Reading Cap Tables

Learn how to read and reconcile capitalization tables.
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Cap tables tell the story of a company's equity. Cap tables inventory who owns what portion of the company, along with who has rights convertible into an ownership stake in the company. In an M&A scenario, lawyers review and reconcile cap tables against the equity picture of a company that emerges from conducting due diligence on the company. In investment scenarios, both the company raising money and its potential investors use cap tables to determine how the investment round impacts each stakeholder and the investors' profit potential. In any scenario, cap tables require those reading or reconciling them to understand equity documentation and how to do equity math—so, it's no coincidence, that's what this course teaches.

Training outcomes

  • Learn to review relevant equity documentation to confirm cap table data.
  • Learn to calculate each stakeholder's fully diluted ownership percentage.
  • Learn how equity options and vesting affect cap tables.
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As a former BigLaw associate, I was thrilled to work with Praktio to build the kind of cap table training I wish I had when first starting out as a corporate associate."

Neil Tiwari
Business Development, Pulley

Review the docs, do the math, understand a company's equity picture

We begin this course by , along with how to avoid common mistakes. Following this exposition, the learner will and Finally, the learner will explore a company's equity plan to

Learn by making mistakes in realistic, no-stakes exercises

As is always the case with Praktio courses, learners learn not just through watching and listening to practical lessons and examples but also through doing —not to test, but to provide opportunities to apply and practice, while receiving

In case you were wondering

  • Introducing Cap Tables
  • Discerning Equity on a Cap Table
  • Discerning Equity Incentive Compensation on a Cap Table

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Duration: You will have 1 year from the date of purchase to access and complete your online course materials. On average, it takes about 1-2 hours to complete the whole course; however, learners get to decide how much time to spend on each exercise and module.

Accessing: Following checkout, you will receive an email providing you with access to your online course materials.

Compatibility: Please use Chrome on a PC or Mac computer.

Reference Materials: As part of this purchase, you will also receive an e-book (which you may download or print for your use and later reference).

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