Equity Compensation in Corporate Transactions
Recorded Thursday, September 5, 2019
No matter which way the economy goes, corporate transactions tend to follow. Sometimes it’s large companies buying startups to acquire their technologies, or industries consolidating to achieve greater economies of scale. Other times, companies spin off non-core business units—or split themselves into smaller entities—to be nimbler and more competitive.
This is corporate strategy at the highest level. But getting the details right is key to a transaction’s success. Stock-based compensation is one of the most important details, since it spans both human capital and the company’s capital structure.
Join us for a webcast that will help you get stock-based compensation right when a corporate transaction happens. If you’re in accounting, compensation, or legal—or in any way involved in designing and administering equity plans and how they’re managed in transactions—this hour will help you understand the core principles, potential pitfalls, and practical implementation tips.
During this webcast, you’ll learn:
- Different approaches for handling stock-based compensation (options, stock, or performance units) in a corporate transaction
- Ways to optimize your award treatment to achieve your company strategy while carefully considering human capital and remaining practical
- How to apply the modification accounting framework in the context of mergers, acquisitions, and spin-offs
- Transactions or treatments that are likely to drive incremental expense charges
- Financial reporting and disclosure ramifications for the treatment of share-based compensation in various transaction types
This webcast qualifies CPAs and Certified Equity Professionals for 1.0 hour of CPE.
CPE Credits: 1.0 (available to live webcast attendees)
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
Program Level: Overview
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