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US National Center for Employee Ownership Survey findings

By , November 24, 2011

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.

Craig West

Craig West

Managing Director | Succession Plus

Craig West is a strategic accountant who has over 20 years’ experience advising business owners. His background as a CPA in public practice, provided invaluable experience in the key issues of concern to business owners. Following 6 years of study to gain two masters degrees, Craig focused on Capital Gains Tax (CGT) for business sales advising on strategic management of tax issues. This experience formed a very strong view that business owners (and often their advisers) were unprepared and unaware of the steps required to prepare a business for exit.

Craig now acts as a strategic mentor for mid-market business owners and has written four critically acclaimed books on employee incentives, succession planning, asset protection and exit strategies. Craig has conducted numerous seminars and keynote presentations throughout Australia & internationally, including adviser education programs for the Institute of Chartered Accountants and CPA Australia.