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These are contractual terms between shareholders that are usually included in the articles of association.
The venture capital investors in an investment round normally require that certain actions cannot be taken without the consent of the holders of a majority of their class or series of shares.
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.
Taylor Wessing’s Simon Walker explains the terms ‘drag along’ and ‘bring along’.
Venture capital investors will have certain consent and voting rights that attach to their class of shares.
Venture capital investors will agree with the company in which they intend to invest on a valuation for the company prior to the new investment round.
The State Council Decision, together with the Company Law Amendments, have been in effect since 1 March 2014.
Heads of state on both sides of the Atlantic recently condemned the Russian Federation for its actions in Ukraine.
At a time when well-known names are disappearing from the high street as a result of retailers going into administration, the spectre of corporate insolvencies has never loomed larger.
Following the 2014 Budget, Taylor Wessing has set out a summary of some of the main announcements.
An employee share option plan reserves and allocates a percentage of the shares of the company for share option grants to current and future employees.
Sometimes there is a prohibition on the payment of any dividend, which may be for a limited period of time.
Investors will want to protect the value of their shares from dilution in the event the company issues new shares. This article examines the formulas they use to achieve this.
Where venture capital investors hold a preferred class of shares and it is permitted to convert these to ordinary shares, they generally require the right to convert them at any time.
Simon Walker looks at under what circumstances an investor may be qualified to leave the company.
The liquidation preference is a right that can be required by venture capital investors in recognition of the risk they bear on their capital contribution.
The right of redemption is the right to demand under certain conditions that the company buys back its own shares from its investors at a fixed price.
Compared with other topics that relate more to specific industries (for example investment access), the topic of forex control liberalisation is of a more generic nature.
In the current market, private equity sponsors are increasingly looking at initial public offerings (IPOs) as a real exit option for their portfolio investments.
Taylor Wessing private equity partner Ed Waldron meets with Rob McCombie, investment director at CBPE Capital.