Venture Capital & Minority Investments

Venture Capital & Minority Investments

Venture capital investments are long-term undertakings that call for expertise across a wide range of fields throughout the investment lifecycle in order to achieve the best return.

Our team has long-term and extensive experience of advising our clients at all stages of the development of start-ups and growth companies in a variety of business sectors, from initial investment rounds to sales to prominent domestic or international players.

You will benefit significantly from this experience, particularly when negotiating the shareholder agreement, which is a key element in minority investments. A shareholder agreement has to lay down a clear set of rules for shareholders. It also has to provide for foreseeable future situations and changes, such as additional financing rounds and changes to the ownership structure, while also ensuring that the company can be sold or holdings otherwise liquidated in a controlled and agreed upon manner.

We have the expertise to efficiently handle all aspects of venture capital and minority investments, such as:

  • Legal due diligence reviews scaled to the size of the target company and investment and the client’s needs
  • Term sheet documentation
  • Investment and shareholder agreements
  • Corporate resolutions
  • Further financing rounds
  • Employment agreements and incentive schemes for key personnel
  • Other financing arrangements related to the target company
  • Exits

Our clients are domestic and international private equity investors, institutional investors and business angels making direct investments as well as companies and their owners seeking growth financing.

Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, Legal 500 and Best Lawyers International consistently rank our services and our lawyers among Finland’s best.