Ian Scott is a solicitor advising on corporate and commercial transactions, with a particular expertise in establishing, raising funds for and merging venture capital trusts in both legal adviser and sponsor roles.
Ian uses specialist sector knowledge to deliver a responsive, commercially driven and cost effective service to his clients.
Ian acts on a range of company and commercial matters for public and private companies, and entrepreneurs. This includes advising on corporate finance, private fundraisings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, court supervised capital reductions, general corporate and commercial transactions, and company law.
Ian has considerable experience working with venture capital trusts (VCTs) both in a legal capacity and on sponsor services through Howard Kennedy Corporate Services LLP.
As well as advising established VCTs on their fundraisings and other corporate matters, Ian also supports investment managers on the establishment of new VCTs and their initial fundraisings. He also acts for new or existing investment managers taking over the investment mandates of existing VCTs from other managers.
Ian advises on domestic and international M&A transactions, including acting for individual sellers and corporate groups on the purchase and sale of UK companies to foreign corporations (both to trade buyers and private equity backed entities).