Emerging Growth / Venture Capital

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Reed Smith is a leading global law firm, representing both emerging-growth companies and the individuals and institutions that finance them.  Our Emerging Growth/Venture Capital attorneys understand the dynamics of innovative businesses in rapidly expanding markets around the world, and the objectives of the investors providing capital to fuel that growth. 

Our global platform and worldwide network of contacts allows our attorneys to provide our emerging-company clients with targeted referrals to appropriate sources of financing, potential strategic partners or even acquisition targets.  Those referrals, combined with our advice on financing strategies, can make the difference in our emerging-company clients obtaining the capital needed to fund future growth and technology development. 
We represent industry-leading companies, both privately held and publicly traded, in a wide range of industry verticals, including clean technology, energy, life sciences, medical devices, digital media, cloud computing, e-commerce, information technology, retail, and financial services, just to name a few.  We also represent top venture capital, private equity and sovereign wealth funds across the globe, as well as well-known angel investors. 

Our global platform and full-service practice allows Reed Smith to serve clients in every aspect of their business, with our EG/VC attorneys often serving as outside general counsel and trusted advisors to our clients' executive management team and board, which allows us to maximize our ability to deliver superior client service.  In addition, our firmwide focus on building deep relationships with clients results in seamless execution across both geographic and practice group lines in our global platform.  As a result, we provide clients with unmatched responsiveness, and practical, cost-effective legal advice on virtually every type of transaction, from formation and initial funding, to initial public offerings and mergers, and beyond.