Funding a business

A wide variety of financial solutions are available for starting a business or for its growth, all of which can be complex and differ widely from one another. When funding a business, private equity investments by venture capital groups or individuals, bank finance and other forms of fund raising can help you kick start or continue operations of your business in times of working capital shortage or facilitate a successful business growth.

Our corporate & commercial team can help you decide which routes of financing best suit your business taking into account your specific business and personal needs and assist you in understanding how to present a convincing case to potential sources of finance. The right choice will be instrumental putting your business on a firm financial footing, reducing risks associated with the uncertainty of funding and increasing financial returns which usually connected with growth.

Our team is recognised for its expertise in advising on both private equity and bank led finance, debt restructuring, early stage and secondary funding. Our expertise which spans in acting for private equity investors, management teams and exiting shareholders means that we understand the market and all parties’ motivations and the commercial and legal risks involved which comfortably places us to provide acceptable relevant advice leading to efficiently completing transactions with your peace of mind as our paramount concern.

Our corporate legal experts have extensive experience in working with family/friend’s businesses and understand the special relationship and natural governance that such arrangements entail. If you intend to fund your business with funds from your relatives or friends, we can guide you to get a shareholders’ or partnership agreement drawn up to record any special understandings about how the business will be run, when the shares can be sold and so on. Ensuring all parties are aware of their rights and obligations in respect of the business is particularly important in such businesses, making sure that such personal relationship are not broken when the business relationship ends.