Crypto and Your 409A Valuation

Back in 2017 when my mom called me out of the blue to ask about “the Bitcoin trend” after hearing it mentioned on a Chinese talk radio show, I knew just how hot cryptocurrencies had become. Fast forward to today. The late 2017 hype of crypto run up may have...

The Continued Rise of the EMI: Can Private Companies Ride the Wave?

Of the many types of share schemes available to companies in the UK, none has had quite as much success as the Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI). In fact, 83% of companies who offer tax-advantaged schemes offer an EMI.1 Its versatility and tax efficiency have made the EMI particularly popular with...

US Government Shutdown Stalls Hot IPO Market

At the end of 2018 there was almost unprecedented enthusiasm about the potential for the IPO market in 2019. Several household technology names were rumored to be preparing to list as soon as Q1, and a few of them had already disclosed that they had filed an S-1 confidentially with...

How the Wates Principles Can Benefit UK Private Companies

  ‘Corporate governance’ and ‘private companies’ haven’t historically been two terms found in the same sentence, due in part to the fact that private companies have been left to their own devices on all things governance related – that is, until now. ‘But is this needed?’ I hear you cry....