Whether seeking capital or debt funding for business growth or acquisitions, our Partners provide guidance throughout the process of securing finance.
We maintain strong relationships with the most active capital and debt providers in the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) market, providing our clients with access to financing that meets their strategic objectives. Either for our own companies or through registered broker-dealers, we have collectively raised billions of dollars across a range of securities:
- Privately placed senior secured and unsecured notes
- Preferred and common equity
- Project financing – senior debt
- A combination of one or more of the above
With our extensive global network of investors, we can help our start-up, early-stage or mature businesses manage the fundraising task, from initial due diligence and negotiation of terms and covenants to coordination of legal documentation and closing.
Funding for businesses in the USA is typically obtained from private investors (direct or through crowdfunding), venture capital, institutional finance companies and/or through some government sources such as the Small Business Administration (SBA) or the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) of the U.S. Government. Several states offer various investment incentives, as do some local government units. It’s fair to say that government investment incentives are available where a company can promise jobs for American citizens or residents. Other incentives may be available when setting up your business in a particular area targeted for development through the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act 2017, where under certain conditions investors can receive significant tax breaks for supporting projects in those areas. The USA is a huge country and other factors should be considered when choosing a location other than funding from government sources, such as availability of the workforce, transportation routes, access to markets and the like.
The UK Government offers multiple opportunities to raise money for your company through the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS). JPF Ventures can help you navigate the rules to find out if your company’s proposal to establish your business in the UK meets the conditions of raising funds through the EIS and how to apply. There are also venture capital and seed capital funding opportunities for new companies starting up or companies expanding their business to the UK.
Navigating the myriad of opportunities, rules, regulations and application procedures for funding is streamlined through JPF Ventures.