Our Process

Our Team
We take a team approach to shareholder representation from the beginning to end of each deal. Each deal is assigned a team which includes two members of our executive team and a client service specialist. The executive team members are actively involved in all aspects of the representation, from overseeing all post-closing obligations to providing advice when substantive issues arise. The client service specialist is available to provide immediate attention to any administrative need that may arise. Clients know who is assigned to them and are not shuffled around within our organization. We believe that this approach ensures that our clients receive the best possible service.

 
Timing
We are generally approached by investors, management, counsel or advisors prior to the execution of the transaction documents. Our engagement becomes effective upon signing, but no fees are due until closing. On occasion we are engaged post-closing to replace a representative when issues arise and/or the person is unwilling, unable or lacks the experience to handle the burden and responsibilities of the job.

 
Your Involvement
While shareholders may not want to serve as shareholder representative, we understand they may want to be involved in the decision making process when issues arise.

In our engagements a small group of selling shareholders is appointed as our advisory group during the post-closing period. We advise, consult with, and report to the advisory group when issues arise. The advisory group though has final authority on all material decisions affecting the shareholders’ economic interests, such as resolution of purchase price adjustments and settlement of indemnification claims or earn-out disputes.

 
Fee Structure
We offer flexible fee structures to meet the particular needs and interests of our clients. The fee is negotiated at the time of engagement and is based on the duration and complexity of the post-closing period and the anticipated scope of our responsibilities. In most cases, clients select a flat fee payable at closing. The fee covers all of our advisory and administrative services. The fee is borne ratably by all shareholders, which tends to make it cost-effective to each shareholder on an individual basis.