Setting up EMI share options
We bring together finance, tax and legal expertise, wrapped in sound commercial advice under one roof to administer EMI schemes for fast-growth businesses and align them to broader business goals.
EMI share options – a popular way to attract and retain talent
EMI share options are compelling for business founders to attract and retain talent, align goals, and stay tax efficient for both employers and employees.
Qualifying schemes must meet strict HMRC criteria. We know what they look for and have developed a simple, fixed-price solution to implement and administer EMI share option schemes for fast-growth tech, SaaS and e-commerce businesses.
More than 15,340 companies opted for EMI share schemes in 2020, representing an increase of 6% according to the UK Government's latest Employee Share Scheme Statistics.
EMI share options – our approach
We start by conducting a detailed session to understand your goals for the EMI scheme. We advise on the various considerations and their implications to ensure you get the scheme you want.
Our specialist teams will draft the rules governing the mechanics of the scheme, plus an option agreement which is the legal contract between the company and the employee.
We also help prepare a valuation of the shares, manage your cap table to make sure that the structure is tax compliant for EMI status and take care of the admin.
You won’t have to worry about the stress of dealing with multiple third parties such as lawyers, tax specialists and accountants, because we take care of all of that for you.