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2019 Year-end Summary to clients, partners and friends

Strategic Incentives - Leadership, Ownership, Stewardship
Leadership - How Do We Scale
  • Long Term Incentive Plans
  • Synthetic Equity
  • Change in Control Bonus Plans
  • Nonqualified Deferred Comp

  • Qualified/401(k) Plans

Ownership - How to Be Resilient
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Entity/Ownership Structure
  • Profits Interest
  • Restricted Stock & Options
  • Sales to Insiders/ESOP
Stewardship - How to Harvest
  • Succession Planning
  • Retirement Planning
  • Estate/Charitable Strategies

  • Risk Management

  • Investment Planning

We Are Proud to Share Two of our High-Impact Assignments for 2019

Comprehensive Owner Planning

Founders of a $50M GovCon services firm sought three different succession paths: immediate cash out, grow & sell, and a perpetual entity. We mitigated many related conflicts via a dual-track succession planning.

  • Foundationally, we assessed and confirmed each family’s very different succession readiness.
  • We modified a “fair” entity structure via a internal redemption plan, stock options and a purchase price adjustment thereby right-sizing payouts to each owner across different scenarios including future sale.
  • We program-managed the entire 9-month project across valuation, estate planning, tax-reduction, leadership succession and third-party sale evaluation.

RESULT | Succession roadmap resolved deep owner conflicts

Talent Retention to Drive Maximum Value

Institutional Investors of a $300M financial technology (FinTech) firm sought a resilient incentive design to attract and retain top industry talent through an eventual sale at maximum company value.

  • Amid a complicated and nuanced ownership structure, we offered a welcome visibility to execs and owners via rigorous scenario analysis around payout triggers.
  • We facilitated decision-making process in designing a unique value share structure with gradually rising pool allocation with min/max, based on level of sales proceeds.
  • The unit-based synthetic equity plan with fully committed grant provisions fit the company culture and harmonized stakeholders, hailed by senior leadership as a life saver.

RESULT | A “Life Saver” retention plan helped enable a $2+ Billion exit

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