Preparing the right documents, filing them correctly, or knowing what to look for can be a challenge for most; but we always tell our clients that conducting due diligence is like receiving free legal advice, especially useful for young and emerging start-ups. Consider it a cheap way to learn a little bit more about how to run a company.
There are a number of issues that should be considered when structuring a deal.
- Should it be a simple tiered structure?
- Should you establish an off-shore holding?
- How about investing through an SPV or using an equity or convertible loan investment?
- Are there regulatory restrictions?