Our Services: Direct InvestmentDirect Investment Management for Family Offices and Entrepreneurs
Our Direct Investment Management Services
Many of our clients appreciate the significant commercial opportunity which lies in investing in early-stage businesses. Through our direct investment services, we are able to negotiate, implement and manage direct investment in businesses in the United Kingdom, building portfolios, incubator and accelerator programmes which align with our clients’ existing businesses and ethical/moral objectives.
Designing Your Portfolio
We work with you to develop a mission and vision for your direct investment portfolio, establishing parameters for your chosen style of investments, and any particular non-commercial requirements (be they for specific demographics, ethical orientations, sectors or industries), as well as building a risk structure and profile with which you are happy.
Following this, we work with you to template a standardised suite of investment documents, corporate constitutions and reporting methods so that you can manage your direct investments on a harmonised basis with a minimum of administrative overhead.
Management of Applications & Pitches
Using our proprietary virtual family office software, we process and issue reports on applications to your scheme, both legally and commercially, and then handle the due diligence and information-gathering elements of the investment pitch process.
Once the applicants have satisfied our early due diligence process, and we have agreed in principle the stake on offer and the value of investment required, along with any non-monetary terms, we host private ‘Dragon’s Den’-style events, where those applicants are invited to pitch their ideas/concepts/businesses to you for inclusion in your portfolio.
Due Diligence / Legals
For those applicants who are successful, we proceed to comprehensive financial and legal due diligence. In tandem with your accounts teams, we are able to protect your position and negotiate specific covenants, warranties and representations to deliver the maximum in investor value in the short, medium and long term, ensuring that your target exit strategies are both viable and protected.
Recognising that closing ceremonies carry a significant symbolic value, we organise seamless and sophisticated closing events, providing suitable venues where required, to get your new working relationship off to the best possible start.
Ongoing Investor Director, Monitoring & Support Services
With your investments made, we handle all post-closing administration, from the registration of charges and debentures to the various corporate and financial filings required. We are then able to assist with the integration of your investee-ventures into your existing infrastructure, including accounting, reporting, information technology and other reporting systems.
To assist with the development of your investee ventures, we are also able to offer packages of ongoing strategic and legal support, as well as shareholder representation on their boards, so that you can be confident in their ongoing corporate and legal governance.
Become a Client?
We typically cater to high net-worth families and individuals with net assets valued in the £20m-£500m range. If you would like further information on our services, please contact us using our form.
We invite you to read some of our briefing notes and answers to frequently asked questions below. If you would like any further information on the subject-matter or content of these, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
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In the Press / Media
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We serve entrepreneurs, high-profile families and significant wealth-holders, assisting them in establishing, running and streamlining their businesses and family office affairs.
Through careful management of overheads, risk and special projects (including acquisition, refurbishment, operation and disposal of significant real estate, marine and aviation assets), we apply our experience to preserve our clients’ wealth so that they may concentrate on what matters most to them.
1-6 Yarmouth Place,
Mayfair, London W1J 7BU
Tel: +44 (0)203 167 8727