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Wright Johnston & Mackenzie LLP is an independent legal firm with offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness.           

Organisation Description

We are proud to be an organisation that has the following values, defining who we are and what we stand for.

 

Our vision is to be among the market leaders in everything we do. A simple but audacious vision that motivates all of us.

 

Services

Our advice covers all aspects of private equity/angel investment, including:

 

Our pragmatic style means we operate a “no nonsense, no surprises” approach to fees.

 

Our team is vastly experienced in private equity work but don’t just take our word for it. Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession confirmed that:

 

 

Recent Private Equity deals include:

 

For Symbiosis Pharmaceuticals Limited

£3m equity investment from private individuals and the Scottish Venture Fund

 

For Sophia Search Limited

Negotiated £650k investment and licence of IPR from Ulster University and St Petersburg State University (search database software)

 

For BNP Paribas Cleantech Fund:

Options to acquire 4 SPV’s (onshore wind) – price aggregate. £27.5M

 

For EDP Investments:

£7m equity/debt investment in CSTG (design and manufacture of smart chips)

 

For Scotrenewables Tidal Power Limited:

£6m milestone investment by Bonheur/Ganger Rolf (Norwegian). £6m invested to date in tidal energy turbine project.

 

For Proven Engineering Limited:

£8m equity/debt investment by Low Carbon Accelerator (design and manufacture of small wind turbines)

 

For Novotech Investment Limited:

Arranged £500,000 in Searchbolt Limited by Portfolio Productions of Dubai (web search software)

 

For Epona Technology Limited

Spin out from Aberdeen University of the “dram” technology which is a waste water purification system

 

For Equity Gap Limited:

The formation of a new business angel group. Investments into Tayside Flow and Spinsight

 

Contact Details

 

The WJM Private Equity Team

Ken Long
Ken has many years experience in private equity work and is described by the independent Chambers Client’s Guide to the Legal Profession as “a sensible, pragmatic lawyer who offers tailor-made advice.”Ken always seeks to achieve a “win – win” solution between the private equity investor and the business seeking investment. His practical streak means he strives to find solutions to all those niggly issues which arise in transactions and can, if mismanaged, become deal breakers rather than deal makers.His philosophy is to advise clients so they have a clear understanding of the path to completing the transaction and what should and should not be conceded. He is a partner in WJM’s Corporate Group.Email: kbl@wjm.co.uk   Tel: 0131 225 5660
David Milne
David works with Ken Long on private equity transactions.He is currently seconded to LINC Scotland, working for Nelson Gray’s good practice group and producing a guidebook to forming business angel groups and syndicates.Email: dmm@wjm.co.uk   Tel: 0131 225 5660
Susan Hoyle
Susan is a vastly experienced corporate tax lawyer who works with private equity investors and business angel syndicates during transactions to ensure that tax positions are maximised.  She is experienced in all types of corporate and commercial transactions.Susan is rated highly by her clients: in Chambers Client Guide to the Legal Profession: Susan is rated in the top category in Scotland for corporate tax advice. A partner in WJM, she heads up the Tax Team.Email: sjh@wjm.co.uk   Tel: 0141 248 3434
Angus MacLeod
Angus is an experienced corporate lawyer with a specialism in intellectual property (IP). He advises clients on the existence, exploitation and enforcement of IP and commercial rights in a wide range of different sectors. In 2008 he was named as Scotland’s “IP & IT Lawyer of the Year.”A partner in WJM since 2005, Angus is based in Inverness and leads WJM’s practice in the Highlands & Islands.Email: agm@wjm.co.uk    Tel: 01463 250011

www.wjm.co.uk

 Edinburgh:        18 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4DF                 Tel: 0131 225 5660

 Glasgow:          302 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5RZ                      Tel: 0141 248 3434

Inverness:         Kintail House, Beechwood Park, Inverness IV2 3BW    Tel: 01463 250011