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Investors in Companies


Business Investments and Investors

An investor is a person or corporate entity who provides financial or other assistance to a business in return for a gain.

In most situations the investment will be in the form of a cash contribution either for the business to use in its general operations or for a specific project, area of activity or a particular asset.

The investor’s return might take one of several forms depending on the type of investment made and the agreement which was reached at the time. Some common forms of investments in businesses are share, debentures and loans.

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