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STANCE helps medium-sized and growing firms as well as family-owned businesses in dealing with all their equity related operations, while keeping in mind how their client’s personal assets might be affected by them.
We advised our client, a B-to-B services company which was created in the early 2000s and which has since then opened subsidiaries in more than twenty countries worldwide, in organizing nearly annual financing rounds with business angels, financial sponsors and corporate shareholders, while establishing appropriate incentive stock option plans for its executives (about a hundred) which have enabled them to become shareholders or increase their stakes.
We have been advising a healthcare group under LBO for almost 20 years on all aspects of their contractual relationships with their financial and corporate partners. We assisted them in their acquisitions and successive buy-outs which enabled the management team to increase its interest into a majority shareholding, before the group was sold to a competitor in order to create the second largest firm in this branch of industry.
One of our clients started with a first LBO and developed a European group through successive build-ups. His strength resided in keeping the different brands in place and - most of the time - the existing management teams. One of these managers became the group’s managing director. When our client decided to sell the whole group, high tensions appeared between the two, our client being under the threat of legal proceedings. We succeeded in negotiating our client’s exit on favorable financial terms, without caving into the blackmail.