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Tuesday February 24, 2015
If you’ve invested in a private business – either through crowdfunding or perhaps directly as an angel investor – then the chances are it won’t be long before you start thinking about how to realise the value of that investment. But who knows how to go about it?
Providing shareholder liquidity is a problem shared by most private companies. Towards to end of 2013 the Financial Conduct Authority, the UK’s financial regulator, raised real concerns on this issue, specifically in relation to companies raising funds through the crowd. It mandates that companies using crowdfunding platforms to find shareholders should provide sufficient information about risk, the nature and performance of the assets invested in as well as exit opportunities for investors.
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