Everyone’s always on the lookout for the next great investment. But what happens if you find it, but can’t get your money out on your own terms? That’s a huge issue for many investors who seek to participate in crowdfunding offerings. In this podcast, Mike Brette from Small Cap Equity Advisors goes over some important exit strategies you should be aware of and questions that need to be answered before taking the investment plunge into a deal that may tie up your cash way longer than you had expected. And once again, due diligence is key!
Due diligence is crucial and includes researching everything you can about a specific crowdfunding offering. What’s the syndicator or sponsor’s track record? Do they have a good team around them? Have they spent money wisely in the past on similar deals? How long exactly will your money be tied up? But most importantly, understand the exit strategies of a particular deal before entering into that deal. Don’t just rely on a sponsor’s pitchdeck (which pretty much only highlights the good points of an opportunity – make sure you read the actual PPM and associated documents as well, where the devil may be found.
The emergence of secondary markets may alleviate the pains many investors currently have regarding liquidity, but until that happens, investors probably have to come to terms with the fact that they most likely won’t be in control of a timetable regarding the return of their money, even in the best of deals. Even if you’re experienced, both as an issuer and an investor, it never hurts to seek guidance to avoid mistakes that may have been prevented. After listening to Mr. Brette on this podcast, you’ll understand why it’s so important to look closely at the deal structure and terms and understand it’s probably wise to make any investment decision with discretionary money that you can afford to lose (or wait for at a later date). Always remember: if you can’t get out, beware of getting in – unless you’re the one making the rules.
Contact Mike by phone at 951-236-8473 or by email here for more info on how his new fund can help solve your capital raising issues. In addition, you can visit his website at InvestorAttractionSecrets.com
You also may be interested in reading his published books: Raising Capital for Your Business (part 2 is in process and should be available soon) and Asset Protection Planning: How to Protect Yourself from Lawsuits
ABOUT OUR GUEST: Mike Brette
Michael N. Brette, J.D. advises clients on a wide variety of transactional business matters from startup consulting, Equity Crowdfunding, 506(c) private placement, REG A+ offerings, capital formation, going public, arranging capital for publicly traded companies.
Mr. Brette has published two books Asset Protection Planning and Raising Capital For Your Business ( Amazon ). He has appeared on more than 450 TV and radio shows discussing various business and financial topics. He has a Juris Doctor ( law degree ) for 42 years and is listed in Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in Industry & Finance.
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