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#5 French Investor Network masterclass: Take the plunge and attempt the Business Angel journey


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Prior to investing, angel investors normally seek to review all the aspects of the deal. This enables them to investigate the key aspects of the business and the investment proposal before committing to an investment.


Join the last session of the workshop series based on real cases and learn how to conduct a due diligence process, what must be considered before closing the deal.

The fifth and last session will focus on:

Basic legal aspects

  • Mostly IP rights
  • Patent, trademark, copyrights
  • Difference between Copyright, Trademark and Patents
  • Protection of IP rights
  • Proprietary technology or not
  • Regulated sector?
  • Major contracts
  • Review of the legal documentation
  • Never accept blindly existing legal documentation!


Corporate governance

  • Board of directors
  • Board of advisors/EC/Strategic Committee or not?
  • Sharing of info
  • Role of BAs
  • Representation of BAs


Exit strategy

  • Can I exit when I want?
  • Sale or IPO within 2 years…
  • Is it a hot M&A market?
  • Relevant transactions in the same sector
  • Potential buyers
  • Projected valuation at the different rounds
  • Timing of exit
  • What if no exit strategy?



About the speaker
Franck Courmont, an Angel Investor, who has 25-years experience as an M&A Lawyer at US Law Firms, Investment Banks and an International Hospitality Group. In parallel, he launched two Real Estate Ventures in France and Florida. He took the plunge to become a full-time Business Angel a couple of years ago. Capitalising on his knowledge of the hospitality industry, together with his legal background; he is an adept of “smart money” to make an impact on the startup business industry.


Terms & Conditions

  • This event is for members only.
  • Full payment is required upon registration. 
  • Should you need to cancel, please do so no later than two working days before the date of the event.
  • No shows will not be refunded.
  • Please note that photographs and videos may be taken during the event for news and publicity purposes.


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