Private Equity - Executive Comp Survey Data
2018.Feb "Incentive Pay Practices: Privately Held Companies" - WorldatWork Survey, with updated info along the lines of what is shown below.
2016.Feb "2016 Incentive Pay Practices: Privately Held Companies" - WorldatWork's survey of 200 private companies includes detailed findings about short-term, long-term, and equity-based incentives, and concludes with separate results for family-owned companies. Here are some representative quotations from the survey:
2014.Aug.5 Equity Awards in PE-backed IPOs. This Towers Watson survey reviews IPO-related equity awards in 163 PE-backed companies over the period from 2007-2013.
2013. Undated Equity Award Practices for Portfolio Companies. For a fee, PwC offers surveys of equity award levels for executives, as well as key plan terms.
2013.May.2 How Private Equity Investors affect CEO Contracts (academic study). Two economics professors are about to publish the attached study about how CEO employment agreements change when their employers convert from public to private ownership. They focused on 20 companies that sold to the largest private equity firms, e.g. Blackstone, Carlyle, and Kohlberg. The general finding - that most CEO employment agreements underwent a major redesign – is not surprising. More interesting are the findings about particular changes that resulted, notably:
The articles below may be helpful survey data for starters,:
"Private Equity and Executive Compensation" - UCLA Law Review 2013.
“PE Headhunters finds exec comp on the rise" - PR Newswire Article
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