Pires is seeking to become a niche strategic investor focusing on the funding gap for companies before IPO or other significant corporate events. At this point in their development, many companies find themselves in need of capital and corporate support to take that final step towards accessing larger sums from the capital markets. Pires can enable these companies to take this step by investing its own capital and, if necessary, introducing other investors through its network of contacts, as well as providing strategic corporate advice. Pires also takes stakes in small AIM or listed companies at the time of their Admission or corporate reconstruction. Our target companies will have strong, established management teams, and a track record of growth or confirmation of market acceptance.