What are Agile Partnerships™?
Agile Partnerships™ are frameworks that determine equity rewards based on agreed performance milestones. Everybody knows what they’re expected to bring to the game. Equity is released in a way that is proportionate to what people contribute.
Let’s explore how they are being used...
Founders tend to incentivise co-founders and key hires with equity, but some people walk away with a slice of the business before contributing what they promised. Agile Partnerships™ prevent this from happening.
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Even the best planned businesses will sometimes need to change direction. And occasionally a bigger shakeup is required: new goals, new people, new terms. Agile Partnerships™ allow you to get everybody aligned.
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When shareholders move on from a business Agile Partnerships™ can be used to gradually release equity to the newcomers. They can also be used as the basis for a company sale, to govern earn-outs over an agreed timescale.
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We designed Agile Partnerships™ based on real business needs. They are being used by UK startups and SMEs to ensure that people are rewarded fairly, and to avoid any sketchy scenarios.
Fair and proportionate
Participating partners know the rules of the game, and what it takes to win.
Use Agile Partnerships™ to make your equity structures less rigid.
Everybody knows what is expected of them, and the potential rewards.
Support good leavers
Sometimes people need a change of lifestyle, and you can help them adjust.
Define terms and milestones
You set the conditions and the equity allocation on a per person basis.
Improve your company culture
Delivery-based rewards and shared goals bring people together.
Bespoke for your business
Agile Partnerships™ are a customisable framework that will fit like a glove.
Incentivise future growth
Allow people to claim a slice of the action from this point forward.
Safeguard the equity in your business from just £100 per month.
Embrace generational change
Transfer equity to rising stars in a fair, performance-based way.
Explore how Agile Partnerships™ can work for you
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Every day of the week we help UK SMEs to forge equity-based agreements, in a way that protects existing shareholders.
Our in-house specialists will explain how to share ownership, in a tax efficient, compliant manner.
We’ll also let you know what it is likely to cost in the long run, and will answer any questions you have about equity.
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