Frequently Asked Questions

Who are we?

We are a corporate intermediary of products & services and take pride in introducing our private clients to a wide spectrum of investment opportunities for experienced investors. We help in the fundraising process and in most cases, our clients receive a fixed return (as opposed a variable return) from the respective company seeking funding. Our private clients come from all professions but tend to be experienced investors, such as a sophisticated investor or a high-net-worth individual. Projects vary between different market sectors, as do the risks and rewards. As with any business proposal, it is important to seek independent financial advice before investing your capital.

How can your investments offer a much higher rate of interest than the high street banks?

The brochures we display have behind them highly profitable business which reflects the interest rates they can offer. With low overheads and increased funding from investors these business benefit from major economies of scale allowing them fast market expansion. They are effectively giving a portion of their profit away in the form of investor interest but in return, they get the capital they need to be profitable.

Are there any hidden fees?

There are no hidden fees. Please read the terms carefully when considering an investment as each project and their fees will be different.

What are your fees?

Introducer’s fee varies between projects. We receive an introducers fee for each successful applicant made to our corporate partners.

What is a bond?

A bond is a debt investment in which an investor loans money to an entity (typically corporate or government) which borrows the funds for a defined period of time at a variable or fixed interest rate. Bonds are used by companies, states and sovereign governments to raise money and finance a variety of projects and activities.

With a bond or a loan note am I investing in the company?

No this is very different to a stock or a share. You are not investing in the company you are lending the company money for a fixed period of time at a fixed interest. With a share you own a part of the company and your growth could be higher, lower, or even negative depending on company performance.

Why do these businesses not borrow from the bank themselves?

Since the financial crises of 2008, it has become increasingly difficult for businesses to get the funding they need, the banks are not lending at the rate they used to. Another factor worth mentioning is that an investment bank or a hedge fund that may be capable of lending capital required may well ask for interest and in addition to that an equity stake in the development or business itself.

What is meant by the term Asset-Backed?

An asset-backed bond/loan note is a loan that is secured against the borrower’s assets. If the borrower defaults on the loan the investor typically has first legal charge over the borrowers’ assets. The assets are used as collateral and can be sold to pay back the loan. It can be thought as the same way as a high street bank lending a mortgage, the bank offers the capital needed to buy or develop a property and in return, the customer offers the house as security for the loan.

What is a loan note?

Very similar to a Bond A loan note is a professionally structured financial instrument; it is a legally binding contract that specifies the direction of the loan is required to be repaid and the interest payable. Loan notes have the same security qualities found in a mortgage facility.

How will Brexit affect your investments?

The effect that Brexit will have to the UK is, at this stage, uncertain. However, if we do go into a period of economic slowdown we believe fixed return products are a safe option, as traditionally investors look to these in uncertain times. Interest rates may also go down further making a high-interest bond or a loan note an increasingly attractive option. We take pride in supporting UK businesses during these uncertain times.

Why fill in an investor form?

Self-declaring your investor status does not commit you to invest. There are no obligations as well as no cost to you to signing an investor form with LGP. As part of our regulatory obligation to the Financial Services and Markets ACT 2000, you are required to declare what type of investor you are. You simply must be able to declare that you qualify as an eligible investor; either a restricted investor, self-certified sophisticated investor or a high-net-worth individual.

About LionGate Partners

In becoming a client of our firm, you will gain access to a modern and diverse range of alternative market opportunities and bespoke services. We act as agents to our corporate clients and take care when introducing their products and services to you.  Our focus is on your return custom through having good products and services that match your appetite to the risks and rewards. We can not guarantee each opportunity will be suitable for you, but we’ll listen, take note, and consider your investment preference when reviewing new opportunities.

Our Process

Every client is allocated a personal consultant that will be their single access point to provide a personalised tailored service, professional execution of orders, and to handle administrative issues. Clients are given comprehensive disclosure on the opportunities we present. We offer a broad range of opportunities and pride ourselves on being able to source attractive propositions throughout the world’s economy.

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