Realising a significant financial return for our investors is central to what we do. Consequently, we only back companies that have a clear value creation strategy and aim to offer monetisation options for investors within 3-5 years, though either a partial or full exit. Our model of aligning ourselves with leading angel networks and venture capital firms who have well defined exit plans and timetables is core to that strategy.
The most likely exit routes include:
- A trade sale, where all or part of a business is acquired by another player in the same industry.
- A sale to a financial backer, where the business is sold to private equity firm to take the company to the next stage of development.
- A flotation / public offering, whereby the company has grown to a scale where they could list on a public exchange.
- Through dividends, where investors share in profits while retaining their equity ownership.