Venture Capital

Latham & Watkins understands the unique needs of venture investors and emerging companies, and has experience in a wide range of financing structures, including seed rounds, bridge loans, mezzanine financings and PIPE transactions.

Why Latham

Whether a venture firm making an investment or an emerging company in need of funding, clients benefit from Latham's strong background and geographic diversity in the venture capital marketplace: the firm has relationships with many of the world's leading venture capital and private equity firms, has been involved in hundreds of private financing deals and has provided clients with creative solutions to meet their capital needs.

Latham has experience in private equity and fund formation and assists in the formation of venture capital and other funds, including some of the largest funds to date. The team regularly advises these funds with regards to their investments, as well as the full spectrum of securities, tax and regulatory issues typically associated with such transactions.

Emerging growth companies turn regularly to Latham, which has a particular focus on venture capital financing for start-up entities. The firm's lawyers have extensive experience in a wide range of financing structures, including angel investors and seed rounds, venture capital financings, bridge loans, mezzanine financings and PIPE transactions.

The team draws upon the international expertise from lawyers across various practice groups at Latham, including Capital Markets, Life Sciences, Venture and Technology, Mergers and Acquisitions and Company Representation, to assist clients with the complex financing needs of venture capital firms and their portfolio companies through their entire life cycle, from early stage venture financings to eventual exit financings. The firm also has experience with troubled portfolio companies and their special challenges.

With offices in key financial and technology markets in the United States, Europe and Asia, Latham is in an ideal position to assist with venture capital and other capital-raising transactions around the world. The strength of Latham's Venture Capital Practice ensures that clients have access to lawyers with the broadest experience, including the ability to tap into the vast experience of Latham's international network of practitioners.

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