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How to Make Earn-Outs Work

This course is a discussion on the common uses of earn-outs, metrics to measure success, and different structures to create them. Learn how valuation affects earn-outs, accounting best practices, and excellent examples of earn-out structures.

What you’ll learn

  • Factors to consider when structuring an earn-out
  • Earn-out structure options
  • Earn-out incentives
  • Metrics to measure success

Course content

Earn-Out Examples

How do you balance an earn-out's success with incentives?

Option Based Approach

Alternative ways to pay

Structure Considerations

How often are earn-outs used?

Who is this course for

This course is intended for anyone interested in the common uses of earn-outs, metrics to measure success, and different structures to create them. Learn how valuation affects earn-outs, accounting best practices, and excellent examples of earn-out structures


Edward Hamilton
Managing Director - VRC

Edward Hamilton is a valuation professional with extensive experience valuing assets, liabilities, and businesses for financial reporting, tax, and corporate consulting purposes. Experience includes the management of large and complex engagements and interaction with various stakeholders in corporate transactions. Industries served include government contractors, aerospace & defense, consumer packaged goods, internet, and distribution, among others.


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