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aditum, 8 Brunswick Square, Bristol, BS2 8PE | Tel: 02081234 678 | info@aditum.co.uk

Investment Readiness


The purpose is to prepare the company for the funding process.


The essence of this is identifying the most appropriate funding sources then establishing the right information package to deliver the message clearly and concisely to potential funders.


Aditum will work with you; it is a partnership approach with the company and its advisers.

The process is set out below and is delivered through a clearly defined series of sessions with one or more of the management team.


Clients are start-up, early stage or established but small ventures seeking typically £50,000 to £3,000,000 of funding though equity, debt or grant sources, or, more likely, a mix.


There are a range of key issues to be dealt with:

  • Evaluation of the impact of ownership dilution
  • Consideration of the pros and cons of equity vs other sources (debt, grants, internal funds)
  • Examine the business proposition and assess the chances of success
  • Examine the company’s business plan and company documentation
  • Business plan
  • Business model
  • Management team
  • Financial structure
  • Consider deal structures
  • Valuation review
  • Identification of suitable sources
  • Liaising with other professionals involved, specifically lawyer and accountant
  • Establish time and milestone based action plan.


Aditum's services include:

  • Develop funder presentation and dry-run
  • Approach funding sources (possibly in conjunction with other advisers)
  • Support during the fund-raising process

Pricing of Aditum services will depend on a number of factors including:

  • Amount of money to be raised
  • Mix of sources
  • Strength of proposition
  • Stage of business
  • Experience of management team
  • Ability to prepare appropriate plan

There will normally be a fixed fee based on a judgement of time required. There may be a fee contingent on the successful completion of a deal.