August 30, 2017 Executive Compensation Executive & Director Pay Design Articles

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What You Should Know When Selling the Company

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity has increased at a record pace during the past several years and many executives believe that deal activity will stay strong near term. High corporate profits combined with low economic growth have made business leaders hungry for investment opportunities, and M&As can appear highly attractive.

However, corporate transactions create several complex compensation issues that require careful evaluation, and advance preparation is key. You don’t want to wait until you are already in negotiations for your company to be bought before you begin to assess all plans and provisions and the potential implications of a change in control on your executives and employees. Knowing what all of the applicable provisions are — and ensuring that they are competitive and effective — is critical to a successful outcome once the fast-paced and high-intensity process of a deal gets underway.

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John Borneman

This article was originally published in Workspan.

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