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Thursday, June 09, 2005

One Meeellllion Dollars* 

Top Management Gets Big Payouts in Successful Equity Deals

Nice piece from Folio:'s Tony Silber on how top management may or may not be rewarded when a private-equity backed company sells.

Grab: “The opportunity exists for a CEO of a successful leveraged deal to make several million dollars, and for the top management team to make seven-figure returns,” says one former executive who is familiar with the structure of such deals. “However, it all depends on the returns that the equity-investors get. It could be zero or it could be a lot of money.”

Tony crunches the numbers on who typically gets paid what in such a transaction.

*I really don't know how to approximate Dr. Evil's infamous ransom demand in print. So here's an audio clip.

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