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Growth shares

Issue growth shares digitally via the UK’s most advanced equity management platform. Avoid expensive lawyers and manage your shareholders with ease.


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What's so good about growth shares?

Growth shares are incredibly flexible. There are no statutory requirements or limits to abide by. Recipients benefit from growth in company value from the time at which they are issued.

Ideal for non-employees

Recipients become shareholders immediately

All sorts of conditions can be set


How do growth shares work?

Growth shares are issued at a ‘hurdle rate’ and provide recipients with a share in the future capital growth of the business. This minimises dilution for existing shareholders. Recipients don’t need to pay any Income Tax when they receive the shares, only CGT on any gains when they are sold.


What kind of conditions can be set?

You can set conditions for recipients, such as achieving milestones, or staying with the company for an agreed period of time, so long as your Articles of Association have been drafted to enable this. We’ll help you figure out the best conditions - what’s most important is that the criteria is clear and not subjective.


Why choose Vestd for growth shares?

Guided scheme design

Vestd provides UK companies with a fully guided service for growth shares and other share schemes. You’ll always get five star support. Get started by booking a free consultation.

Company valuations

Growth shares are issued at a hurdle rate, which is typically a small premium above the company’s current value. We will provide you with an up-to-date, defensible valuation.

Legal docs included

You can use the Vestd articles of association for free in the event that your articles don’t have the right provisions in place (to ensure that dilution and exits are handled correctly).


The platform itself allows you to manage all aspects of share and option management concisely in one place. The automations and integrations save you time. But while the platform is great, it is the team that makes Vestd stand out. From pre-sales to onboarding and the ever-helpful support team - not only do they support on the platform but provide excellent knowledge in this area.
Jenny James
Jenny James
Chief Operating Officer, Findr
Great platform. The team always provide brilliant support. I would definitely recommend using Vestd to anyone who needs to set up and administer an EMI scheme.
Sarah T.
Sarah T.
Straight forward and structured approach - so good for founders and also FD/CFO/advisor who is looking to get share capital and share option schemes in place.
Ciaran O.
Ciaran O.
A fantastic platform. The price is fixed. The customer support is fantastic and readily available. They have held our hand right through the whole process.
Tim S.
Tim S.
I love Vestd and I wish I had found it sooner. It makes the whole process of issuing shares whether they're growth shares or ordinary shares incredibly simple.
James B.
James B.
Amazing shift from Excel to Vestd. The support team were amazing and did a great job of completing our setup and we have been very pleased at being able to better manage our governance over time.
Dan W.
Dan W.
Co-Founder & CEO

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