Overview

Our BScale team is drawn from across our business and includes senior lawyers from each of our core practice areas with a particular focus on supporting high growth businesses in the technology sector.

Our BScale platform:

  • supports high-growth businesses through the sharing of knowledge and, through the BScale Document Generator, the provision of required legal documentation free of charge;
  • provides high-quality legal advice at a price point that is realistic for early stage businesses; and
  • ultimately, enables us to build lasting and strategic relationships with the most exciting and innovative technology companies and their investors.

Our team has the capability, experience, strategic insight and commerciality to grow with you from inception to exit. We have the depth of knowledge and flexibility to work with you through mission critical funding rounds, the inevitable regulatory, tax, employment and commercial challenges that come with scaling your technology business and the expertise that you will need to protect the value that you have created when the time comes to exit.

BScale clients will also have the benefit of our extensive contacts and deep relationships with the key players and institutional investors operating within our core sectors.

Areas of focus

Our experienced BScale team has the following expertise:

  • Early stage, venture capital, growth capital, development capital and venture debt transactions
  • Tax structuring (including EIS and SEIS advice)
  • Incentive arrangements (including EMI options)
  • Shareholder and constitutional arrangements
  • Intellectual property and technology transfer arrangements (including new and emerging technologies)
  • Data protection and cyber security 
  • Employment
  • Private wealth

These technologies are coming together to deliver innovative and flexible models which are revolutionising the way technology is delivered and consumed.

Our on-demand webinar 'Tech Growth UK - Planning to launch a tech company in the UK?' with the Department for International Trade, Rochester PR and JMB Partnership includes practical advice to support your UK market entry from a range of experts, company founders and venture capital firms. Alex Lloyd, a director in our Corporate team, explains the advantages and disadvantages of incorporating a UK subsidiary vs establishing a branch of your overseas parent company. If you need legal advice to support your UK market entry please contact our UK Investment Launchpad team.

Experience

Advised Innovate UK on the establishment and corporate governance of Innovate UK Loans Limited.

Advising Bristol and Bath Regional Capital on the establishment of a social investment fund for regional investment in Bristol.

Advising the UKs fastest growing digital retirement platform, Embark Group throughout its growth including multiple acquisitions, key strategic partnerships and joint ventures and fundraisings (most recently the raising of circa £90m of capital from significant institutional investors including Blackrock, Legg Mason, Merian Chrysalis and Franklin Templeton) and in relation to the recently announced exit to Lloyds Banking Group for c. £390m.

Advised Legatics on its recent growth financing investment from Mobeus.

Advised Callens Lenz on its recent growth financing investment from Foresight.

Advised for Parsley Box on two funding rounds including the £3m equity investment by Mobeus.

Advising venture backed health tech business PlaqueTec Limited in relation to multiple fundraisings and corporate governance matters.

Advising Play Sports Network Limited on a series of funding rounds enabling the company to develop its rapidly growing YouTube sports channel, including most recently on the investment into the group by Discovery.

Advising shareholders of the Shepherds Friendly Society in connection with an investment by Mavern Capital Partners and NVM Private Equity.

Advising payment services start-up Ordo (Smart Request Company Limited) in relation to an investment to NBS Ventures Limited (the venture arm of Nationwide Building Society).

Advised battery storage and electric transport business Zenobe Energy on all aspects of the development of the business through from it being an idea of the three founders to it becoming a significant business of 30-plus employees.

Advised India-focused financial serviced business Reevoy Capital on Its seed funding round.

Advised BGF in relation to multiple investments including most recently in relation to its investment into OffPiste Wines Limited.

Advised Scottish Enterprise on its follow on equity investments into various technology companies including SnapDragon Monitoring Limited, Neurocentrx Pharma Limited and Instastock Limited alongside established venture capital investors such as Equity Gap and Gabriel Investments.

Advising Fern Trading Limited (advised by Octopus) in relation to the acquisition of multiple fibre to the premises installation companies, including the provision of up over £400m of further funding.

Advising US based venture fund CRE Ventures on its series seed investment into African focused health tech business, Baobab Circle.

Advising German-listed corporate Infineon on its series D investment in XMOS Limited, a leading supplier of voice & audio solutions.

Advised Osaka Gas in relation to its strategic investment into challenger energy supplier, Igloo Energy.

Advised Tiger Infrastructure Partners on its investment in Stellium Data Centres (operator of one of the largest purpose built data centres in the UK).

Advising venture capital fund Ipex Capital on all aspects of its fund formation, governance and investments.

Advising a consortium of UK and International investors in relation to National Security Tech Company Excession Technologies Series A fundraising and subsequent fundraisings.

Advising Nutritics on a strategic technology licensing agreement with a major customer and its recent acquisition of Ten Kites Limited.

Advising multiple early-stage technology companies on technology licensing and data issues.

Meet the team
Alex-Lloyd

Alex Lloyd Director

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital
A photo of David Varney

David Varney Director

  • Data Protection and Cybersecurity
  • Technology and Communications
  • Outsourcing
 
Mark Shepherd

Mark Shepherd Partner

  • Head of Private Equity
  • Corporate
  • Healthcare
Danny Lee

Danny Lee Partner

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Joint Ventures

What others say...

We have worked closely with Burges Salmon for several years and they have proven themselves as a valuable business partner to us during this period of rapid growth. They have helped us navigate new investment sectors as well as providing support, firepower and expertise in more established areas of our business.
Ed Fellows, Investment Director at Octopus

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