Seek private investment capital with a PPM.
Because private placements often involve equity or debt offerings, but is still private and not public (requiring an IPO), it is common to have a lawyer involved and be prepared to present a private placement memorandum. A private placement memorandum is submitted in addition to your business plan, and it offers a more in depth look at your business, operations and financial projections.
Included in a PPM are: the nature of the business, the terms of the investment, the management structure/team and the potential risks of making the investment. There are no strict rules about the format, but an expert can help you figure out the best way to present the information.
How a PPM Can Help
A PPM is used by you, the private business owner, to secure funding from outside investors. The document is a thorough addition to your business plan, answering questions and giving them the information they need to be able to better understand you, your business and their potential investment. The more thorough it is and the better it proactively answers questions investors will have – like how you plan to make money (their money) back and where you plan to be in the future – will ensure they are able to make a decision that is in your favor, securing an investment for the start of your business.
Some of the questions you should explicitly answer in your PPM include:
- Use of the investment: Why do you need their money? How will you use it? You can explain if you need it for research and development, technology, or other expenses.
- Risks involved in the investment: What negatives are there about investing in your company? Do you have existing debt? Is it a really competitive market? Explain any concerns and challenges you face that could impact their investment.
Get an Expert’s Help
A PPM and a business plan are both important to securing funding through investments, as both will be given to potential investors during meetings. Working with an expert can help to ensure that your documents include all the necessary information, are easily understandable and in the right format, and answer any questions an investor may have. Experts have created other PPMs and have received past feedback, which can help them be able to ask you for all the information that investors are currently asking for.
The business plan experts at Bargain Business Plan work with each business owner individually to craft customized plans and memorandums for investors, financial institutions and partners. These plans are documents you are able to use as you seek funding to launch your business. Get a free consultation today.
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