The financing provided for start-up companies is mainly procured through the issuance of equity securities (especially preferred shares), although debt financing such as loans and the issuance of bonds is sometimes an option. In relation to this financing, we advise start-up companies and their founders, shareholders and investors, venture capital firms, venture capital funds, etc. on creating a capitalization strategy, compliance with the Companies Act, the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act and other applicable rules and regulations, and provide documentation for investment agreements, shareholders’ agreements and other agreements. The financing provided to start-up companies needs to be conducted having regard for the company’s stage of growth and other circumstances, with an eye to anticipated exits through IPOs and M&As, and to that end we provide expert strategic advice based on our extensive experience.
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