In 2001, the current private client business was established with the express intention to open up the world of investing in early stage companies to private investors.
At the time, private investors often only gained access once companies reached the listing stage, generally through an initial public offering (IPO). Typically, long before going public, many private companies received expansion capital through various sources including banks, fund managers, venture capitalists and angel investors. Early stage investment often offers higher potential returns to investors willing to take the inherent risk of investing into smaller companies.
CSS Partners has been making early stage investments available to private investors since 2001, providing a service enabling individuals to assess both the upside potential against the risks involved and make an informed investment decision.