I agree with Robert, accessing US capital markets with a private placement isn’t rocket science, but its no playing ground for the inexperienced either. There are many factors to consider including the actual terms of the offering, the exemption or rule for which you want to qualify, and the strategy based on which you plan to approach potential investors.
I am a big proponent of this financing vehicle, especially since it’s pretty much the only viable alternative to traditional venture capital investments and soliciting financing from angel investors. Moreover, since you will likely deal with high-net-worth individuals who will be investing their own money rather than professionals who are seeking “substantial financial returns” on behalf of their clients, you will find that this is much smoother sailing. In many cases, issuers are also able to raise more money by giving up les equity, if compared to deals that are done through traditional venture capital or angel investments.
Unfortunately, your post doesn’t detail the issue or subject on which you’re seeking guidance. So please try to be specific and I will be glad to help.
In the meantime, you may be interested in downloading our free guidebook “Reaching High-Net-Worth Investors with Your Private Placement or Reg. D Offering”, which is available on our website at http://insights.fastventures.com/is-bin/guides/htg10302208/i ndex.php
This is an easy to understand and easy to follow guidebook that details every single step of developing and executing a private placement or Reg. D Offering.
You can also download one of our Sample Private Placement Memoranda, which can help you establish an even better starting point for discussions with your team and advisors. Our sample private placement memoranda are available at: http://insights.fastventures.com/premium/samples/ppm12 052008/index.php
(High-Tech Venture) http://insights.fastventures.com/premium/samples/ppm07082008 /index.php
Both documents are spin-offs of actual offering documents that raised $3 million and $1.5 million respectively.
If you are interested in discussing your offering in greater detail, please feel free to PM me or contact me via our website.
I hope this helps.
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