Venture Capital

Venture capital finance is primarily provided to fledgling companies that require capital during the start-up phase to make their business ideas a reality. We advise investors who want to make early-stage or even risk-capital investments, be it in the form of a management buyout (MBO), a management buy-in (MBI) or a minority stake. And, of course, we provide support in the sale of a company by financial investors (“exit”).

We also help companies devise optimal finance structures. This work covers both an investment by financial investors and the provision of equity and mezzanine finance by third parties. In the case of MBOs or MBIs, we assist management in drafting and negotiating agreements with financial investors.

Our areas of specialization:

Legal/tax due diligence review of the target company

Drafting and negotiating investment agreements, partnership agreements and bylaws as well as sale and purchase agreements for MBO and MBI structures

Assistance with third-party financing in MBO and MBI structures

Structuring and negotiating other finance components, including mezzanine finance and loans

Drafting and negotiating employment contracts for management

Restructuring following the participation of financial investors