Alexandra Watson
Posted on 1 Dec 2017

Michelmores' client, Downing Crowd, wins at Growth Investor Awards 2017

Congratulations to our client, Downing Crowd, for winning Best Investment Platform at the Growth Investor Awards 2017.

Downing Crowd is an investment platform that connects private investors with UK businesses that make a difference, including renewable energy, care homes, health clubs, and children's nurseries.

So far, Downing has raised over £40m and has paid back over £16m of capital to investors and £1m interest.

Michelmores' Business team advised Downing LLP on the launch of the crowdfunding platform in March 2016. The relationship with Downing LLP has included advising on numerous investments in energy projects, most recently on the sale of Vulcan Renewables.

Alexandra Watson, lead Partner on the Downing Crowd launch, commented:

"Congratulations to Downing Crowd on winning the Best Investment Platform. This is an outstanding achievement and very much deserved. Since their launch last year they have become an industry leader in their approach to crowdfunding. We are delighted that the platform has achieved this recognition as it has been at the forefront of aiming for higher standards of transparency and due diligence across the crowd funding landscape."

Downing LLP is headquartered in London and since its launch in 1986 has raised over £1.7bn from some 35,000 investors.