CMS is proud to have been named 'Best Legal Team for Early Stage Deals' at the coveted UKBAA Angel Investment Awards 2019, held in London.
This award recognises the law firm that has made the most significant impact during the past year, both through actively supporting angel and early stage investment deals and bringing real added value to the investment process.
CMS was commended for its long and consistent track record advising on early stage investment deals, and strong commitment to supporting the start-up community through the its CMS equIP programme, which this year expanded its coverage to 20 countries and is the only international programme driven by a law firm that focuses on the nurturing of high growth businesses. Over the last 12 months, the team has continued to consolidate its market leading position, advising some of the brightest names across the industry, and leading on significant funding rounds for the likes of AppyParking, Advance Venture Partners, Brighteye Ventures, BrickVest, Hoop, Lyst, Nextday Property and Smedvig Capital.
The UKBAA Angel Investment Awards celebrate the UK’s standout angels, crowdfunders, early-stage VC’s and the innovators they back. Hundreds of applications were reviewed by over 40 leading judges to select the very best from across the UK’s investment ecosystem with winners in the 15 categories being announced at the Gala Awards Dinner.