Getting investment is complex
Raising capital is a crucial step in many startups’ life-cycle. It is no easy task to get investment in the first place, and when you do; the way you go about raising has enormous long-term implications for your business. If you don’t implement the correct company structure, or if you agree to poorly drafted terms, this can have disastrous implications in terms of control of your business and the way you can run your business in the future.
Getting it wrong can cause serious problems
Failing to implement the right arrangement for your circumstances (with tight, bullet-proof terms) can come back to bite you. At its core, investment problems stem from poorly executed shareholder agreements, term sheets and subscription deeds. Without a qualified lawyer carefully pinpointing where there are discrepancies, and where there is wiggle-room for negotiation, you run the risk of agreeing to unfair terms and sitting idle due to drawn-out misunderstandings and tense negotiations. Loss of control, poorly defined payment milestones, investor fall-outs, disputes around rights and excessive warranties can create disputes down the line, inhibit a company’s growth and its chance of raising again in the future. If done correctly, securing investment is the perfect kindle to your company’s fire. If done incorrectly, you may be left with nothing but ash.
Let your business soar, hiccup-free
Our investment package is specifically designed to cover your key capital raising needs. In our experience, most businesses need the following documents in order to ensure they are adequately protected when raising capital:
- A term sheet to kickstart the raise and reach an agreement on the key commercial terms of the deal (thus minimising disputes on the commercials later on in the negotiation process)
- A subscription deed to set out more comprehensive terms of the investment and ensure the company and founders are not providing excessive warranties or promises to the investors
- A shareholders agreement to provide for the future governance of the business, with careful consideration of the ongoing rights and obligations of both founders and investors
Sort out your structure and critical documents now, so that you can confidently seek investment and grow rapidly.
Frequently asked questions
Can I do this myself?
Are your documents automatically generated?
Is the price a fixed-fee?
Can I speak or meet with a lawyer, and will this cost extra?
What if I need this urgently?
This package doesn’t suit me, can I create my own one?
What if the document or advice I need isn’t on the website?
The Basic Investment Package
- Unlimited contact us via phone or email*
- Legal health check
- Term sheet
- Shareholders agreement
- Subscription deed
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