GLS Deal Shaper™ (Shareholders Agreement)

Be clear about what goes in your shareholders agreement

The Problem

It takes too long to complete your investment deals. 

Related challenges include:  

  • it is inefficient to draft a long form SHA if the parties are yet to achieve an informed and aligned view of how their relationship will work
  • if the term sheet says “The Definitive Agreements shall include customary [X]” there will certainly be a long debate when the lawyers start drafting
  • each “turn” of a long-form documents costs hundreds of dollars in legal fees
  • your team's capacity is stretched
  • your business team wants to close deal quicker
  • your counterparties have limited &A experience
  • your team has limited M&A experience
  • long-form drafting is slow and tedious to review and negotiate

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a simple tool that would enable a completed, neatly aligned, full-blown SHA to emerge in a fraction of the time and cost? 

The GLS Solution

GLS Deal Shaper™ (Shareholders Agreement) is a simple, but highly effective tool to enable potential parties to a SHA to achieve alignment on the key points that will regulate their relationship.

This tool works in conjunction with a GLS facilitated workshop, during which GLS advisors will walk you and your counterparties through each of the key SHA terms to help build a clear consensus amongst the proposed shareholders. 

This is the tool that you wished a “Term Sheet” would be! This tool enables thousands of dollars worth of wasteful negotiation time to be striped from your deals.

GLS Deal Shaper™ (Shareholders Agreement) enables informed, aligned views to emerge efficiently - which builds deal momentum and reduces the risk of conflict/disputes down the road.  

This is a powerful, intuitive and easy to use tool that every corporate lawyer should have in their tool shed.  

Problem solved. 

Solution Deliverables

Deal Shaper:A simple document, that is intuitive, comprehensive and easy to use. It also includes guidance notes and potential options to make it truly powerful and truly intuitive.
Facilitated Workshop:A GLS legal expert will assist you to use this tool in a “live deal” setting. .

Solution SLA Options and US$ Pricing

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Deal Shaper
Facilitated Workshop
Price (excl. VAT)$99$499

Pricing Comparison

This product will save thousands of dollars of "transaction costs" from your deal for just $99. What could your law firm provide you for this price?

Big Law ReviewUS RateGLS CostMinutes
Senior Associate$640$999.2min
Blended Rate$520$9911.4min
Junior Associate$400$9914.85min

GLS RPLV Legal Operations Score

This solution’s GLS RPLV impact score:

Resource Status: Specialist Repeater Formative
Ease of Implementation: Complex Average Easy
Value Demonstration/Visibility: Low Medium High
Productivity Leverage Profile: Low Medium High
IHL Line Optimisation: Single Multiple All Lines

IHL Critical Function Optimisation Targets

This solution enhances performance across the following critical in-house functions:

In-House Legal: Critical Functions / Processes


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GLS has identified 15 critical in-house processes/functions that are present in every world-class legal department. To learn what these functions are, their composition and how they interrelate to deliver efficient legal team performance outcomes - visit here.

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