Cross border investment is present when internationalisation of a company is at stake. When a start-up aims at an expansion across borders, some financing from foreign investors might be needed, not only for the company to be financially capable of expanding, but also to acquire some knowledge regarding the market it desires to enter.
With the need for an external party to help with a multicultural transaction BAE was born.
The BAE, where APBA is already a member, is a network of business angels across Europe. BAE allows investors to bring the projects they have been devoting their finance and time to an European dimension. BAE gives the possibility of projects, which are already established in one European country, to pitch their idea off borders with the aim of expanding their business.