14th October 2019
Investors provide funding in return for shares in the business and a return on investment through exit (usually a business sale or listing) within a relatively short period – commonly 3-5 years.
Lenders provide capital in return for repayment with interest through products such as a term loan or invoice discounting facility.
Identify investors you feel are suited to your business and prepare a thoroughly researched business plan and realistic valuation. Getting the right legal and financial experts on board early is vital for the success of the business and its shareholders.
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