Understanding financing and security for your business
Our lawyers can help you through the various steps in securing investment for your business. Investment might come in the form of a loan (perhaps a bank loan or a loan from a shareholder or director) or it might come as an equity investment (that is not going to be repaid) in return for shares in the business.
We have particular experience in advising businesses that have been offered equity investment by funding bodies or private investors.
Advice on Loan documents and Security
Whether you are the investor or the party receiving the investment, you’ll need to think about the terms of the loan and whether the lender wants their investment secured.
This could be a personal guarantee, a debenture, a legal charge over property or some other form of security. We can advise on the terms of the Loan Agreement and the Security documents.
Getting clear advice on the terms of the loan and any security documents is vital to ensure all risks and liabilities are fully understood before you sign up for any loan arrangement.
Help with Contracts
As part of an investment, a lender might require a business to deal with a myriad of other agreements including a Shareholders Agreement and/or Service Contracts /Contract of Employment. These will need to be reviewed carefully to ensure the business is properly protected.
Get in touch with Jackson Lees
Our knowledge of Corporate and Commercial Law will ensure that sound advice on your business is never far away. Jackson Lees can help you avoid potential legal issues with a new business. We can also help you deal with any problems or Disputes as they occur.
Call us on 0151 282 1700 to talk about your business.