allensblog: "Fully-Diluted"

Allen's Blog

In a deal recently, the term sheet offered by the prospective investor contained a reference to the term: "fully-diluted" The company accepted the term sheet and the lawyers drafted the documents. On review by the Company, however, it became clear that the parties had different interpretations of "fully-diluted" Due to some idiosyncracies of the company's capital structure, the disagreement had a significant impact on the deal structure.

Knowledge Is Power: Convertible Note Financing Terms, Part II

Gust

In this installment, I’ll dig into the “how” by dissecting an example term sheet based on a real deal. A term sheet keeps things relatively straightforward by summarizing the most significant deal terms in outline form, whereas the deal documents themselves (often referred to as definitive agreements ) — even for a relatively simple convertible debt financing — inevitably contain some densely written legalese. These deal terms are simple but significant.

Include Deal Terms or Not?

Mark Birch

I had a discussion the other night with an entrepreneur about whether to include specific deal terms in the pitch deck or investor meetings. There are seven main points to consider when talking about the structure of the deal: Raise – The amount of capital you are raising.

Selling Your Business: An Interview with Louis Crosier

Growthink Blog

The interview to which I am referring is the one I recently conducted with Louis Crosier. While you can listen to the interview yourself here , two of my favorite points were as follows: -1- Your choice of corporate structure (e.g., Fortunately, you can, for the most part, change your corporate structure down the road. What are the main types of deal structures when selling your business, such as selling for all cash or for all stock?

What Entrepreneurs Should do about Price Fixing

Both Sides of the Table

Have you reference them? That is why I tell people not to shop deals too widely. So acknowledge it to yourself and be prepared to deal with it. When I was fund raising for my second company we had agreed a company-wide deal with Salesforce.com to use our product.

Build Your Startup on a Vacant Domain Name

David Teten

That’s why our portfolio company Plated.com decided to structure a lease option – they offered the prior owner a small monthly lease fee for 1 year, with an option to buy at the end of the year. If failure refers to failing to see the projected return on investment, then the failure rate is 70 to 80 percent.” If we find the right partner, we can be flexible in deal structures to best align everyone’s interests.

Build Your Startup on a Vacant Domain Name

David Teten

That’s why our portfolio company Plated.com decided to structure a lease option – they offered the prior owner a small monthly lease fee for 1 year, with an option to buy at the end of the year. If failure refers to failing to see the projected return on investment, then the failure rate is 70 to 80 percent.” If we find the right partner, we can be flexible in deal structures to best align everyone’s interests.

'Show Me the Money' Tips for Business Sellers

Inc Startups

When the buyer needs outside financing, your broker should be able to refer him or her to a lender with whom the broker has an established relationship. Choosing the right broker will make a big difference in the ultimate success of your business sale.

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Goldman Sachs / SEC: political witch-hunting is no way to change a market

Fred Destin

Reading the allegations against Goldman Sachs and Fabrice Tourre in the case of structured CDO scandal (aka Abacus), I am reminded of Spitzer and how a General Attorney used a witch-hunt as a political tool, only to be later exposed himself in the company of barely clad ladies.

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Why Leave A Six Figure Corporate Job For Internet Entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

For now, Sunil answers the question of why leave a well paying corporate job to become an online entrepreneur… My name is Sunil and the title of this blog post refers to me. I travelled all over the world wherever business deals were happening, gained tremendous experience and exposure to the Corporate landscape, and learned invaluable life lessons in my career. I worked out a similar deal the next go around, and the snowball started rolling from there.