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Rebasing of growth shares for restaurant chain

haysmacintyre advised on the implementation of a growth share scheme for a popular restaurant chain. Whilst an existing growth share class was in place, the terms were considered no longer appropriate. haysmacintyre worked alongside corporate lawyers to cancel the existing shares and to create the new class of growth shares, including producing a new share valuation, resulting in a better aligned management team going forwards.

2023
Expansion of option plan to contractor for private technology business

haysmacintyre advised on expanding an existing EMI option plan to facilitate grants of options to individual contractors and their service companies. This involved adding a sub-plan to the main Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) plan and adapting the rules of this sub-plan to reflect the contractor nature of the optionholders.

2023
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SPA support for digital media business

haysmacintyre prepared a detailed explanatory memo and supported negotiations, which reduced the buyer’s advisors’ assessment of the target’s tax exposure on employment related securities from £2m to £250,000.

2022
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Sale of digital media business to UK private equity house

We advised on the sale of a digital media business group to a UK private equity firm in a locked box deal of up to £40m. We worked with the target’s finance team to produce personal capital gains statements and tax return completion instructions for over 100 shareholders.

2022
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EMI options: US conglomerate

We acted for a US conglomerate buyer on the acquisition of a UK-headed tech group, with subsidiaries in the US and India.

2022
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EMI option: AIM listed mining company

Implementation of an EMI plan to give effect to shares already earned by the CEO, including agreement of valuation methodology with HMRC.

2022
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EMI option: UK retail business

Implementation of an EMI option plan over multiple classes of growth share to give effect to a management ratchet mechanism.

2022
BWP REIT Plc

haysmacintyre advised BWP REIT Plc on its admission to IPSX.

BWP REIT Plc raised £35m through the issuance of 35 million new ordinary shares.

2022
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