Head of Corporate
How businesses are owned, and the relationships between those owners, is a fundamental part of all businesses. We have a depth of experience that ensures all these issues are dealt with.
From alphabet shares through to preference and redeemable shares there are many different ways of structuring a business’s equity that can be used to facilitate investment and achieve the conditions to fulfil wider strategic objectives. Our experienced team can advise on all these issues.
These fundamental documents for all businesses regulate the relationship between the owners of the business and can range from the very simple to highly sophisticated agreements that act as the conduit for all aspects of the business from its growth to planning around succession and exit issues. Our grasp of these issues along with their practical application ensures we can deliver the most appropriate solution for our clients.
The use of option agreements, both unapproved and approved (such as EMI schemes), are an increasingly important part of the capital structuring of businesses and the incentivisation and retention of key people. We understand both the mechanics of putting the options in place but also the wider context of the objectives they are designed to achieve.