Access Capital Partners

Advising Access Capital Partners from both of MJ Hudson’s London and Paris offices on: their primary investments into various European private equity funds; and the co-investment by two Access entities in a follow-on investment made by a European mid-market private equity fund.

Adams Street Partners

Advice in relation to the investment by Adams Street Partners in a European private equity fund.

Adveq Management

Co-investment into a portfolio asset held by a European private equity fund

Annabel Schild

Advising the Annabel Schild family office in relation to a range of venture investments and divestments.

Backed VC

Advising Backed VC, a new London-based venture capital fund management business, on both: the establishment of a new community-driven €30 million pan-European seed-stage fund; and the investment by the fund into several portfolio companies, including Dispatchr (a predictive workforce management system), Unmade (a knitwear design platform), Lystable (a freelancer management system), and Tech Will Save Us (a children’s electronic kits manufacturer).

Capital Dynamics

Advising Capital Dynamics on the disposal of a large portfolio of European and U.S. private equity fund interests.

Entrepreneur First

Advising Entrepreneur First on the establishment of their second fund focused on pre-seed investment for talented technology graduates across Asia.

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Advising on the establishment of Entrepreneur First Next Stage LP, a venture capital fund launched to invest in alumni companies which have graduated from the EF Programme, which closed in September 2016 with commitments of £40m (from investors including British Business Bank).

Evolution Equity Partners / White Star Capital

Advising Evolution Equity and White Star Capital in their Series A Investment into Dice FM Ltd, a music ticketing platform business.

Family Office

Advice in relation to the fund investment by a European family office into a U.S. cannabis fund.

Kimura Capital

Advising Kimura Capital on the establishment of a Cayman Islands domiciled fund providing commodity trade finance for SME businessess.

Montana Capital Partners

Advising Montana Capital Partners on various secondary transactions relating to the acquisition of interests in European and U.S. private equity funds.

Volpi Capital

Advising Volpi Capital, a new London-based asset management firm, on: the establishment of a new buyout fund; and the establishment of a co-investment vehicle with Keyhaven Capital, to invest in a UK-based company servicing the healthcare sector.

Westbeck Capital Management

Advising the founders of Westbeck Capital Management, a London-based asset management firm, on the establishment of Westbeck Energy Opportunity Fund, a hedge fund focussed on the oil and gas sector.

WhereIsMyTransport

Advice in relation to the successful pre-launch close of its seed funding round, raising c. £1.16 million from Goodwell Investments and the Omidyar Network, with a further target fundraise of £1 million to follow later this year. The second closing of this round is now open.

Deal Log is produced by MJ Hudson  |  LAW and includes fund launches, transactions and similar activity that has been worked on by MJ Hudson. We provide expert legal advice to fund managers and investors, as well as participants in private equity, venture capital and M&A transactions. We work across the full spectrum of private markets and beyond, with a focus on alternatives and asset management. Clients praise our entrepreneurial approach, commercial outlook and dedication to helping our clients achieve their objectives, regardless of the obstacles.