At minimum, the plan should include :
You should also include an executive summary of your business proposal along with the business plan.
If your firm has the potential to fit with GSEM's investment preferences, you will be contacted in order to discuss your business in more depth.
If, after this conversation, a mutual fit is still seen, you'll be asked to visit with GSEM for a one- to-two hour meeting to discuss the opportunity in more detail.
After this meeting, GSEM will determine whether or not to move forward to the due diligence stage of the process.
The due diligence phase will vary depending upon the nature of your business proposal.
If the due diligence phase is satisfactory, GSEM will offer you a term sheet.
This is a non-binding document that spells out the basic terms and conditions of the investment agreement.
The term sheet is generally negotiable and must be agreed upon by all parties, after which you should expect a wait of roughly three to four weeks for completion of legal documents and legal due diligence before funds are made available.