What we offer as part of ESOP services
Our team of professionals (comprising chartered accountants, company secretaries and lawyers among others) help businesses effectively design, implement, communicate compensation structures and administer share-based compensation benefits (ESOPs).
We provide initial education on potential ESOP structures to meet the client’s goals and objectives.
We help businesses in understanding the impact of rolling out share-based compensation on their balance sheet. Our valuation specialists guide clients on effective economic charges that various terms of the plan may result in. We help entities set measurable and objective vesting terms keeping in mind the growth and maturity of the client. Our preliminary valuations and feasibility studies aid in the selection of an optimal ESOP transaction structure.
Services to address business situations
Design Employee Stock Incentive Plans (such as stock options, stock appreciation rights, phantom stock and warrants) and assist in the documentation
Review the plan to assess whether changes need to be made to the terms of granting, vesting, pricing and change in pool size to achieve the strategic goals and objectives
Perform industry benchmark study for the Employee Stock Incentive Plan to ensure that compensation and reward structure is aligned to the industry standards
Implementation of the plan through trust route or otherwise. Help management communicate with the employees by educating them on key aspects of the instruments and its transparent and fair value
Assist businesses in regulatory and tax compliance, company resolutions and statutory filings.
Assist businesses in identifying the right web-based integrated ESOP platforms for real-time management of granting, vesting, exercise, lapse of options, liquidity events among others
As part of a preliminary assessment or the plan review, we guide through the financial and valuation impact that the terms of the plan may have on the balance sheet of businesses
As a leading valuation advisory firm, our reports on valuation for financial reporting and tax (perquisites) are dependable and robust to meet the specs of stakeholders, employees and regulators
We are the firm of choice for structuring, implementing, and valuing options in employee stock option plan (ESOP) transactions and privately held entities. We guide companies through the complex financial and valuation implications of the financial, regulatory and tax aspects of these transactions.
We have over two decades of expertise in carrying out valuations of ESOPs which makes us by far the leading mid-market specialist in understanding and assessing the nuances, complexities of terms embedded, and financial impact of ESOP designs.
Our working with clients across the listed and unlisted space allows us to bring forth deep market insights about best practices and strategies in the compensation and reward structure
Our team draws on our in-house research and combined team's human intelligence to perform impact analysis of compensation terms tailored to each client's needs
Complex derivative modelling
Several compensation plans designed for mid-late stage PE/VC-funded privately held companies carry exotic market-linked performance conditions, non-vestings conditions and relative TSR terms. We deploy complex derivative models to solve the quandary and stay ahead
Important links (regulatory/statutory/financial reporting)
- SEBI (Share Based Employee Benefits and Sweat Equity) Regulations, 2021 Download
- FAQs on SEBI (Share Based Employee Benefits and Sweat Equity) Regulations, 2021 Download
- SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015 Download
- Guidance Note on SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading ) Regulations, 2015 Download
- SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 Download
- Companies (Share Capital and Debentures) Rules, 2014 Download