Private equity, VC funding, angel investing was an informal source of funding utilized by entrepreneurs who found wealthy individuals to back their projects. This informal method of financing became an industry in the late 1970s and early 1980s when a number of private equity firms were founded. As is expected regulations came into play to oversee such entities especially once they wanted to tap the capital markets.
It is a much faster and cheaper process for entities which are too small to qualify for traditional acquisition financing and have yet not reached the stage where they can tap the capital market. It has therefore become the ideal investment route for smaller entities seeking to start up, expand and even buy into a business or contemplate a management buyout.
We can advise you on the process of seeking appropriate private equity – whether this is from wealthy individuals (business angels) or from private equity houses. Our links with a range of professional advisers and private equity providers in this area will enable us to connect you to the people you need to speak to.
We are well versed in negotiations, in identifying the key clauses in the term sheets and drafting SPAs. We provide access to liquidity at terms which are a win win for all parties.