Every company needs a clear vision and strategy. The same goes for the owners. With a family charter or shareholder agreement, the vision and operations of the company are laid down for a sufficiently long period. You put an end to past conflicts and anticipate disputes and ambiguities in the future.
Deminor NXT helps you to define the corporate vision and clearly define the internal relations and control structures within the (family) company. This ensures that the involvement of shareholders (including non-active ones) is increased. Each party also knows what the rules of the game are for now and the future. Moreover, we reconcile the different interests in order to ensure the continuity of the company.
In consultation with all parties involved, we establish agreements on the relations of the authority and the ins and outs of the company. In family businesses, these agreements are usually defined in the form of a family charter between the (current and future) family shareholders. Thanks to these written down and formalised rules, all shareholders are on the same page. The agreements are confidential and focused on the concrete context of the (family) business, in contrast to the articles of association of the company.
Common issues and questions
A family charter or shareholders’ agreement can contain the most diverse topics. To tackle these topics thoroughly, we work with a checklist that contains common questions and can serve as a starting point:
We analyse the current structure and bodies, written and oral agreements, and habits within the company or family business.
We draw up a checklist on the topics to be discussed.
We conduct individual and/or collective discussions with the (family) shareholders.
We mediate until we reach consensus in all areas.
We draw up the shareholder agreement or family charter and have it signed by all parties.
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