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Cardium Law specialises in supporting companies in their search for the right equity investment partner. When taking equity investment, you are not just obtaining financing you are also bringing into the business a new partner with ownership rights over the company and the company’s profits.

Those equity investors build their protections through the contractual documentation which accompanies these investments.

While there is nothing wrong with this, it is important to make sure that you are using an experienced lawyer who properly understands the whole contractual framework. You don’t want to find a crack in the contractual protection that you have paid your lawyer to put in place which allows your ‘investor’ to kick you out of your business. Especially not, if it is on a basis whereby you are not even receiving fair value for all the blood, sweat and tears that you have put into creating your enterprise.

Everyone starts as friends, if the contract is done correctly most of the time you end as friends, because that is the way that everyone ends up earning the most money out of the venture.

We are approached by our clients both after they have found their potential investors and also at the outset of the finance raising journey when they will seek our advice as to the options available to them and how to restructure their enterprise to make it as attractive as possible for investment.

We work closely with corporate advisors, tax specialists, accountants and financial modelling experts to help you to find and negotiate the best deals with the most protection that you can in the market.

We have advised clients on the raising of equity from a range of partners including:

  • High net investors
  • Business Angels
  • Venture Capital
  • Private Equity Houses
  • Investment Funds
  • Crowd Funding
  • Private Investors through ICO Funding

If you are considering raising equity and are ready to start the discussion or simply need to add the legal building block to your professional equity raising arsenal, please do contact us to discuss all your needs with our specialist lawyers.

We look forward to working with you.

Sean Sydenham

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