Effort Equity Swap


So you are a business that needs a major project undertaking? Maybe you need help to expand? But what happens if you cannot afford it? The answer could lie in effort-equity swap. But what is effort-equity swap? The simple answer is that you swap equity in your company for the efforts of a business, individual or consortium in return for their effort, expertise and resources in order to grow your business. You give them a shareholding in return for something you or your business may not be able to afford but urgently require in order to either drive forward or keep pace with your competitors. There is a growing market in effort-equity swap and Esgil have certainly seen a surge in enquiries for this especially with major IT and high technology expertise. Indeed Esgil have completed 5 such deals this year. Advised on 3 deals for clients and have client advisory work and 2 more deals in the pipeline. This article is the first in a series about effort-equity swap. So what is the first thing to do? Firstly define exactly what you want to achieve the sort of effort and expertise you require and the people you wish to have behind it. Be rigorous. You will have to give up some control over your business and you may only have one chance to get it right. We will be writing a lot more about this subject so please visit again to learn more.

Recruitment Sector – Opportunities Available 2016


I am working with an investor, who is looking to make investments within the recruitment sector in the next twelve months. My client is a very experienced small market investor who likes to take a hands on role with his investments where possible. My client has excellent budgets available and where possible would like to invest under the SEIS scheme. I have worked with this client on some projects previously. For more information and a confidential discussion regarding this please use the form below to contact me.

April 2014 update


So what has been happening recently? Well, quite a few good things actually! I have finally managed to get rid of the bane of my life and cause of a few health issues that is known as incessant international travel. I do not want to see the inside of an airport or aircraft every Monday morning or Friday night ever again and so far its all looking good. 🙂 I am still doing some IT consultancy from time to time, while I build up The Investment Network. This business is doing well so far with over 100 business and investment oppportunities available along with over 50 blogs and advice papers with more coming soon. If I can be of any help on either front please do let me know. The website is going from strength to strength in terms of new visitors and hit rate. I have also restarted a project I started last year to write a book but I had to abandon this owing to various issues. I am hoping to get this published beforre the end of the year. It will be available in all electronic formats and in paper copy as well. The paper version looks like it might have to be highly priced but I know the electronic versions will be as cheap as chips. There are few other projects in the pipeline which I hope to be able to write more about soon. Some more exciting news will be announced shortly as well 🙂