The Case for Dual Class of Shares

Yvan Allaire, PhD (MIT), FRSC Executive Chair of IGOPP
Published: Jan 9, 2020

Structuring shares appropriately, especially voting shares, is a vital component of governance. This paper, provided by the IGOPP, discusses the merit of dual-class structures for family firms. Particularly where the company chooses to become publicly traded, control and transfer between generations become an increasing concern. The authors provide key recommendations for structure, provisions, ratios, and […]

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