Investment and Shareholders Agreement: start-up business multiple investors

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Combined investment and shareholders agreement for the investment by multiple investors in a start-up private limited company.  The agreement covers the investment transaction and also acts as the shareholders agreement between the investors and the founders of the company.


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When do I use this document?

  • for an investment by multiple investors in a start up business
  • as a combined subscription and shareholders agreement
  • for short form warranties from the company and founders, reflecting the company’s start-up status
  • in conjunction with new Articles of Association – for Paper Rock’s accompanying Articles of Association, see Articles of Association – start up business multiple investors
  • for investment in a private limited company incorporated in England and Wales

What are the key features?

  • full form investment/subscription and shareholders agreement (ISHA)
  • 28 clauses and 5 schedules over 36 pages
  • subscription: mechanism and terms for the subscription for shares by the investors
  • completion: completion of the investment, including the issue of shares to the investors and payment by the investors
  • warranties: warranties from the company and each founder
  • limitations on liability: limitations on potential liability under the warranties of the company and the founders
  • investor rights: exercisable by a majority of the investors
  • investor director: investors’ entitlement 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: rules governing the transfer of shares, including:
    • pre-emption rights on share transfers
    • compulsory transfer events, including founder good and bad leaver clauses
    • tag-along and drag-along rights
  • reserved matters: matters requiring prior approval of the investor majority
  • information rights: investors’ rights to information about the company and its finances
  • restrictive covenants: restrictions on the founders from competing with the company and soliciting the company’s customers, suppliers and employees

What other documents are available?

For separate documents consisting of a Subscription Agreement and Shareholders Agreement for investment by multiple investors in a start-up business, see

For a combined Investment & Shareholders Agreement for a start-up business with a single investor, see

For combined Investment & Shareholders Agreements for an established business, see

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