Impact Investors

Seeking more than financial return

We’re proud to work with investors and intermediaries who deploy capital in pursuit of positive social returns alongside profitability. We work to support institutional investors, banks and impact funds, private equity and venture capital funds, foundations and individuals, and we’re panel lawyers for several of the UK’s leading sustainable and impact finance institutions. This gives us a deep understanding of the variety and challenges in impact investment.

We have a long-standing commitment to growing the impact investment landscape, through shaping policy and some of the most significant developments in the impact investment sector. For example, we worked with Government on the design of social investment tax relief, and have structured key institutions such as Big Society Capital.

How we help

We have a strong track record of advising on impact investment transactions for investees and investors. This gives us a rounded understanding of both commercial and social motivations, and our advice is tailored to the drivers of the client and each investment, to help preserve the integrity of the investment outcomes.

We can:

  • support you in structuring and documenting the whole spectrum of sustainable finance and impact investment transactions and activities (including investment as loans (secured and unsecured, senior or subordinated), equity, quasi-equity (including revenue participation and royalties), investment funds, and more)
  • help you navigate the legal and regulatory issues that may arise, including FCA regulatory considerations and related constitutional and governance issues
  • advise you at the outset on defining investment parameters and decision-making criteria, to help you amplify impact, and then evaluate the financial and social impacts of your investment.