Who wants to invest in my company?
















We can classify investors interested in buying a business through your profile and depending on the type of company you go.

In general distinction is usually made between financial and industrial investors.

Financial investors are primarily interested in profitability of the company: seek to profit through dividends or through the sale of its stake in a given period. Normally not provide assets that they can achieve synergies. The exit strategy is very important to them. Within financial investors, are the "Business Angels", the venture capital or "Venture Capital" and others as Family Offices and dependents of public agencies or banks.

Business Angels

They are entrepreneurs, company managers and private investors generally single, money also, bring knowledge and networking. Besides acting individually, sometimes grouped into networks or groups of various kinds. Usually support entrepreneurs in their first phases, assuming a high risk. The amounts invested are generally smaller and often important personal relationship with entrepreneurs.

Other investors

Holding companies, Family Offices and dependent entities investing public agencies or large companies or banks. In this classification entities with different interests are grouped but generally are closer to the Venture Capital we see below.

Venture Capital

Institutions Capital Riesgo came regulated by Law 25/2005 of Venture Capital, until amended by the Law 22/2014 of 22 November. Institutions capital riesgo normally take two legal forms:

  • Venture capital: with legal personality, and can invest directly.
  • Venture capital funds: assets without legal personality are managed by a management company.

Financial investors, but fail to provide synergies or industrial assets to the investee, yes generate added value participating in the board, providing strategic advice and professional network (investment banking, lawyers, consultants) of great importance.

Investments in venture capital, can be classified in Seed capital, Start up capital, Expansion capital y leveraged.

Seed Capital

Is called seed. It invests in companies that have just started or even still no sale. Its products are not fully defined but have the advantage of meeting markets with high growth potential.

Startup Capital

They are also very small businesses, just born but the project has a higher degree of maturity. However have not yet received a "first round of funding".

Expansion Capital

The company is already operating, but needs to grow or enter a new market. The risk is lower than in the previous phases because there is already a proven product, billing, customers and an income statement.


Are the LBO: a company is bought by loans or bond, generally using their own corporate assets as collateral. In this mode we find the Management Buy-Out (purchase managers), los Management Buy-In (purchase by an external management team) y los Buy-In Management Buy-Out (Baby) which is a combination of the previous two

Industrial Investors

Industrial investors have related activities of the company acquired and therefore, can add value to it in many ways. They can exploit synergies and provide resources and expertise to improve profitability. Moreover, usually have an investment horizon longer term. This ability to create value makes the sale of a business to an industrial buyer is one of the most profitable options. The assets of a small business, leveraged in a big company can generate lots of value.

This is roughly, the outlook for investors where to look to find funding for a business project.

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