Areas of expertise
Venture capital schemes: seed enterprise investment scheme (SEIS), enterprise investment scheme (EIS), venture capital trusts (VCTs); tax advice on M&A transactions, reorganisations, flotations.
Adrian heads up Smith & Williamson’s private equity/venture capital tax team and specialises in providing tax advice on SEIS, EIS and VCTs.
He has advised on tax matters in relation to numerous corporate transactions, including M&A, reorganisations and flotations for public and private companies.
His clients are primarily focused in the private equity, financial services, media and technology sectors, and range from quoted companies to start-up businesses.
- Advised on sale of publishing business for £150million.
- Advised on sale of online travel business for £55million.
- Runner-up for Best SEIS/EIS Tax Adviser at the EIS Association Awards for 2009-2011 and for 2013-14.
- Member of the EIS Association Tax & Technical committee, which regularly consults with HMRC and HM Treasury on the operation of the venture capital schemes and on draft legislation.
Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT).