By By Dennis McCarthy – (213) 222-8260 – email@example.com –
The law firm, Latham & Watkins, has been a great source for valuable webinars. Recently, I highlighted one on preparing for the 2013 proxy season (link). This time, however, Latham produced a useful print article on venture loans.
A venture loan is a niche loan used by private companies, often venture-backed, to get capital which is less expensive than equity.
In the article, the authors provide a list of deal terms and valuable commentary as to what is most common, in their experience.
I was surprised to learn about a “change in management default”, apparently a frequent term. But the article covers many issues including typical loan maturities, covenants, collateral, prepayment provisions, etc.
Again, thanks to Latham & Watkins for continuing to provide helpful materials on the capital markets.
As always, please contact me to help your company to complete any capital market project.
Link to article: Checklist of Venture Loan Terms with Commentary