Venture Capital

A venture capital agreement is a means of financing new start-ups, but moreso the development and expansion of existing businesses or the purchase of companies. In return for the provision of funding, the venture capitalist takes an agreed proportion of the share capital (equity) of the company.

Venture capital is generally utilised for the financing of larger corporate deals and less frequently in respect of SME and owner managed businesses, unless the latter can provide a clear and predetermined route of growth.