Investment and Shareholders Agreement: established business single investor

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This document is for the investment by a single investor in an established business carried on through a private limited company. It covers both the investment terms and acts as the shareholders agreement between the investor and the founders of the company going forward.  Are you investing in a company? Take a look at our curated bundle of documents for
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Investment and Shareholders Agreement: established business single investor

Combined investment and shareholders agreement for the investment in an established business by a single investor

Background

When use a combined investment and shareholders agreement?

A combined investment and shareholders agreement is likely to be suitable:

  • for the first investment in a company by an investor
  • where the company does not anticipate future investment rounds involving additional investors

About this Investment and Shareholders Agreement

This document is for the investment by a single investor in an established business carried on through a private limited company. It covers both the investment terms and acts as the shareholders agreement between the investor and the founders of the company going forward.

Document features

  • subscription: the mechanism and terms for the subscription for shares by the investor
  • conditions: conditions to the closing of the investment (if applicable)
  • completion: completion of the investment, including the issue of shares to the investor and payment by the investor
  • warranties: warranties from the company and, if agreed, the founder shareholders. As the investment is in an established business, the warranties are in relatively full-form to reflect the trading history of the company and its subsidiaries
  • limitations on liability: legal limitations on the potential liability under the warranties of the persons who have given the warranties
  • director appointment rights:
    • investor director: the investor’s right to appoint a director
    • other directors: the founder shareholder(s) rights to appoint a director
  • board proceedings: how proceedings of the board will be conducted
  • future share issues: pre-emption rights on the issue of new shares
  • share transfers: process for the transfer of shares, including:
    • pre-emption rights on share transfers
    • compulsory transfer events, including if a founder ceases to be employed by the company whether as a good or a bad leaver
    • tag-along and drag-along rights
  • reserved matters: a list of matters requiring the prior approval of the investor and other shareholders
  • information rights: rights of the investor and other shareholders to information about the company and its finances
  • restrictive covenants: restrictions on the founders in terms of competing with the company and soliciting customers, suppliers and employees of the company

Explanatory guidance

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Investment and Shareholders Agreement: established business multiple investors

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