We are keen and able to invest directly into potential new start-ups, or existing private limited companies within the MGA, insurance, legal, broker, law firm or claims management company space, and will also consider the wider financial services sector.
We can provide seed capital for viable start-ups, and also act as an angel investor, offering advice and guidance within the legal expenses insurance and MGA niche markets.
We can provide capital investment into viable companies on both a passive and active investor basis. Depending on what sector the target opportunity is in, we may require an oversight role, such as a Non-Executive Director position. This would be likely for any opportunities in the legal expenses MGA or insurance sector, where we can provide our expert knowledge and experience to help guide the business through the start-up phase.
Alternatively, we are also able to act as passive investors for those businesses in which we have complete confidence in their existing management team and board.
We will also consider offering our services for “sweat equity” in the right businesses, allowing new start-ups the opportunity to use us as company formation experts in the LEI niche, and possibly even as a co-founder or board member of the business. We would only acquire equity in a business like this, if we can see the proposition is full of promise and has significant future value, and that we can confidently help to increase that value.
Management Buy Out / In
If you’re considering a management buyout (MBO), and are in need of some additional funding from the private sector, then we are also able to consider this opportunity for the right business, and most importantly, the right management team.
Venture / Seed Capital
If you are thinking about setting up in business for yourself, or with your team, and have an exceptional business plan ready to go, then we are also able to consider cash investments for new start-ups through the SEIS, EIS or venture capital tax relief schemes.
We do not offer loans to businesses directly, although we do lend via regulated intermediary platforms. Our preferred investment style is that of equity investment, but if you were keen on exploring potential loan opportunities, we can connect you with our current business partners who offer these types of loans.
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