We firmly believe in the role of innovation and entrepreneurship as a driver of economic growth. Therefore, we are a pioneering legal boutique offering a multidisciplinary specialized practice area aimed at helping both entrepreneurs and investors interested in participating in venture capital transactions. We contribute to the growth of any business in whatever development stage it might be and are committed to internationalization.
Private equity –in all its forms- is presented to the entrepreneur as a funding source, being sometimes the unique alternative to traditional sources such bank lending and capital markets. Meanwhile, for the investor the private equity investment is presented as an alternative asset class allowing portfolio diversification as well as high prospect of attractive rates of return.
The cycle of Venture Capital and Private Equity
Venture capital and private equity transaction can be classified in different categories: equity capital investments and buyouts. In either case the transaction will consist in a temporary participation in the shareholding of the target company for the purposes of divesting after a determinate period of time obtaining capital gains.
The participation in the shareholding on the target company is completed through corporate transactions after the negotiation and valuation processes. Depending on the maturity stage of the target company and the interests of the implicated parties the complexity of such operations might differ.
During the maturity stage the investor will try to maximize the value of the investment. In some cases the investor will be actively involved in the management of the company. Alternatively, adoption of a more passive role by the investor is also not uncommon (eg. introducing to clients, networking, etc.)
Divestment or Exit Stage
The cycle of venture capital and private equity concludes with the exit stage where the investor decides to divest for obtaining capital gains. There are several divestment posibilites but trade sale would be the most common.
Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.William Hazlitt, English writer (1778 – 1830)
Entrepreneurship is definitely not an easy task and lots of feasible ideas do not end up as successful projects.
Our mission is to accompany the entrepreneur in any stage where his or her project might be offering advice for turning the project into a profitable company and safeguarding the legal position of the entrepreneur.
Legal implications of any project should have the same consideration which are given to technical and financial aspects since early development stages. A correct identification of the main legal issues shall be crucial to ensure the success of the idea and manage possible risks.
We offer tailored collaboration plans for entrepreneurs and our flexibility is maximum. Feel free to contact us in order to study how we can help you to successfully execute your project.
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