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Is Your Equity Compensation Plan Ready to Go Public?

White Paper Published By: Radford
Radford
Published:  Aug 06, 2014
Type:  White Paper
Length:  4 pages

Beginning in 2010, Radford's compensation consulting team began tracking US-listed initial public offerings (IPOs) in the technology and life sciences sectors to examine key shifts in compensation strategy occurring just before and after an IPO event. Such shifts include the adoption of new, more flexible equity incentive plans, changes to pre- and post-IPO equity overhang rates, the creation of broad-based employee stock purchase plans (ESPPs), and adjustments to executive officer compensation.

The following research excerpt from Radford's four-year study, produced with data collected from public Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, explores adoption rates and practices for new equity incentive plans, employee stock purchase plans and evergreen provisions at recently public companies.