We break the investment process down into five main phases:
Based on a series of meetings and feedback from iEurope’s experts, iEurope would carefully screen the investment opportunity. The entrepreneur also has an opportunity to get to know the iEurope Team.
Negotiation and Due Diligence
The company (entrepreneur) and iEurope would draw up and sign a term sheet, setting out the main components of a future transaction. Afterwards, iEurope would carry out final due diligence on the company and entrepreneurs.
Documentation and Funding
Once due diligence is completed, the parties would agree on the transaction documentation. This would include legal agreements (subscription agreement, shareholder agreements, employment agreements and other needed agreements) and the final business plan (including separate marketing, sales and financial plans). iEurope and the entrepreneur would each execute these agreements and iEurope would provide the agreed amount of capital.
Together with the entreprenuer/management iEurope will drive the profitable growth of the business. We would work as a partnership seting priorities and helping get the right team in place to execute strategy.
At the date of exit, the portfolio company is a more mature business that can operate independently of any one individual, and that has created value for both iEurope’s investors and the entrepreneur/management. Exit options are always discussed in advance of an investment.