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Fundraising & Venture Capital

At Ramsden Lawyers, our Gold Coast corporate lawyers are experts at navigating the increasingly complex regulatory rules on corporate governance requirements. It places us ideally to advise on and undertake fundraising for private and public companies alike. Contact our specialist fundraising and venture capital team today at 1300 749 709.


A Platform for Enhancing Corporate Success

Venture capital is a type of private equity where financing is provided by well-resourced individuals or funds to developing entities with demonstrable high growth, or high growth potential, in order to achieve a return on investment (‘ROI’). Typically, investors are rewarded with significant control over the company for the high level of risk that they absorb.

Ramsden Lawyers understands that time spent in the early stage of a business life-cycle as a private entity makes venture capital an attractive proposition. Our corporate lawyers are here to offer their expertise in ensuring that the appropriate structures are in place to facilitate it.


Pragmatic Strategic Advice Combined With Innovative Structuring

Our Gold Coast lawyers have extensive experience advising on the development and structuring of appropriate capital formations. We strive to enhance the corporate success of our clients using our knowledge of unique and innovative domestic and international fund structures in order to maximise return on capital while simultaneously reducing risk.

Our corporate lawyers have expertise in all aspects of corporate fundraising, and tailor the advice they offer on structuring specifically to the amount and type of capital you are seeking to raise. We are also adept at establishing shareholder agreements regulating the relationship between shareholders and the company. Our Gold Coast corporate team also has an exceptional aptitude for constructing effective corporate governance and satisfying compliance issues, particularly in the realm of what constitutes acceptable disclosure under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) once an entity becomes listed. This is strengthened by our ongoing relationship with important regulatory bodies domestically and internationally.

Knowledge of Market Practice and Experience Acting for Large Entities

At Ramsden Lawyers, we keep abreast of the latest trends to inform what best practice means for us. We frequently advise clients using our thorough understanding of the investment criteria utilised by corporate investors, private investors and superannuation funds to make decisions. Our advice is underpinned by an extensive understanding of the regulatory, policy and industry impacts on the funds industry. Further, our commitment to ensuring best outcomes for our clients is evident through our extensive due diligence and conflicts of interest management processes. Our corporate lawyers are experienced in nurturing businesses across the full cycle of development, from fund establishment and early fundraising to eventual public listing with the ASX.

Our strong background in corporate governance and compliance work gives our clients the highest level of protection available when considering a fund raising venture. We also have experience in debt capital raising, equity capital raising and managed investment and financial services advice. Our corporate lawyers have enjoyed success in advising across a range of industries and projects including recent capital raisings in the automotive, veterinary and construction industries.


Our Expertise in Corporate Fundraising Includes:

  • Initial Public Offerings, rights of issues/offers, and capital management activities
  • Appropriate structuring for the amount and type of capital to be raised
  • Shareholder agreements regulating the relationship between shareholders and the company;
  • Preferred terms of security, including convertible notes, preference shares or ordinary shares
  • Fund establishment
  • Shareholder agreements regulating the relationship between shareholders and the company;
  • Corporate governance and compliance issues, including acceptable disclosure exceptions under the Corporations Act
  • Due diligence
  • Liaison with ASIC, the ASX and other relevant international authorities and agencies; and
  • Conflicts of interest management

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