I'm in the UK and in negotiations with a potential angel investor. The offer they have made is a loan note that would be repayable on exit, in exchange for equity. I hadn't heard of this before, is this normal? Is there anything I should be aware of (other than the investment would be paid back at exit)?

This sounds like a "Convertible Note" which is fairly common, at least in the US. Here is a good definition:

I'm not sure how these are typically structured in the UK so you'll definitely want to speak to a local lawyer about it.

Answered 6 years ago

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