Employee Share Ownership
An Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP) is an employee-owner program that provides staff with an ownership interest in your company, but still allows you to retain control of the business.
ESOPs generally prevent any one employee from holding too much of the company’s equity.
It is worth knowing that over half of the companies listed in Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work for in America” operate as ESOPs.
The principal motivation for ESOPs is to drive business financial performance and free you up . Staff benefit financially when the business performs well.
ESOP regimes are very country specific and we partner with external specialists for country-client specific advice.
Important Caveat – Choosing whether this transition alternative, or a mix of the other 7 alternatives on our website, is right for you really depends on your (and your shareholders) individual circumstances. This important decision requires careful analysis, before deciding which alternative strategy suits your circumstance the best. Smart transition decisions.