Incentivisation arrangements


Our clients are successful because of the exceptional talent they possess. Striking the right balance between retaining and incentivising investment executives, while offering an attractive opportunity to investors is a prerequisite to establishing an enduring track record as a private equity fund manager. Our clients have absolute confidence that we can strike that balance, again and again.

We are often involved in structuring funds from the very first term sheet. We draw on our extensive experience of advising management teams to ensure that incentives are considered from the start. When combined with the depth of our specialist tax advice, we ensure that tax-efficient structures are embedded into the overall fund structure.

Our clients also approach us once a fund has been established, confident that we can smoothly integrate a programme of incentives within the confines of an existing investment structure.

We develop incentivisation arrangements to suit each client. These schemes allow our clients, where desired, to match very closely each executive's rewards to his or her performance.

We also recognise that fund managers often recruit globally. We specialise in providing tailored arrangements that cater for individual tax positions. We also recognise that executives can change their employer, and we ensure that our incentive schemes have the appropriate leaver protections for the manager as well as the executives.


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