Equity Investments and Financing
We provide advice to all parties to an investment venture, including startups, venture capital funds, business angels, family office entities. We offer assistance in raising capital in order to finance investment projects or in light of increasing demand for development capital.
How can we help you?
We offer comprehensive legal services to our clients in the following areas:
- raising funds by enterprises (e.g. bond issue/converted debt issue/loans),
- handling the entire investment process in Polish enterprises, including start-ups (from the term sheet, through legal due diligence, to investment agreement),
- advising on obtaining debt and equity financing (sale of shares),
- providing assistance in preparing relevant analyses and documents (business plan, investment memorandum, investment documents),
- conducting a pre-investment market audit (due diligence),
- serving as a guide through consecutive rounds of financing, including the mapping of investment risks, transaction structure modeling, drafting documents, offering support during arrangements and negotiations, preparation of closing or investment exit,
- supporting post-investment shareholder supervision and resolving corporate disputes,
- reviewing documentation in portfolio companies and remedying risks,
- exiting the investment, including determining the procedure for a controlled disinvestment from a joint venture (e.g. through put options, call options, drag&tag along rights, waterfalls schemes), transaction risk mapping, transaction structure modeling, drafting documents, offering support during arrangements and negotiations, preparation of closing, including complex relations that follow from liquidation preference, lock-up agreements, etc.
Examples of our lawyers’ achievements:
- Direct venture capital investment with a value of PLN 20 million (equity and convertible debt financing), scope: due diligence, investment agreement, shareholders agreement, accompanying documentation, negotiations, closing),
- Direct venture capital investment with a value of PLN 12 million (equity and revolving debt financing), scope: due diligence, investment agreement, shareholders agreement, accompanying documentation, negotiations, closing),
- Completing a joint venture project with a value of PLN 8 million for a company operating in new tech industry, including structuring, joint venture agreement, shareholders agreement and preparing accompanying documentation,
- Over a dozen business angels investments in startups, scope depending on the project: transaction modeling and structuring / due diligence / negotiations / investment agreement / shareholders agreement / accompanying documentation; including cross-border projects; value of a single transaction ranging from several hundred thousand PLN to 2 million PLN,
- Private equity fund services – including over 20 investments in seed-stage companies – investment policy, limited legal due diligence, model investment structure, model investment documentation, ongoing support in negotiations – value of a single transaction not exceeding PLN 1 million,
- Legal, tax and compliance structuring of a transaction with a value of in excess of $1 million, implemented in stablecoin token values through an investment vehicle in the Caribbean.