Crowdcube’s Merger With Seedrs

Bird & Birds acted for Crowdcube on the deal.

The transaction is expected to accelerate the two companies’ plans to create the world’s largest private equity marketplace and further “democratise” equity investment.

By joining forces, thousands of ambitious fast-growth businesses and millions of investors will be able to benefit from the best expertise, services and returns offered by Crowdcube’s and Seedrs’ investment platforms. The combined company aims to deliver new innovations and products that will make it significantly easier, more affordable and valuable for ambitious businesses to raise growth finance, and investors will have an even greater selection of investment opportunities with richer investment tools.

The team, led by Simon Allport (Picture – Partner, Corporate) are advising Crowdcube on all aspects of the transaction. Simon is assisted by Hannah Fletcher (Associate, Corporate). The wider team includes Colin Kendon (Partner, EIB), Elizabeth Lang (Partner, Employment), Simon Gough (Legal Director, Tax), Andrew Rink (Associate, Tax), Gavin Punia (Senior Associate, Financial Services), Richard Eccles (Consultant, Competition) and Ariane le Strat (Associate, Competition).

Involved fees earner: Simon Allport – Bird & Bird; Hannah Fletcher – Bird & Bird; Simon Gough – Bird & Bird; Colin Kendon – Bird & Bird; Elizabeth Lang – Bird & Bird; Ariane le Strat – Bird & Bird; Gavin Punia – Bird & Bird; Andrew Rink – Bird & Bird;

Law Firms: Bird & Bird;

Clients: Crowdcube Limited ;