Ashurst advises Vauban on its acquisition by Carta

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    Vauban is a UK-based tech platform that provides venture capital fund managers with everything they need to raise a fund and invest capital quickly, make investing in start-ups faster, easier and more accessible by building the infrastructure needed to deploy capital. 

    Carta is a US-based ownership and equity management platform, that specialises in capitalisation table management and valuation software.

    The acquisition will result in the integration of the Vauban fund establishment platform into the existing Carta business offering. 

    This will provide Vauban with the capitalisation required to expand its existing product offerings and develop new products and will make it easier for investors to back entrepreneurs globally through supporting them on every step of their journey.  This supports the overarching aim to make venture capital more inclusive for investors, from their first $100k SPV to operating a billion-dollar venture fund.

    The Ashurst team was led by corporate tech M&A partner Jonathan Cohen supported by senior associates Dillon Fuzi and Shaz Ali and associate Calum Thornton.