champions of the Impact Economy, social finance has been close to our hearts
for over two decades.
If you’re thinking of
making a social investment, or if you’re a civil society organisation or
purposeful business raising finance, we can help.
We have a deep
understanding of the issues faced by those seeking to make – or raise –
investments which not only provide a financial return, but create positive
value for society as well.
Most social finance
transactions call for a tailor-made approach, to honour the integrity and
social purpose of the organisation receiving investment. Our advice centres
We don’t just advise on the law in this field, we shape policy
and the most significant developments around it. We made the argument for the
creation of the statutory social investment power for charities, worked with
Government on the design of social investment tax relief, and structured key
institutions such as Big Society Capital, Social Finance and Charity Bank.
How we help
If you’re an investor, an intermediary or a civil society organisation looking for advice on your social investment activities, we can give practical, bespoke advice.
We can support you in
structuring and documenting the whole spectrum of social finance transactions
and activities. This includes investments in the form of loans (secured and
unsecured, senior or subordinated), equity, quasi-equity (including revenue
participation and royalties), investment funds, crowdfunding and others.
We can also support you in navigating through the legal and
regulatory issues that may arise from your investment, including charity law
issues, FCA regulatory considerations and related constitutional and governance