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This is a template checklist which sets out the steps typically required to take a series A investment transaction from signing to completion. The items included are examples only; when creating your own checklist you should always refer to the key transaction documents (typically a subscription agreement and shareholders’ agreement, and a new constitution reflecting the terms of the shareholders’ agreement) to determine what items need completing.

As this checklist covers only the most typical completion steps, it does not provide for the following items which are sometimes seen on investment transactions:

  • a rolling close, under which the company has a set amount of time after completion to find investment from other investors on the same terms
  • investment in tranches, i.e. more than one closing date
  • conversion of any debt or convertible notes on completion of the investment.

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