You may need a Shareholders Agreement or Investment Agreement when a third party wishes to invest in your company. Sometimes, these agreements can also be appropriate where you and one or more founder entrepreneurs are setting up a company.
Shareholders Agreements and Investment Agreements are highly bespoke documents that can range from the very simple to the very complex.
A standard Shareholders Agreement might include clauses dealing with the sale of shares in the future and ‘veto’ items which prevent certain actions taking place without an agreed level of shareholder consent.
As a founder entrepreneur with a controlling shareholding you may well find that you can secure all the protection you need through your company’s Articles of Association. This can save both time and money. See our Articles of Association page for more information or take a look at the following fact sheets:
You will also find a simple template Shareholders Agreement for sale here.
Please do not hesitate to contact an Everyman Solicitor on 0845 868 0960 for a free discussion about Shareholders Agreements or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Everyman Legal Resources area has been introduced in response to our solicitors' frustration at not being able to assist business people and individuals who need to create legal documents but do not have the budget to engage a solicitor to provide them with a fully bespoke service.
Our documents are designed to be flexible and easy to amend. Accordingly, no template documents for sale through our website include any non-standard formatting.