, if you are expanding into new territories, you can take advantage of our membership of the Moore Global Network, which has a presence in 110 countries.

We are delighted to have completed this investment into Influencer… the Moore Kingston Smith team provided critical support throughout the funding process – from setting up this successful partnership to streamlining the process at every stage.

Managing Director, Puma Private Equity