Capital Raising and Start-Up Financing

Corporate and commercial law

Achieving successful commercial objectives involves collaborating with lawyers who understand your business, your commercial environment and your expectations for the future. Your lawyer should act as your business partner, offering advice to help you make better business decisions.

This requires people who can explain complex situations in plain English, provide dependable and accurate information, anticipate and manage risks, and develop solutions to get you a profitable outcome.

Raising capital to start a new business or to develop an existing company is never easy. Any potential investor will take a hard look at your business to assess the risk and return for their capital. You need a strong offer to secure their funds.

There’s a process to getting your company and team investment ready. You’ll also need to consider the terms of any potential deal, what rights an investor may demand and how it will affect the day to day operation of your business.

Getting investment ready

Getting investment ready means developing a strategy for raising the capital you need to start, develop or grow your business. As part of your strategy, we examine what kind of investors will be the best fit for your business, so both parties get a profitable result from the deal. We’ll also determine an investment structure and your investor’s rights.

Term sheets

The most important stage of securing the deal is agreeing to terms, which are negotiated and recorded on a term sheet. Most business owners don’t have the investment acumen of a venture capital or similar investor, so we help to negotiate the term sheet, so you’re getting accurate information and the best advice at every stage of making the deal.

How we help

We can help with any or all of the process, from establishing how much money you’ll need, to getting investment ready, identifying potential investors, negotiating and agreeing to terms, right through to depositing the funds in your bank account.

We draft and negotiate all the documentation to secure the deal, including the type of investment, parameters, and the rights and responsibilities of all parties concerned. Our aim is to get a profitable deal so you can achieve your business goals.

Please contact us if we can be of assistance.

Areas of expertise:

  • Structuring a new business
  • Company registration
  • Trade marks
  • Intellectual property
  • Raising capital
  • Investor negotiation
  • Employee share schemes
  • Drafting agreements
  • Resolving disputes