Corporate Investors

How we can help Corporate Investors

As an investor you know that there are several key things of great importance – knowing about markets and industries that should be on your radar and understanding more about them – before the competition does.

You know your specialism, but cutting through the data can sometimes be challenging. Once you have found them, you need to do your homework. DataGardener can help with both.

Corporate Investors

Credit and Risk Management

For investors, it is not just about finding new investees or prospective investees – it is about accurate and trusted information to allow your operations team to manage clients effectively and de-risk your investment.

DataGardener can provide you with the risk and credit management information on companies for both the onboarding stage and as an ongoing reporting tool by providing alerts on:

  • Changes to shareholder structures
  • Director changes
  • Late filing
  • Adverse flags
  • Credit reports
  • County Court Judgement – CCJ – Information
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Finding New Investment Opportunities for your portfolio

As an investor, you know your market, you know the industries you operate in – but we can help you find those potential investees that fit your investment portfolio profile and be able to contact them.

DataGardener can help you to focus your effort on the companies that are right for you.

Are you looking for companies that are of a certain age where they have achieved high-profit margins over a specific period? Are you looking for data on high growth businesses that have had a substantial increase in assets?

No matter who you are looking to target, we can help you find whatever you need by using our advanced search capabilities to filter on:

Company data for Corporate Investors

Use your search criteria to build new customer targets, lists or profiles and our social media connectivity to contact them.

Download filed documents.

Find directors and related companies using our relationship tree.

Export and create personalised marketing lists.

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We can also provide solutions that enable your sales and marketing team to contact those potential investee companies by the most suitable channels.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

How do I find investors?

There are numerous ways to find investors – some are easier than others. You could use a search engine for example and look that way, you could apply to an Angel Investor network for example or you could start at the logical place and build a list using DataGardener and work your way through the list of websites methodically.

How do I find investors for my business?

Whatever you do – do your research into the investment company before you even think about approaching them. That, I the first thig to say. Make sure that you are contacting the right type of investment company, they are not all the same.

Within the DataGardener database, we have the ability for you to generate a list (along with website, email and physical addresses) by which you could approach them.

How do you find private investors?

Once you have finalised your business plan you can start searching for private investors. It would be a good idea to start small, working through your professional and personal networks. Try your chamber of commerce, small business community groups, trade associations and local angel investor networks.

How do you connect with investors?

If you are looking to contact an investor the first thing to do is send an email if you know their address and do not be afraid if it is a generic address since they are often circulated around the company or to an angel network anyway. Your email should include you elevated pitch telling the investor who you are and what you do.

If you do not have their email address, or you cannot find their address, it is perfectly acceptable to call the company and ask to whom you need to send it.

Another source is LinkedIn, all you need is to search for investors or angel investors and you will get more than enough results.

If you need a list of investment firms then you can use DataGardener where you can export a list of investment companies and work your way through a list generated by your search criteria. You will also find a list of contact details such as the registered address, generic email address and website address of the firms on your list.

How do I find an angel investor?

Within the DataGardener database, we have the ability for you to generate a list (along with website, email and physical addresses) by which you could approach them.

How can I find investors for free?

If you are looking to do this since you are a Start Up, get in touch since we can help you. Within our database, we have the ability for you to generate a list (along with website, email and physical addresses) by which you could approach them.

What is a corporate investor?

A corporate investor is a company that invests in other businesses. It is common in this scenario that the corporate investor will be shown as a corporate entity on the shareholder structure rather than as an individual – but not always.

Who are corporate investors?

Corporate investors can be Venture Capitalists also known as VCs or private equity investors and are essentially financial investors in a company. They are the fund managers that invest in high-risk, high-return investments on behalf of a fund.

What is a Venture Capitalist?

Venture Capitalists essentially raise a fund in millions of dollars from private and institutional investors and invest those funds in a company, often known as “portfolio companies”, with the aim of securing a return, usually a substantial one.

Where do investors get their information?

The answer is lots of place. Investors use many, many things to get information – market intelligence, market insights (not insider information though) and… data.

The information that investors use comes from publicly available information in the form of news releases, annual reports and filing. Fund managers will most likely have a team of financial experts analysing specific companies, markets and economic data, who will make recommendations.

Above all else, investors have their experience, judgment and gut feeling to help!

What are the different types of investors?

There are a number of different types of investors as listed below:Below are five of the most common types of investors, as well as recommendations for when they should be considered.

  • Banks. Often people will try this first.
  • Angel investors. As mentioned above.
  • Peer-to-peer lenders. This is a relatively new way of getting investment and absolutely worthwhile.
  • Venture capitalists. As mentioned above.
  • Personal investors. Friends and Family, and often the bank of Mum and Dad. Never underestimate them.

What is the role of investors?

Investors are those who purchase shares of a company for the long term with the belief that the company has strong prospects. Their role is to support the company in whichever way they see fit. Given that they are likely contributing financially, they may deem that to be primary role, but some may be much more involved – some are proactive, and some are less so.

How do investors affect businesses?

If the investor has voting rights on the board of directors, then they have a right and a role in affecting decisions and direction of the company.

In reality, the senior management team make the decisions relating to the day to day running of the company. It is often the case that the senior management team are in fact investors in the company (by virtue of the fact that they are often shareholders as well but not always).

What is a high growth business?

This question is open to interpretation but a company performing better, or expected to perform better than its industry peers or the market as a whole and generating a return on equity of greater than 15% are generally classified as high growth companies.