Your time and trust are of the utmost importance to us. This is precisely why we take care of every single detail for you. Our expertise and profound understanding of intricate investment processes allow us to spot and manage every opportunity or issue before they arise while keeping you closely informed.
We do pay close attention to patterns. Whatever the sector, we have found that successful businesses share identifiable traits. Those who fail exhibit similar faults.
This understanding allows you to receive a bespoke solution if you wish to proceed with an investment you have identified – but also want to be certain of your choice.
Time saving – from due diligence to completion can significantly drain your time. To do these tasks well can be exhaustive, requiring a complete grasp of the minutiae and appreciation of the bigger picture.
Competitive deals – investors typically secure a meaningful discount on company valuations by working with us, because we can call on previous facts and figures to aid your negotiations and ensure you do not overpay.
Empathy – while you want a return on your investment, you will often want to share your knowledge and experiences to help a young business grow. We are mindful of the emotional impact of decisions, but sometimes must tell clients what they would prefer not to hear.
Experience – our proven team has years of expertise in evaluating young ventures and supporting investors. Although our company is young, we have helped angel investors fund over 25 companies, assessing 100 early-stage ventures over five years.
Business understanding – we understand early stage ventures and what it takes to carve out a niche. We recognise how disruptors can be disrupted, where challenges may emerge and why trends go out of fashion.
When we consider using a new service, we may take confidence from its story - and the answers it reveals.
Company founder, Stepan Galaev identified the growing demand for portfolio management services in the angel investment community while working on the investment portfolio of renowned UK angel investor – Nick Jenkins. After several years of deep-diving in the venture capital environment, he saw an opportunity to build a corporate finance firm that would cater to individuals with similar business ethics, and the strong belief that investing in young ventures can deliver both social and economic returns.
Expertise at every step of the journey
Today, Galaev & Co is a trusted, FCA-regulated service provider to prominent angel investors and family offices. Our range of services support the investment journey from due diligence to exit and we aim to help improve effectiveness at every stage of a deal.
We help to examine the critical aspects of private equity and venture capital management, such as negotiation strategy, organisational structure, and portfolio management. We adapt and invent to meet unprecedented investment challenges, find new pathways to significant growth, and increase returns on invested capital.
How we can help you
If you wish to refine your deal-making approach, enhance your investment expertise, and seize fleeting opportunities we can help. Whether you hold a portfolio of non-listed private equity investments, are looking to execute your first deal, or would like to learn more about SEIS/EIS, venture capital or angel investments – we can help.
We know young ventures well.
Every year: we go through 300 business plans, execute over 50 full due-diligence projects, and support the completion of over 20 deals.
The principles which we regard highly are frequently attractive to our clients, too.
Transparency – We like to understand the processes of people who work with us and what goes on ‘under the hood’. You will find we offer a similar level of transparency – we share all the details that matter about your potential investment: good and bad.
Independence – We welcome independent decision-makers, who are free to make their own choices. Likewise, our independence means we can offer truly impartial view.
Value-focused – We know which aspects of a business can potentially maximise returns and build our services around focusing on areas which bring value to you.