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In the fifth article in our series looking at managing risk on angel investments, Daniel Hayhurst, Private Equity and Venture Capital Associate at Brabners LLP, considers the steps to take to manage risks on exiting and realising investments.

As with the other risk areas considered in this series, it is important to consider the risks around exiting from an investment at the outset. Doing so allows you to take steps to mitigate potential risks, as the ability to do so post investment can be limited

In the third of our series of articles looking at the legal considerations to angel investing, Daniel Hayhurst, Private Equity and Venture Capital Associate at Brabners LLP, continues the theme of risk and looks at the steps to consider in managing risk at the start of an investment.

Managing risk at the start of an investment: 5 steps to consider

1.“Buyer/Investor beware”

Brabners is delighted to have advised Gas Tag in securing a private equity investment from Waterland Private Equity, a deal that valued the Company at in excess of £20 million. The investment is the first completed by Waterland’s UK team, following the establishment of its new office in Wilmslow in 2017.

Mark Rathbone, Head of Corporate at Brabners LLP, discusses in his second article with Tech North, angel investing for the relatively uninitiated, he looks further at the risks to be considered and managed when investing, and the content to be expected in the Heads of Terms.

The portfolio approach

Mark Rathbone, Brabners LLP, Head of Corporate in Liverpool, discusses what to expect when becoming an angel investor and what to consider when entering into a possible deal, in the first of a series of articles.

Brabners’ trainee programme has been ranked as one of the highest performing in the country, according to a nationwide survey from student legal careers advisor Lex100.

According to this year’s report, Brabners is the highest scoring firm for friendliness and placed in the top 20 for stress level and work-life balance.

The latest SME 300, which appears in the November 2017 edition of the North West Business Insider magazine, is led by Brabners with a turnover of £29.6m and a pre-tax profit of £9.6m. The firm can trace its roots back to 1772 although the Brabners name was not used until 1815.

On 15 October 2017 a team of seven runners from Brabners: Ian Mylrea; Lee Jefcott; Steven Appleton; Glyn Lancefield; Adam Jones; Jonathan Khoo; and Joshua Oxley participated in the Manchester Half Marathon Corporate Clash in aid of the firm’s charities

Specialist M&A lead adviser Brabners Corporate Finance has bolstered its Liverpool-based team with new hire Andrew Norman.

Andrew is an ACA-qualified chartered accountant. He trained at accountancy firm Saffery Champness in Manchester where he went on to be an audit & accounts senior.  He joins Brabners as a corporate finance executive.

Brabners Liverpool based Corporate team acted for the Business Growth Fund providing investment advice and overseeing the business transaction.

BGF is an investment company that provides growth capital for ambitious entrepreneurs running growing UK companies. The growth capital they provide is a long-term, patient equity funding that business then use to execute their key strategic plans and goals.