I feel really bad for posting this because I'm completly unable to make a proper search about my question. There is a very high chance that this is more than duplicate, and I apologize.
I would like to invest some of my money (about 10.000€) in a company that is already up and running (since 1996) and is already worth quite a lot of money.
I have absolutly no idea on the risks, the duties/rights, the things to know, to avoid, etc. I really don't know what to ask, I'm looking for information and advice. I'm just a regular guy an this is a lot of money, but I feel it is a good investment nonetheless. I would just like to know what I'm getting into as much as I can.
I've already contacted the company itself saying pretty much the same thing, and my bank. I'm expecting their answers to be different and yours to be more neutral.
Please know that I'm from belgium and that I am 25 years old, and that I currently have a job and a half, if that's relevant. Money income is reliable is what I meant.
I was thinking of investing in actions (because I don't know if there are even other ways to invest) and what it really means for me, the company, the bank, and my future.
I'm expecting to take my money back in about 10 years, considering how the flow goes. If they tend to go bankrupt I'm guessing I'll take it earlier, I'm not that misinformed.
Alright, if you have any question please ask in the comments, I want to make sure you have as much information as you need so you can help me better.
And thank you a lot for your time. I'll be on stackoverflow returning the favour if you have any programming question :D