At some stage of any business owner’s lifecycle, the idea of expanding the business will come to mind. The owner may be looking for capital to grow, incentivising key employees, or introducing another stakeholder who can offer expertise.
The commercial drivers may be different depending on the business, but the legal, tax and duty issues are very similar. We discuss a number of matters to consider including:
1. Appropriateness of the operating structure
2. Ensuring financial statements are in order
3. Sale of equity/issue of equity
4. Having a governance agreement.
The Tips for Bringing New Investors into a Family Business
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