FOR OPTIONS HOLDERS
Maximize your net worth
As an option holder in a private growth company, it’s important to proactively plan to maximize the value of your stock options. The actions you take—and when you take them—have a significant impact on your taxes and the ultimate dollar value you end up keeping for yourself. Owning your equity enables you to become a true stakeholder in the success of your company.
Get Cash to Exercise Your Option
Your stock options should feel like an opportunity, not an obstacle. We provide the money for exercise costs and related taxes, allowing you to be a shareholder which has potential tax and portability advantages among others.
Liquidity with Less Risk
Our financial solutions are structured as non-recourse1 transactions, meaning that only your shares are used as collateral, with no need for a personal guarantee. Compared to a loan or sale of shares, our solution can reduce risk, optimize taxes and maximize potential upside.
No Term or Interest Payment
The repayment of our transaction is not attached to a date, it’s attached to a liquidity event. You only pay when you get liquidity.
We Control Our Own Capital
We manage a dedicated pool of capital. Once we agree to work together, there’s no delay. We tailor each solution to the needs of our counterparties through a collaborative approach with them and their advisors.
How does this all work?
Liquid Stock advances you money to buy your shares and pay taxes. This is the Advance Amount.
Investment Return accrues annually, no cash owed until the agreement is settled.
At a future liquidity event you repay Liquid Stock based on the terms of your agreement.
You keep all or the remaining shares or sell them for cash. You may realize a tax benefit from Liquid Stock’s agreement.
" Liquid stock couldn't have made things any easier
Liquid Stock provides capital to option holders and shareholders to access liquidity, exercise options, pay taxes, diversify, and optimize their tax position, while allowing them to maintain ownership and upside. Liquid Stock aligns your employees with your company by enabling your employees to buy their shares instead of selling them into a tender offer or secondary.
– Jane Doe, Company ABC
Frequently Asked Questions
What does Liquid Stock do?
We offer tailored liquidity solutions for private company option or equity holders that can optimize taxes, reduce risk, and help maximize your net worth. If you need money to exercise your options or money backed by private company shares, we may be able to help.
Can Liquid Stock help me tailor my path to liquidity?
Definitely! We understand there is no one-size fits all. The right solution should be based on your individual circumstances. Our transactions are based on transparency, honesty, mutual understanding, and a proven history of fair dealing.
How experienced is the Liquid Stock team?
As pioneers in the space, Liquid Stock is unmatched in terms of experience with unlocking private company equity. Our partners have 60+ combined years of wealth management, venture capital, and legal experience, providing us with the tools and know-how to simplify any complex financial transaction. Members of our team have worked with shareholders and option holders at Airbnb, DocuSign, Uber, and more.
How does Liquid Stock help with my stock options?
We can help you exercise your stock options early, without using your own cash. We provide money for option holders to facilitate the exercise of private company stock options, as well as related taxes, so you can become a shareholder with potential tax, portability, and governance advantages.
Are you ready to get started?
Take ownership of your stock options today.
1. As used on this website “non-recourse” means that a transaction counterparty is not personally liable for the difference between the value of the advance made to the counterparty and the value of the collateral shares upon a liquidity event or upon such other time(s) as defined in the transaction agreement, if the value of the collateral shares is less than the advance or other amount owed. In Liquid Stock transactions, the Counterparty will be personally liable in certain enumerated “Events of Default” defined in the applicable transaction agreement. These events include but are not limited to, failure to pay amounts owed under the agreement when due, breach of representations and covenants, and transfer of collateral shares in violation of the transaction agreement. Following such an “Event of Default” a transaction counterparty may be personally liable for the entire amount due under the agreement, even if it exceeds the value of the collateral shares.