[Name & Address of Company Seeking Capital]
This will confirm the terms of our mutual understanding and agreement ("Agreement") in connection with the efforts of ("Finder") to obtain financing for ("Company") as follows:
The Company hereby authorizes Finder, on a [nonexclusive or exclusive] basis, to identify investors, underwriters, joint venturers, lenders and/or guarantors (collectively "Investors") interested in
providing Financing (as defined below) for the Company on terms acceptable to the Company and the
However, it is agreed that the Finder shall have no continuing role or part of the negotiations or relationship between any Investors that the Finder identifies to the Company (apart from any rights granted
under section 2); and that Finder is not now, nor shall it ever be, an agent of the Company. Finder
specifically warrants and represents that (s)he shall not represent (her)himself as an agent of the Company
and agrees to indemnify the Company for any liability, fees (including attorney’s fees), costs or expenses, or settlements which the Company incurs as a result of any representation to third-parties by the Finder.
It is understood that Finder is acting as a finder only, is not a licensed securities or real estate broker or dealer, and shall have no authority to enter into any commitments on the Company's behalf, or to
negotiate the terms of Financing, or to hold any funds or securities in connection with Financing or to
perform any act which would require Finder to become licensed as a securities or real estate broker or
If Financing is consummated within months after termination of this Agreement, then Finder shall
be entitled to a cash fee as follows:
[e.g., 5% of the first $1,000,000 of Financing;
4% of the next $1,000,000 of Financing;
3% of the next $1,000,000 of Financing;
2% of the next $1,000,000 of Financing; and
1% of any amount in excess of $4,000,000 of Financing].
“Financing”, as used herein, shall mean all amounts furnished to or for the use of the Company with Investors directed or introduced by, or through the efforts of, Finder after the date of this Agreement,
whether by investment in equity or debt securities of the Company, loans, loan commitments, guarantees of
indebtedness, leasing, sale and leaseback, joint ventures or licensing.
[Optional: Additional Compensation.
Finder shall receive, [along with the cash fees set forth above], (duration in years) warrants to purchase equity interests in the Company equal to % of the amount of equity interests purchased by
Investors and/or issuable to Investors upon conversion of convertible securities sold or issued to Investors
or exercise of warrants issued to Investors. The purchase price and conditions of such equity interests shall
be the same as for those issuable to the Investors. The warrants shall be issued to Finder for the cash sum of
(nominal sum) paid by the Finder.]
The fees due Finder as set forth in Section 2 above shall be paid by bank or cashier's check at the closing of Financing. In the event that a portion of the Financing is completed in delayed increments, the
fee shall be paid pro-rata as each increment is advanced.
This Agreement may be terminated at any time by either party by written notice to the other party in accordance with the notice provisions listed in section __, but such termination shall not affect the
obligation of the Company to pay the finder's fee hereunder as to Financing consummated within months
after such termination with any Investor directed or introduced by Finder to the Company or through the
efforts of Finder prior to such termination.
5. Accurate Information.
The Company hereby represents and warrants that all information provided Finder pertaining to the Company shall be true and correct; and the Company shall hold Finder harmless from any and all
liability, expenses or claims arising from the disclosure or use of such information.
6. Applicable Law.
This Agreement is governed by and construed under the laws of the State of ______, and any action brought by either party against the other party to enforce or interpret this Agreement shall be brought
in an appropriate court of such State. In the event of any such action, the prevailing party shall recover all
costs and expenses thereof, including reasonable attorney's fees from the losing party.
Any notice, request, instruction or other document to be given under this Agreement by either
party to the other party shall be in writing and (a) delivered personally; (b) sent by telecopy; (c) delivered
by overnight express (charges prepaid); or (d) sent by registered or certified mail, postage prepaid:
If to Company to:
If to Finder to:
or at such other address for a party as shall be specified by like notice. Any notice which is delivered
personally, telecopied or sent by overnight express in the manner provided in this section 8 shall be deemed
to have been duly given to the party to whom it is addressed upon actual receipt by such party. Any notice
which is addressed and mailed in the manner herein provided shall be conclusively presumed to have been
given to the party to whom it is addressed at the close of business, local time of the recipient, on the third
business day after it is so placed in the mail.
8. Complete Understanding.
This Agreement and the Purchase Agreement constitute the entire agreement and understanding
between the parties and supersedes all prior agreements and understanding, both written and oral, between
the parties hereto with respect to the subject matter.
9. Headings and Capitalized Terms.
The headings herein are for convenience only, do not constitute a part of this Agreement and shall not be deemed to limit or affect any of its provisions
10. Successors and Assigns.
The terms and conditions of this Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the
parties and their respective successors and permitted assigns. Neither Finder nor Company may assign
their rights or delegate their obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of the other.
11. Modification and Waiver.
None of the terms or conditions of this Agreement may be waived except in writing by the party
which is entitled to the benefits thereof. No supplement, modification or amendment of this Agreement
shall be binding unless executed in writing by Finder and Company. No waiver of any of the provisions of
this Agreement shall be deemed or shall constitute a waiver of any other provision (whether or not similar)
nor shall such waiver constitute a continuing waiver.
12. Invalid Provisions.
If any provision of this Agreement is held to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable under present or
future laws by any court of competent jurisdiction, such illegality, invalidity or unenforceability shall not
affect the legality, enforceability or validity of any other provisions or of the same provision as applied to
any other fact or circumstance and such illegal, unenforceable or invalid provision shall be modified to the
minimum extent necessary to make such provision legal, valid or enforceable, as the case may be.
If the foregoing correctly sets forth our Agreement, please sign and return the enclosed copy of
AGREED TO AND ACCEPTED AS OF THE DATE HEREOF