Introducing the Solium Blog

  With a recent influx of new talent at Solium — the array of which is sometimes a bit dazzling for this seven-year veteran — I’ve come across the same question at least 17 times: “How is it that Solium doesn’t have a blog?” Who did this asking, exactly? Well,...

Is a Tender Offer Right for You?

In this age of companies staying private longer, some private companies still have their sights clearly set on an IPO. Some are in “maybe someday” mode, while others may never choose to take the leap. Every company is different, and there is no right answer — only the right answer...

Promissory Notes: The Insider Story

Privately held companies on the IPO journey are often curious about promissory notes. As private companies, they can accept these loans as payment from employees to cover the cost of their equity award exercises. As public companies, will they still have the ability to extend these loans? It depends on...

The IPO Strikes Back

Growing a company? Hard. Hiring, motivating and retaining employees? Hard.  Preparing your company for an IPO?  Really hard. Finding the right IPO guidebook? Easy.   Equity administration is complex, no matter what stage your company is at. You may have just hired your first engineer, raised your Series B, become...

Synergy 2018: More Than a Feeling!

From start to finish, the overwhelming theme of our 2018 client conference was L-O-V-E. And not the contrived or insincere kind either. It was genuine! It was heartfelt! From the pre-conference love on our social media accounts, to the smiles and hugs at Friday afternoon’s wrap-up, Synergy 2018 will be...

ASU 2018-07: The Low-Down on FASB’s Changes to Non-Employee Accounting

By now you may have heard that  FASB announced the issuance of ASU 2018-07: Simplifications to Accounting for Nonemployee Share-Based Payments on June 20, 2018. If FASB announcements give you existential angst and you’re looking for the bottom line, Shareworks Product Manager Erin Herlihy has got your back! Let’s see what...