Fundraising is often daunting for business owners. Raising capital can allow the company to flourish, but finding the right investment partner can be time-consuming and difficult. Asking for money might be outside your comfort zone. Not asking for it can keep you small.
Choosing the right investment partner comes with risk. Get it wrong, and your business can run into trouble or even fail. You want opportunities for growth and sustainability, while keeping autonomy over your product development and direction.
The process of securing private equity can be fraught, because it’s frequently transactional and data-driven. It often provides little benefit to the workers and executives who founded these companies. It can disregard the needs of consumers.
But with the right private investor, the story can be very different.
The benefits of partnering with tier 1 private investors
- Business sales can be increased and organisations strengthened
- Enhanced value with proven growth strategies
- New product development ideas
- Attraction and retention of top talent
- Setting up to scale in existing and new markets, including offshore
Teoh Capital brings decades of experience to our family of software and technology companies. We understand the market and appreciate the legacy of a company and the vision of its founders. Our capital allows for sustained growth and our network of talent opens opportunities that can’t be reached by a business alone.
Should you consider a Management Buyout from within your company? Or go with external Private Equity, Strategic buyers or a Founder Investor? There are pros and cons with each approach, and the more time you allow to consider your options.
When it’s time to move on, you can feel excited about the next stage. You might be retiring, taking up an exciting career shift or starting another business from scratch. The urge to move on quickly can pull your focus away from important details. And these can lead to mistakes.
Developing an exit plan. Ideally, you’ll sell your business at its peak. Too often, business owners don’t look far enough ahead. They don’t read the market effectively and panic-sell once their business is tanking. You want to maximise returns.