US National Center for Employee Ownership Survey findings
Interestinmgly, in the US 56 % of all closely held companies provide equity awards to at least some employees at all levels. This number is obviously much lower here in Australia.
The majority of survey respondents ( 81 % ) had been in business for more then five years – mature and established businesses.
Over half the companies (56 % ) see their exit strategy as a sale to another firm and only 10 % plan to IPO.
72 % of the companies have outside venture or angel investors.