Stephen Crowe answers
your common ESIC questions
Early Stage Company
I am an early-stage company looking to raise capital. The ESIC benefits appear to be investor-focused. What if I just ignore my ESIC status?
Although the ESIC environment is new, its implications cannot be ignored. If your early-stage company raises capital from 1 July 2016 and becomes wildly successful, it would be natural to feel this is a great mutual outcome for you and your investors, right? Unfortunately, no.
Whilst you are still celebrating your monumental success, your investors’ legal team are busily drafting a series of legal proceedings seeking recovery from you for unexpected capital gains tax. Surprise.
If you do not properly navigate this new ESIC environment, you will be vulnerable to litigation and financial losses.
Work with us and our experienced and friendly team will eliminate these risks and provide a secure, regulated and independent environment for your startup.