Tag: Valuation

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Six Mistakes to Avoid When Issuing Common Stock Options

Whether you are part of an up-and-coming start-up or a more established company, you’ve probably faced challenges recruiting in the technology job market.  Companies need …

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Does Crowdfunding Affect IRC §409A Valuation?

Crowdfunding has become an extremely popular way for young companies to raise capital.  While not all of this crowdfunding is used to capitalize startup companies …

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Think That the IRS Doesn’t Care About IRC §409A? Think Again.

The US Court of Federal Claims ruled that §409A of the Internal Revenue Code applies to stock options which were issued at a discount, upholding …

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Why Is Our Stock Option Price So High?

If you are an executive or a director of a private company, then you probably have heard about IRC 409A.  And you probably also know …

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Valuation for Corporate Spin-Offs

Companies use spin-offs for a lot of reasons:  to enhance shareholder value, to move a new technology into a better environment for development, or to …

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How Changes in Regulation Have Driven Stock Option Prices

If you are an executive or a director of a private company, then you probably have heard about IRC 409A.[1]  And you probably also know …

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Acquirer Challenges Early IRC 409A Report

A venture backed company received an attractive acquisition offer from a well known Silicon Valley acquirer.  But partway through the due diligence review the acquirer …

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Complex Securities Demand Sophisticated Valuation Techniques

A venture backed company had several series of redeemable preferred stock in its capitalization, plus some warrants exercisable into those series of preferred.  The company’s …

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Merger of Two Private Companies Enabled by Independent Valuations

A venture capital firm with investments in two companies believed that it made sense to merge them. But, the firm needed assistance in overcoming concerns …

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