SELL OR ACQUIRE SHARES OF LEADING UNICORNS
PRE-IPO buys shares of venture-backed companies from existing shareholders & organizes club deals.
PRE-IPO started its Private Equity activities based on the observation that tech companies are staying private for longer thus creating a liquidity gap for all shareholders. PRE-IPO fulfill this gap and acts as a liquidity provider overtime purchasing shares in late-stage venture-backed companies from existing shareholders (founders, employees and early investors).
Our two main investment criteria are the quality of the cap table and a medium term exit horizon (maximum 3 years). We thus constantly monitor tech market fundraising and review top-tier VC portfolios to source deals that fit our highly selective criteria. Deals selected are proposed to our exclusive investors' club.
" No liquidity, no value "
FOR FOUNDERS & EMPLOYEES
We believe that founders & employees net worth shouldn’t just be theorical and they should get the liquidity they deserve to buy a house, diversify their financial portfolio, pay off taxes or large expense, start a new business and / or invest in startups.
On top of that, employee liquidity becomes more important as companies stay private longer. Employees have varying financial needs and liquidity allows them to address these needs without leaving for a public competitor.
FOR HISTORICAL SHAREHOLDERS
Business angels and early VCs meet their return objectives far before a major liquidity events as now tech companies IPOs in average after 10 years. In consequence, they need to divest a part or all of their participation in order to diversify and / or de-risk.
" Access the inaccessible "
PRE-IPO propose to its investors' club (open to qualified or professional investors) to invest in late stage / pre-IPO venture-backed companies on a deal by deal basis.
BACKED BY TOP TIER PE FUNDS
On top of investing alongside the most succesful and exclusive PE funds in the world, we rely on their capacity to manage and develop the companies they are invested in
HIGH GROWTH & PROFITABLE
We invest in fast growing companies (minimum 20% per year) and profitable at a constant perimeter, i.e., excluding growth financing
SHORT EXIT HORIZON
A short to medium term exit is key as we expect a payback period of maximum 3 years
DISRUPTIVE GLOBAL TECH COMPANIES
We are agnostic in terms of sectors and we invest across the world with a focus on Europe & the United States
PRE-IPO is a brand of Invest Securities, an Investment Services Provider dedicated to entrepreneurs. Invest Securities is supervised by the Prudential Control and Resolution Authority (ACPR), regulated by the Financial Markets Authority (AMF) and registered in the register of financial agents (REGAFI) under number 13773.