Insights and perspectives based
on our market experience

Insights and perspectives based
on our market experience



Retaining and Rewarding Management when Value Drops

Retaining and Rewarding Management when Value Drops

Michael Sirkin, US Chairman and Managing Director discusses considerations in addressing equity incentive programs in a down market environment.

Michael Sirkin, US Chairman and Managing Director discusses considerations in addressing equity incentive programs in a down market environment.

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Employment Agreements in Private Equity owned Companies verses in Public Companies

Employment Agreements in Private Equity owned Companies verse in Public Companies

In private equity settings, executives often primarily focus on the management equity plans. However, this is an employment situation and the other aspect of employment, such as employment agreements, annual compensation and restrictive covenants also must be considered.

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CEO Negotiation Timing and Preparation in Go Private Transactions

CEO Negotiation Timing and Preparation in Go Private Transactions

Michael S. Sirkin, US Chairman and Managing Director of Jamieson, discusses the logistics and implications of going private transactions on the chief executive officer and other senior management

Michael S. Sirkin, US Chairman and Managing Director of Jamieson, discusses the logistics and implications of going private transactions on the chief executive officer and other senior management

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Skin in the Game

Skin in the Game

Michael Sirkin, Chairman & Managing Director of Jamieson USA, discusses the logic of “skin in the game” and attainment of agreement on the proper level.

Michael Sirkin, Chairman & Managing Director of Jamieson USA, discusses the logic of “skin in the game” and attainment of agreement on the proper level.

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Hot Sector: Insurance Distribution

Hot Sector: Insurance Distribution

The insurance sector has attracted significant attention from financial investors recently. John Greenland, Partner, provides his insight including a look at some of the management trends the firm has been seeing.

The insurance sector has attracted significant attention from financial investors recently. John Greenland, Partner, provides his insight including a look at some of the management trends the firm has been seeing.

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IPO Impact on Equity Grants of Private Equity Portfolio Companies

IPO Impact on Equity Grants of Private Equity Portfolio Companies

Michael Sirkin, Chairman and Managing Director of Jamieson USA, explores the impact of an IPO exit on equity grants in private equity portfolio companies and related equity issues

Michael Sirkin, Chairman and Managing Director of Jamieson USA, explores the impact of an IPO exit on equity grants in private equity portfolio companies and related equity issues

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GP led Fund to Fund transactions – “too good to sell!”

GP led Fund to Fund transactions – “too good to sell!”

We have seen a significant increase in the number of fund to fund transactions in the last 18 months.  We have advised over a dozen deals and we expect to see many more in the coming months as GP’s look at these transactions as a way of providing liquidity whilst continuing to own the asset.

We have seen a significant increase in the number of fund to fund transactions in the last 18 months.  We have advised over a dozen deals and we expect to see many more in the coming months as GP’s look at these transactions as a way of providing liq

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To P2P or not?

To P2P or not?

A wave of take-privates by private equity and institutional investors is upon us and is growing momentum – what can investors and management teams do to optimise the management incentive arrangements?

A wave of take-privates by private equity and institutional investors is upon us and is growing momentum – what can investors and management teams do to optimise the management incentive arrangements?

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Defining and professionalising our sector

Defining and professionalising our sector

Terms are agreed before management can commit to the deal. It’s beneficial for sellers and buyers, avoids any last-minute disruption and enables buyers to execute quickly.

Terms are agreed before management commits. It’s beneficial for sellers and buyers, avoids any last-minute disruption and enables buyers to execute quickly.

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Strength of a team

Strength of a team

The size and capabilities of our team mean we can plan, prepare, sense check and benchmark your deal terms whilst working to a tight deadline.

The size and capabilities of our team mean we can plan, prepare, sense check and benchmark your deal terms.

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Equity Incentives at Publicly Traded vs. Private Equity Owned Companies: Is There a Difference?

Equity Incentives at Publicly Traded vs. Private Equity Owned Companies: Is There a Difference?

This article looks at the different equity compensation models for senior management of private equity owned companies vs those of publicly traded companies.

This article looks at the different equity compensation models for senior management of private equity owned companies vs those of publicly traded companies.

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Management incentive plans in private equity and Covid-19 impact

Management incentive plans in private equity and Covid-19 impact

Jamieson Founder and Chairman, Ian Jamieson, shares the firm’s observations and thoughts on the impact of Covid-19 on management incentive plans in private equity

Jamieson Founder and Chairman, Ian Jamieson, shares the firm's observations and thoughts on the impact of Covid-19 on management incentive plans in private equity

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Insight Article 1: Fundamentals of Management Equity Grants in US Private Equity Transactions

Insight Article 1: Fundamentals of Management Equity Grants in US Private Equity Transactions

Michael Sirkin, Chairman & Managing Director of Jamieson USA, shares his views on management equity grants in US private equity transactions

Michael Sirkin, Chairman & Managing Director of Jamieson USA, shares his views on management equity grants in US private equity transactions

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Insight article 3: Your Company is being bought by private equity—Is that good or bad for you as CEO?

Insight article 3: Your Company is being bought by private equity—Is that good or bad for you as CEO?

Michael Sirkin, Chairman and Managing Director of Jamieson USA, discusses topics that a CEO will face going through a private equity acquisition

Michael Sirkin, Chairman and Managing Director of Jamieson USA, discusses topics that a CEO will face going through a private equity acquisition

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