Unlock
Your Equity

A new way to sell shares in private companies.

Capdesk now connects with Europe’s largest Private Secondary Market helping you convert equity into cash.

If you are a Company looking to facilitate a liquidity event or an Employee looking to sell your options, find out more below:

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Unleash the Motivational
Power of Equity!

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Private equity used to be super difficult to understand and even more difficult to trade. That stops now. Capdesk is changing the way private equity is defined.

We are turning equity digital and simultaneously creating the largest private secondary market in Europe! Private equity has never been more transparent. With Capdesk it’s much easier for employees to understand the value of their options or warants and trading it happens with the click of a button - it’s that simple.

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Selling Shares Made Simple.

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One-off Liquidity

Keep your employees motivated and investors satisfied by providing rolling liquidity. We connect you with Europe’s largest private secondary market and handle execution efficiently at zero costs.

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Ad Hoc Transfers

Save time on execution of stand-alone share transfers. Use the Capdesk platform to execute share transfer at zero costs.

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Secondaries and Funding

Save time on execution of stand-alone share transfers. Use the Capdesk platform to execute share transfer at zero costs.

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Find the Right Buyer

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You might have potential sellers, but don’t know where to find the buyers? Don’t worry - we have a list of funds interested in Capdesk companies who you can easily connect with to find the right buyer.

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Execution at Zero Costs

- Electronic signing

- Automated cashless exercises
(with the help of Shieldpay)

- Escrow transfer of money

- Stamp duty

- Updates to authority option filings

- Updates to the shareholder register

- Updates to certificates

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How it Works

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Step 1

Configure Secondary

  • Choose a suitable fund if you do not already have a buyer.
  • Agree on a price, maximum volume and terms (incl. window) with a buyer.
  • Re-use your secondary document templates or upload new ones.
  • Configure seller table and control who will be invited to sell.
  • Handle pre-emption rights by getting shareholders to waive rights.
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Monitor Execution

  • Buyers place orders by e-signing and funding Escrow account on the platform.
  • Sellers place orders by e-signing and registration of bank account on the platform.
  • Employees and investors are guided through the automated process including the exercise of vested options.
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Close Secondary in Minutes

  • Approve closing of secondary and e-sign documentation using purchase and sale orders.
  • Funds are released to sellers from the Escrow account.
  • Capdesk handles Stock Transfer Forms (STFs) and stamp duty with HMRC.
  • All your data is automatically updated including cap table, shareholder register, share certificates, HMRC option scheme annual returns, etc.

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The most flexible private equity solution in Europe.

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Only Capdesk can offer end-to-end equity management

We are the only platform in Europe that can take employee share planets through their natural journey , from being granted digitally to unlocking the liquidity of your equity through our dedicated secondary market.

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Get the most out of your employee share schemes

Most employees in UK growth companies do not understand the value of their share option scheme, which therefore loses its motivational worth. Capdesk provides employees with a dashboard to track vesting and follow the value of their options. Including being able to cash those shares out on the secondary market.

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Grant and track options digitally.

Say goodbye to the timely and costly days of printing, signing,and storing documents when granting options to employees. Capdesk has created a digital, end-to-end process for granting options as deeds with electronic witness signing.

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Avoid the cap table mistakes that 90% of companies make

From varying entity names to misaligned dates and losing track of employee share option vesting, mistakes in your cap table always occur at critical times, such as funding rounds or acquisitions.

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Eliminate unnecessary legal expenses

Cap table mistakes not only put a potential deal or exit at risk, but will also cost you a small fortune in paralegal fees. Big law firms charge on average +£500/hour to fix such issues.

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Gain a single source of truth for equity information

The system is built on a transaction ledger, ensuring an audit trail of historical changes. The cap table updates automatically when you issue securities, and saves information on which admin has made changes.

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How to Get Started

Talk to one of our experts to learn more,
and get started with secondaries on Capdesk.

The most flexible private equity solution in Europe. Enter your email below to receive additional information on Capdesk and Europe’s largest private secondary market

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Turn Your Equity Into Cash

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Your company’s IPO plans
don’t always align with your life

If you have options or equity in your private company you no longer need to wait for an IPO to unlock their cash value. You can now sell some or all of that equity at market value for cash and it’s as simple as a few clicks.

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Here’s How it Works

Capdesk makes selling your equity as simple as the click of a button, by connecting you with Europe’s largest private secondary market and handling the entire transaction for you. We even offer cashless exercise - meaning the buyer will purchase your options or warrants on your behalf and give you the share increase as shown below.

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Employee Equity Schemes are broken, it’s time to start the much-needed Employee Equity Revolution

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Finding a buyer

Being able to find a buyer of your shares can be a problem in itself, Capdesk has a long list of potential buyers looking for Private Equity and we can connect you with the right buyer for your needs very quickly. It’s a win-win for both parties and to make it even better the transaction is super smooth - plus we save you a ton of money in legal fees. What’s not to like?

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he most flexible private equity solution in Europe.

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Get the most out of your employee share schemes

Most employees in EU growth companies do not understand the value of their share option scheme, which therefore loses its motivational worth. Capdesk provides employees with a dashboard to track vesting and follow the value of their options.

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Grant and track options digitally.

Say goodbye to the timely and costly days of printing, signing, and storing documents when Being granted Options. Capdesk has created a digital, end-to-end process for granting options as deeds with electronic witness signing.

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Selling your equity has never been easier.

We have launched Europe’s largest secondary market where buyers and sellers can trade their private equity. With your equity on Capdesk it is as simple as the click of a button to sell your shares, options or warrants. Join our revolution of private equity today! Register your equity on Capdesk.

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Join the Employee Equity Revolution

Employee Equity Schemes are broken, it’s time to
start the much-needed Employee Equity Revolution

Whether or not you have equity there's always more to know.

Register your interest below and we will send you everything you need to become an equity expert.

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