bto solicitors - Corporate & Commercial Business Lawyers Glasgow Edinburgh Scotland

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Private Equity and FSMA

Raising finance from private equity investors and through private placements presents the directors, managers and owners of investee entities with specific and onerous legal challenges. 

We advise investors and investees on:

  • the interaction and requirements of the different FSMA regimes: collective investment schemes, financial promotions and the prospectus regime
  • the protections and other terms of the investment documentation
  • the interaction of such funding with debt finance, and with the financial incentives that are available in certain sectors that can raise state aid concerns

Early legal advice is essential to ensure that the proposed fundraising is conducted within the rules and that communications are properly controlled.

Contact: Scott Wyper, Partner / Jeremy Glen, Partner / Alastair Dunn, Partner / Emma Barclay, Partner / T. 0141 221 8012

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Contact BTO


  • 48 St. Vincent Street
  • Glasgow
  • G2 5HS
  • T:+44 (0)141 221 8012
  • F:+44 (0)141 221 7803


  • One Edinburgh Quay
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 9QG
  • T:+44 (0)131 222 2939
  • F:+44 (0)131 222 2949