This form of investment consists of acquiring shares in a company with the right to participate in company profits and increases in assets value. The purchase of shares is based on a win-win partnership relationship in a business context whereby the investor becomes a minority partner in the company.
At the end of the partnership, First Nations Venture Capital of Quebec withdraws from the company under previously established buyback terms.
For all intents and purposes, a debenture is a bond, except that no asset is offered to secure the loan. Confidence in the project and the credit reputation associated with the promoter serve as security. A debenture may feature flexible reimbursement conditions or a moratorium on the reimbursement of capital. The duration of the intervention is on average seven years.
This form of investment consists of an unsecured loan and a premium associated with the financial results achieved by the business. To promote the success of a project, the equity loan may feature flexible reimbursement conditions or a postponement on the reimbursement of capital. At the end of the investment, the promoter is able to pursue his or her activities and sustain the growth of his or her business project. The duration of the intervention is on average seven years.