equity/capital strategic planning

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I meet a lot of businesses every week (over 100 in the last 12 months). Most have sales strategies, marketing strategies, product strategies etc…… However, few and far between are those that have a strategy for probably one of the main reasons they set-up their business – a strategy for equity/capital value generation and ultimately […]

relationship

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When you are in the privileged position of being able to exercise choice over potential investment partners, it can sometimes be easy to forget that the decision to get an investor on board should involve a two-way interview process. I have often been amazed how many businesses with multiple investment proposals never took references on […]

economic value and percentage equity

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A very personal topic that’s unavoidable in every equity investment conversation is that when equity risk investment comes in, a percentage of the company must change hands (otherwise it’s not an equity investment). The investor needs the equity to drive their returns (and through taking some return in equity is sharing the risk with the […]