Category: Private Offerings


Vrijstelling van toezicht op een beleggingsaanbod

Soms gelden er vrijstellingen en valt een beleggingsaanbod niet onder het toezicht van de AFM. Met deze informatie weet u binnen een minuut of er sprake is van een vrijstelling. Beleggen buiten toezicht (YouTube) Effecten, zoals aandelen en obligaties Als u op een van de onderstaande vragen met een ‘ja’ kunt antwoorden, geldt er een…
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Intermediary commission percentages to raise money from investors

Investment banks and other consultants can plan and execute a fundraising campaign for startups and for companies in the growth phase. A reputable fundraising intermediary will likely speed up the process, reduce the legal risks, and negotiate a better deals. Most brokers will take a monthly retainer plus 5 percent to 15 percent of the…
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How Chambers of Commerce Help Family Offices and Wealth Management Firms

A Chamber of Commerce has traditionally furthered the interests of businesses in a particular geography or market sector by way of representation, business services, and networking opportunities. Multilateral Chambers of Commerce can link the business environments of two or more countries, such as the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in The Netherlands. International Chambers of Commerce, such as…
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International Dispute Resolution – the advantages the Court of Arbitration of the European Chamber of Digital Commerce

The Court of Arbitration of the European Chamber of Digital Commerce plays a crucial role in today’s digital world. The appeal and quality of this independent arbitration institution are as valued today as ever. Fairness, even when there is a dispute, has always been this business tradition which continues to be observed in Europe, making…
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Exemptions from the interdiction to offer securities in The Netherlands to the public

Are there any exemptions or exceptions from the interdiction to offer any securities in The Netherlands to the public or to admit to trading on a regulated market that is either located or functioning in The Netherlands without making available to the public a prospectus approved by a competent authority (all as meant in article…
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Vrijstellingsregeling prospectusplicht: meld- en informatieplicht

De vrijstellingsregeling van de prospectusplicht is per 1 oktober 2017 gewijzigd, zoals 6 september aangekondigd. De vrijstelling wordt verhoogd naar €5 miljoen. Aanbieders van effecten die gebruik maken van de vrijstelling moeten de aanbieding melden bij de AFM en de beleggers informeren over de aanbieding. Het format voor het informatiedocument voor beleggers is vanaf nu beschikbaar op de…
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Do I need a private placement memorandum (PPM) when attracting investors?

Yes. If you are seeking to raise investment money for your startup, keep in mind that the best measure you can take to protect yourself against frivolous claims is by disclosing as much information about your company as possible. This way, if things go wrong and your private investors threaten to sue you for securities…
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Choosing between debt and equity financing

Debt Financing Borrowing money to finance the operations and growth of a business can be the right decision under the proper circumstances. The owner doesn’t have to give up any control of his business, but too much debt can inhibit the growth of the company.

Getting Haiti back in the saddle

Goal of the article In 2017, Professor Michael E. Porter of Harvard Business School gave an important presentation about a strategy for restoring Haiti’s prosperity. A crucial part of his advice is to “make attracting foreign investment a core strategy“. In this article I will provide a suggestion to implement such a strategy.