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Escrow & Security Services

Escrow & Security Services

We have been acting as a trusted fiduciary for our clients since our establishment in 1994 and we have first-hand experience of all manner of corporate and personal transactions.

Internet Transactions, Banking, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Mergers and Acquisitions

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Drawing on our history and experience, we can act as security/escrow agent for your transactional needs; acting as an independent third party and mitigating risk during, for example, acquisitions of companies and other assets, or for contractual purposes (for example in syndicated loans).
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What is ‘Escrow’?

Escrow and security services are used when there is a need for a trusted neutral party (the ‘escrow agent’ or ‘security trustee’) to hold assets or protect interests of the other parties. This reduces counter-party risk and provides assurances to all parties that the terms of an agreement will be honoured. Typically, the service is used during mergers and acquisitions, as part of capital raising arrangements or during asset sales/leasebacks. In these circumstances, Fiduchi will receive assets under the terms of an escrow agreement, keep these assets safe and then release them once the terms and conditions of the agreement have been met.

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Example services

The situations in which a security trustee or escrow agent is required to act can range from the simple ‘proof of funds’ deposit account to very bespoke detailed arrangements. Our expertise allows us to offer a wide range of services in this area. Common examples would be:

  • During mergers and acquisitions or asset sales where funds must be released as per an agreed sequence or upon the occurrence of certain events;
  • During corporate finance/capital raising transactions, as per the case study below;
  • As a neutral party under a joint venture (e.g. holding proceeds before they are divided according to the JVA);
  • Wire transfer and ‘good faith’ or indemnity deposits;
  • Asset securitisation – for instance where shares in an SPV might be held by Fiduchi as ‘share trustee’;
  • As part of the process of litigation or arbitration awards.

Recent case study

Fiduchi was approached by a UK corporate that had an existing bond listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. In order to make this bond more attractive to potential investors, the company decided to securitise it against the value of its book debts; creating a charge in favour of all present and future holders of the bond.

In order to protect the interests of the bond holders, Fiduchi was appointed as security trustee with the obligation (should it ever become necessary) to enforce the security in favour of the bondholders as per the terms set out in the security agreement and the bond instrument.

In this way, the company has created a clear and marketable benefit to its bondholders – evidencing that they can rely on a trusted fiduciary in a well-regarded jurisdiction to uphold their rights.

Testimonials

"THANK YOU TO OUR GUARDIANS!

I would like to extend a BIG thank you to the Fiduchi team for taking such good care of me and my business. It's reassuring to know that there are some guardian angels out there to look after us."

Founder & CEO - SUPERLUXE Events

"Thank you very much for your professional assistance (and patience) in helping us transfer our shares and assets into the new Trust. I know that it has taken longer than expected. Still, your professionalism and continued support have helped us achieve the desired outcome."

Chairman and CEO

"My sincere thanks for the assistance you have provided the advisory committee by coordinating directly with the charity to formalise an agreed donation plan."

Private Client (Charity)

"Many, many thanks for your hard work and speed at setting up our client's Private Investment Company in just 24hrs! Your flexibility and communication throughout the whole process have been appreciated, and the feedback has been tremendous......

Thank you."

Major UK Law Firm

"Thank you, everyone, for delivering this significant re-structure to our family assets and within a very tight timeframe.

Great to get this finalised!"

Mr. C - Private Client

"THANK YOU TO OUR GUARDIANS!

I would like to extend a BIG thank you to the Fiduchi team for taking such good care of me and my business. It's reassuring to know that there are some guardian angels out there to look after us."

Founder & CEO - SUPERLUXE Events

"We consider Fiduchi an important strategic partner of ours. Over the years they have proven themselves to be professional and extremely thorough. Combined with this professionalism, they are always a pleasure to deal with and we are pleased with their service levels."

Mr. P.E, Managing Director, W Ltd.

"We consider Fiduchi an important strategic partner of ours. Over the years they have proven themselves to be professional and extremely thorough. Combined with this professionalism, they are always a pleasure to deal with and we are pleased with their service levels."

Mr. P.E, Managing Director, W Ltd.

“I am very impressed with the professionalism and efficiency Fiduchi Limited demonstrated during the establishment of our employee benefit trust. They coordinated the process seamlessly and provided us with valuable advice and guidance to ensure compliance with our regulatory and legal responsibilities. Throughout my engagement with the team, I have found them to be approachable and easy to work with.”

Mr. P.B. FE Ltd.

"Thank you for helping us with the establishment of our real estate fund."

Startup Fund Manager

"Thank you so much for helping my client register their vessel with the Red Ensign Group and all the other advice and support you provided!"

Trusted advisor to Yacht Owner.

"Fiduchi's yacht team provides a first-class service! In particular with assisting us with our crew banking requirements and payroll services. Whenever we need assistance, they are just a phone call away!"

Superyacht Captain

Our online share plan platform allows for the easy administration of a large range of employee plans including: LTIPs, EMIs, CSOPs, SIPs & SAYE plans.

Key features of our online share plan platform

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Web enabled, 24/7 access to all plan information for company stakeholders

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Information updated in real-time

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Ability to view and filter all participants 

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Access to suite of pre arranged, Business Intelligence reporting

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Complete management oversight and control for company

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Ability to create and schedule your own reporting 

"Fiduchi's Online Share Plan Administration portal, has saved time, money and paper, and [it] allows us to become more efficient in the managing of our employees share awards. It's really fantastic what an impact this platform has made."

Micheal S
Head of People - Tech startup company.

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Easy Onboarding

Onboarding of your data to our online platform is easy regardless if you choose a fully-managed or self-service in-house solution. By making the switch to our platform, you can upgrade from having to manage your share plan data on complicated spreadsheets. Plus to make the process as simple as possible, our experts will guide you every step of the way and we also provide helpful guides.

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Global Compliance

For businesses who opt for our fully managed solution, our platform is able to deal with each business's unique requirements. When it comes to dealing with exact legal and regulatory issues, our platform will be able to automatically determine the actions required for each award or vesting, specific to the country in which the company operates. Therefore minimising the risks and allowing full compliance from a legal and regulatory position.

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Data Security

Our platform uses the highest standards to protect the valuable data and assets we hold on behalf of our clients. We have a team of in-house cyber security and IT professionals to protect our system and carry out security audits, due diligence, penetration testing and to oversee potential threats. We are fully regulated, accredited and certified by a range of statutory and non-statutory bodies including the US Department of Commerce’s Privacy Shield.

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Branded User Portal

Our platform can be branded to match your company's own brand, therefore becoming a professional extension of your employee benefits. You can set role-based access and let your employees and shareholders log into their own online branded share platform anytime, anywhere and see exactly what shares they have and how much they are worth. They can also easily accept grants, exercise options, calculate potential payouts and more.

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Our experienced employee services team are here to answer any questions you may have regarding all types of employee incentive plans. With a wealth of knowledge and expertise, they will be able to advise you on the best solution that meets your business needs.  

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