Equity Fundamentals: Part 2

Everything you need to know about using your shares and equity.

Equity Fundamentals

If you’re unsure about the implications for your business when you give shares to your team, get all the answers you need in our jargon-free guide.

Download the second part of the Equity Fundamentals series for free and get the answers to questions UK businesses are asking about equity.

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Part 1

  • What exactly are shares?
  • How many should I have?
  • What rights do shareholders actually have?

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Part 2

  • What is equity dilution?
  • Why would a company issue new shares?
  • What are the alternative ways of issuing shares?

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Our team of equity specialists help UK SMEs every day of the week. If you are ready to give people shares (or options) then book a call to get some guidance.

Discover the best scheme type

We will outline the four most common ways of distributing shares, and the pros and cons of each one (e.g. tax-efficiency).

Understand the process

There are more than 20 steps involved in setting up a share scheme. We’ll explain what you need to do, and how to avoid the complexity and hassle by using our platform.

Figure out the costs

And not just for set up, because it’s important to know what you’re in for over the lifetime of a scheme.

Learn how to stay compliant

Around 50% of all existing EMI schemes are not compliant. Every year non-compliance costs shareholders many millions upon exit. We’ll help you avoid the mother of all headaches when it is time to exit.

Ask a Vestd expert:

  • How we can help you set up a new share scheme
  • Why it is important to digitise an existing scheme
  • How to offset the costs of a share scheme against your tax liability
  • How to incentivise shareholders in a way that minimises their own tax bill
  • To show you a demo of the Vestd platform