To protect their investment, investors usually want the right to receive certain specific and detailed information from the company on a regular basis, such as key performance metrics, MIS, any significant events, etc.

Investors also want to be able to carry out inspections, review documents and records, talk to vendors, employees, counsel, auditors etc., if they suspect any foul play of any kind. These are information and inspection rights that are usually negotiated and agreed in shareholders’ agreements.

Although as shareholders they have certain rights under the law, they seek additional information for greater protection.