Business angels are proving to be an increasingly popular way for companies to raise capital.
Combining funding with personal contact, guidance and mentorship, business angel investments can set many businesses on the path to success.
For early stage or start-up companies in particular, business angels can prove to be the difference between a venture flourishing and one failing.
However, business angel investments do come with consequences for any company – when will the investor want their money back? How much say do they want to have in the running of the business? Will they take the company into a direction which doesn’t suit your plans? What happens if the relationship between investor and management breaks down? All things to be discussed and clarified at the outset.
Our experienced corporate team has advised on a wide range of business angel transactions involving companies in a variety of different sectors, from software and technology businesses to manufacturers and retailers.
We can help you to focus on the important issues for you and your business and deal confidently in negotiations with potential backers.
Since we have also advised business angels themselves, we can offer a valuable perspective on any transaction and provide guidance which is grounded in real-world experience.
Tax often has a significant effect on the size and structure and case of raising business angel funding. Our tax team have extensive experience of the issues business angels will have and how best to deal with these to ensure you get the funding you want on terms that are acceptable to you.
And thanks to our extensive links within the business and financial communities, and our own clients, we may be able to help you access a wider spectrum of potential investors.
For more details on how we can help, please get in touch.