Foot Anstey advises Rocksteady music school on strategic investment from Vespa Capital

Foot Anstey's Private Wealth sector team has advised the shareholders of Rocksteady Music School on a strategic investment from Vespa Capital.

This complex transaction required the Foot Anstey team to navigate numerous legal and commercial challenges within a limited timeframe.

The Foot Anstey team was led by Managing Associate Fergus Baker, with support from Solicitor Jack Harvey, Trainee Solicitor Giles Tidy, Partner Emma Earp, Trainee Solicitor Elizabeth Johnson, Managing Associate Nathalie Ingles, and Associate Kirsty Poulton.

Scott Monks, CEO at Rocksteady commented: " This partnership is about enabling many more children to experience the magic of playing in a Rocksteady band and the musical and social benefits that brings, so it was important that we worked with a highly ethical, down to earth and straight talking team. I was thoroughly impressed with the Foot Anstey team who skilfully and swiftly supported us through the process. "

Ken Lewins, Foot Anstey Partner and key client partner for Rocksteady commented: “We're proud to have supported Rocksteady Music School on this significant milestone. This transaction exemplifies the breadth of expertise across our Private Wealth sector and our team's ability to deliver for our clients. We wish Rocksteady continued success as it embarks on this exciting new chapter.”

Founded in 2007, Rocksteady provides music education services using technology solutions to primary schools and children. The company has scaled substantially in recent years and now operates nationally, delivering inclusive and progressive music education to tens of thousands of children in thousands of Primary Schools nationally. The Rocksteady Foundation also provides over £2m of free teaching every year to the most disadvantaged children in England alongside putting on hundreds of free events for charities across the UK.

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