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Nathan Guest

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VWV (Veale Wasbrough Vizards)

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Corporate Commercial and Charities




How Can Nathan Help You?

Nathan has spent approximately 20 years advising corporate clients on mergers and acquisitions, management buy outs and private equity and venture capital investments. He acts for UK and international companies, although the majority of his clients are entrepreneurs/founders, SMEs and management teams. Nathan is ideally placed to help you grow your business, assist with your exit, or help you raise private equity or venture capital funding.

Nathan also leads VWV's national Technology practice, which he founded in 2008. Recently judged by business publication, Corporate INTL, as the Emerging Companies Corporate Lawyer of the Year in England, Nathan acts for a significant number of tech start-ups (including University 'spin-outs'), scale-ups and other high-growth technology companies.

Meeting Your Needs

Nathan also regularly advises clients on more strategic matters, including how to prepare a business for equity investment or exit. Having a significant network of contacts, Nathan can also help you by introducing you to other businesses, professional advisers and key contacts who may be able to help you - whether in connection with an actual or potential transaction or ongoing commercial matters.

What Others Say

Chambers & Partners recommend Nathan as a key individual. Sources have commended him for his client service. Sources note that he has been “exceedingly helpful - the context has always been one of partnership rather than trying to sell services". The 2016-17 edition adds "Nathan Guest advises a range of owner-managed business and entrepreneurs or corporate transactions including M&A and private equity backed transactions. He has a market-recognised focus on the technology sector, and is praised by clients as 'enthusiastic and personable'. You know you can have a frank conversation with him without any ego getting in the way".

Legal 500 also recommend Nathan as a key individual, citing sources as saying that he is "an exceptional relationship builder".

"VWV advised [us] on the external investment. For all founders this is both an exciting and nerve-wracking process and the advice we received, led by Nathan Guest helped us know when to speak up on a point or indeed, leave the battle for another day. Nathan was also extremely useful in helping translate the jargon of the corporate finance world."
Technology founder

"Nathan and the team at VWV did a great job of supporting us through our first investment round, making what can be a daunting process seamless and efficient. The wider team of specialists at VWV were on hand to address specific areas while Nathan kept us fully appraised of developments, closing the deal on schedule and with the minimum of fuss."
Dom Beaven, Co-founder and CEO of Prezola Limited


Nathan is a member of our Energy law team.

South West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Bristol

Within: Corporate and commercial: Bristol

VWV’s clients praise the corporate and commercial group’s ‘straightforward pricing’ and ‘sound industry knowledge’, but note in particular the ‘feeling of comfort and trust in the firm’s advice’. Fielding dedicated corporate and commercial teams headed by Robert Collier and Doug Locke, respectively, the group has been increasingly active for start-up and tech businesses and has been involved in a number of transactions with inbound foreign investors. In one of the group’s highlight transactions, Nathan Guest advised the shareholders of an internationally active technology company on the £55m sale of their shareholding. Solicitor Katie Hanson acted for Bath-based e-commerce company Prezola in relation to a £3m investment by the Business Growth Fund. The team remains active in the education and healthcare sectors and Edward Rimmell assists North Somerset Council with its outsourcing of statutory and non-statutory education services. Oliver Pool and Andrew Gallie were made partners in the commercial team, and Jos Moule is a recommended corporate partner.

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