Whether you are starting or looking to expand your existing business, we can advise you on the finance and funding options available to you.
There will inevitably be a point in the life cycle of a business when an injection of funding is required. You may be expanding and in need of a new property, up to date equipment or growing and looking for additional working capital. Funding comes in various forms but not all will be appropriate for or available to your business.
Funding and finance options available to businesses
Many businesses will look to their existing banking relationships for traditional debt finance, often in the form of a loan or overdraft facility. In these circumstances it is likely that the lender will require some type of security arrangement to be entered into usually by way of mortgage over a property or debenture over a company’s assets. Sometimes, business owners can be asked to guarantee these arrangements personally.
Funding by way of an investor can often be exciting as they bring additional skills and expertise to a business. It is important to start these arrangements with certainty and clarity and we would always recommend entering into an investment agreement which sets out the responsibilities and obligations of all parties going forward and deals with what will happen if the arrangement comes to an end.
Injecting your own cash into your business also requires careful consideration and the appropriate documentation. We can, together with accountancy and tax professionals, advise you on your options with regards to capital investments, for example by issuing new shares, or how best to structure any loans you may make to your business.
Why choose Tozers?
Our Company & Commercial team have a wealth of experience working with businesses of all types and sizes covering all aspects of commercial law. We work with you to ensure you make the right decisions for you and your business.
Our team is also ranked alongside other local firms in the Legal 500 legal directory.