New Funding Option Opens Up for London Businesses

(PRWEB) October 16, 2005

London-based management consultancy, Onset management Ltd, has become the gateway into a new capital market opened up by recent changes to financial regulations by HM Treasury. The changes allow the free flow of information between capital-starved early-stage businesses, and the successful entrepreneurs who want to invest in them. Onset management acts as the quality control over business plans and assists in preparing fund-seeking clients for the due diligence which is always conducted by investors. They then post the investment opportunity to the Development Capital Exchange (DCX) through which incoming inquiries from prospective investors are taken.

Simon Paul, Director of Onset Management said, We see the new early-stage investment market as a superb opportunity to widen our service to clients. We are now in a position to assist aspiring entrepreneurs and, even, established businesses raise informal equity funding, instead of having to rely on debt. This is an activity thats been popularized by the BBCs Dragons Den programme, although I have to point out that the real-world Dragons Den which we work in is far removed from the entertainment we see on the television.

The early-stage investment market enables successful entrepreneurs to off-set their capital gains liabilities through exploiting the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs). For fund-seekers, the investor will usually join the company as a director and contribute not only his capital but priceless business experience to the growing enterprise. It is estimated that there are between 20,000 and 50,000 early-stage businesses seeking funding and as many as 150,000 entrepreneurs who want to invest in them at any one time across the UK.

Funding deals range between

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