Pre-emption rights on new share issues
By Simon Walker
If the company makes any future share offering, a venture capital investor will require the right to maintain at least its percentage stake in the company by participating in the new offering up to the amount of its pro rata holding, under the same terms and conditions as other participating investors. This pre-emption right is automatically provided for by law in the UK and most continental European jurisdictions, although it can be waived…
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