CAP has extensive experience working with private companies, from smaller family-owned businesses to significantly larger enterprises. We help private-companies address unique compensation challenges – not the least of which is finding appropriate benchmarking data. To help fill this data gap, CAP conducts original surveys of private-company compensation levels and practices. Other challenging compensation issues that CAP helps private companies navigate include:

  • The design of a compensation program that is competitive with publicly traded peers;
  • The choice between cash long-term incentives, and real or phantom equity;
  • If real or phantom equity is provided, how to value it, and how to provide liquidity;
  • The balance between keeping sensitive financial information private and providing management with line of sight;
  • The retention of ownership control while creating a succession plan and fostering an ownership culture; and
  • The amount of profit and/or ownership that the company shares with management and employees.

Learn more about CAP’s private-company expertise here or contact us for additional information.

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Sep 16, 2020

Corporate Board Member: Compensation Committee Summit

New York, NY

Partner Kelly Malafis explores best-practices for communications between HR and Compensation Committees to resolve complex human capital issues within various levels of the workforce.…
  • Kelly Malafis

Sep 16, 2020

Private Company Director: Private Company Governance Summit 2020

Washington, D.C.

Partners Bertha Masuda and Sue Schroeder will discuss strategies for building and maintaining a private board to ensure proper alignment between stakeholders, board, and…
  • Bertha Masuda
  • Susan Schroeder

Nov 04, 2020

Family Business: Transitions Fall 2020

Marina Del Ray, CA

Partners Bertha Masuda and Sue Schroeder will provide guided discussions on how to improve executive compensation programs within family-owned businesses. Click here to learn…
  • Bertha Masuda