The story of Galayev&Co

When we consider using a new service we may take confidence from its story – and the answers it reveals. How did it start? Do its objectives follow a clear narrative? Who are the main characters? Is a distinct resolution likely?

In the beginning

Company founder, Stepan Galayev identified the growing demand for advisory services in the angel investment community while working on the investment portfolio of renowned UK angel investor – Nick Jenkins. After several years of deep-diving in the venture capital environment, he saw an opportunity to build a consultancy firm that would cater to individuals and institutions with similar business ethics, and the strong belief that investing in young ventures can deliver both social and economic returns.

Other favourable factors played an important role in supporting his decision at the time to start an advisory firm: Government policies and the drive for entrepreneurship, the growing number of family offices and wealthy individuals who wanted to invest in young ventures and support them – along with luck, resourcefulness and the good nature of key people along the way.

Expertise at every step of the journey

Today, Galayev & Co is a trusted service provider to prominent angel investors, wealthy families, venture capital and private equity funds. Our range of services support the investment journey from due diligence to exit and we aim to help improve effectiveness at every stage of a deal.

We help to examine the critical aspects of private equity and venture capital management, such as negotiation strategy, organisational structure and portfolio management. We adapt and invent to meet unprecedented investment challenges, find new pathways to significant growth, and increase returns on invested capital.

How we can help you

If you wish to refine your deal-making approach, enhance your investment expertise and seize fleeting opportunities we can help. Whether you hold a portfolio of non-listed private equity investments, are looking to execute your first deal or would like to learn more about SEIS/EIS, venture capital or angel investments – we can advise. Our services and focus – in any sector – is on growing companies that have under £5 million in revenue per annum.

Every year: we go through 300 business plans, execute over 50 full due-diligence projects, and support completion of over 20 deals. We believe that we know young ventures well.