- for a free review on the "investor readiness" of your
business plan for business angels funding call 0845
8380936 or ask us
Private Investors (Business Angels)
Through working in conjunction with the largest Business
Angel network in Europe it is possible to raise capital
between £100,000 and £2 million. This range of funding is
generally regarded as the most difficult. Private investor
contacts often have a very wide range of interests so there
is no preferences on sector. Often companies seeking this
level of equity funding also need the skills and contacts
that experienced 'Business Angels' can bring.
Fees are mainly success based - with a percentage in
cash and option shares, based on the amount of funding that
is introduced. There is a modest project management fee
that is reflective of the expenses and work required to
prepare, authorise and market the proposition.
Services to Entrepreneurs
Firstly the business plan is reviewed and the services
are discussed with the interested company before meeting
the management team. If it is believed that the right investor
can be found among the 1500 or so contacts on the Private
Investor Register, advice on the investor-readiness of the
business plan and advise on the deal structure will be provided.
Then, when there is an investment proposal that is both
sensible for the client and sufficiently attractive to investors,
the business opportunity will be marketed. The full service
is very specialised because clients are marketed through
direct personal contact with investors based on a close
knowledge of their needs.
The entire investor and contact base of over 6000 is
sent a regular 'Stop Press'. Investor Fairs are held regularly
in London and also regionally where clients can meet directly
The project is then managed to completion. This includes
the investor negotiations, and advice on the legal formalities
- indeed everything that needs to be done to ensure a satisfactory
conclusion - that is where an extensive experience in venture
capital comes into its own.
Services to Investors
Time is taken through personal contact with investors
to understand your own investment needs, this means that
you can be contacted as soon as a suitable investment arises.
This service is free to investors, but you must be able
to demonstrate that you are sufficiently experienced to
understand the risks associated with the SME market place,
and that you have at least £100,000 available for these
Whilst the important first filter of investment proposals
is provided, Due Diligence is not undertaken. Investors
must do this, and seek external advice where that is needed.
We can only help with funding and advice for sums over
£50,000. For enquiries below £50,000, please contact your
The Chairman of Strategy Consulting Limited,
John Courtney, is also an Associate Director of
Beer & Partners (Registered Office: Painter“s Hall,
9 Little Trinity Lane, London, EC4V 2AD). Beer & Partners
is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.
This communication has been approved by Beer & Partners
as a financial promotion. Beer & Partners is authorised
and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Investment
in unquoted businesses carries high risks as well as the
possibility of high rewards and an investors“ capital is
at risk in making such investments. It is highly speculative
and potential investors should be aware that no established
market exists for the trading of shares in private companies.
Please note that any tax treatments referred to in financial
promotions approved or issued by Beer & Partners will depend
on the individual circumstances of the investor. All of
Beer & Partners“ fees are payable by the client companies
to whom it provides services, investors are treated as retail
clients being recipients of Beer & Partners“ financial promotions.