Lizette trained at Osborne Clarke and joined the FIG team on qualification in March 2015, specialising in investment funds with significant experience in advising venture capital funds.
Lizette advises on a range of investment fund and financial regulatory matters affecting investment/fund managers and investors, with a particular focus on venture capital. She works with various well-known VC clients, including Notion Capital, MMC Ventures and Passion Capital, and with Foresight Group and Nordic real estate specialist Niam AB.
Lizette assists with the formation of venture capital/private equity and real estate funds and their ongoing management, and advises a variety of investors, including the BAE Pension Schemes and LGPS, with their proposed fund investments and segregated mandates.
Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world
I sit on our local Bristol pro-bono/CSR committee, and look to help with Osborne Clarke's efforts to provide pro-bono legal assistance and other volunteering work within the wider community.
Assisted with the launch of both Notion's fourth private equity fund, which raised in total c.£135 million (above its original £125 million target) and focuses on the enterprise information technology market.
Assisted with the launch of Niam's seventh Scandinavian real estate fund, which achieved its target fund size of €1.1 billion with institutional investors across Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East.
Assisted with the first closing of Foresight Regional Investment III, their latest regional private equity fund, with £65 million capital committed by Greater Manchester Pension Fund with support from other LGPS.
Big Society Capital
Acted for Big Society Capital, the UK's leading social impact investor, pro bono on its investment in The Women in Safe Homes Fund, believed to be the world's first gender-lens property fund, and have also advised several charitable foundations/trusts on their investments in the same fund.