Debt and equity have long been the default choices for those seeking growth capital, but how have they evolved and what are the alternatives?
There are compromises with most forms of funding. Debt finance is preferable for those reluctant to give up any control over their business, but often comes with restrictions and covenants. If you are prepared to relinquish some control of your business to achieve the next stage of growth an equity investor can bring a lot of value at board level—helping you focus on your growth plan, bring valuable business connections and keep you accountable to agreed objectives. But certain types of equity investors may be more suited to you and your company than others.
This roundtable will bring together founders and CEOs who are exploring different options for raising finance to share insight and advice on which are best suited to their growth plans and how to use them.
This dinner will seek to explore, but will not be limited to:
- How debt and equity has evolved over the last decade
- When and how to use corporate advisers to find the right provider
- How to best position your business for the best funding terms
- How to gain value beyond capital from lenders and investors