The Truth about 50-50 Partnership Structures

50-50 partnership structure

Of the various ways to divide partner equity in multi-owner businesses, the 50-50 partnership is one of the most common. In fact, many companies use the 50-50 equity division by default. And why not? It takes very little forethought and (at least on the surface) should make everyone happy. But just because it’s widely used doesn’t mean it’s always the best option for your company.

Before you decide to split your new business down the middle, let me walk you through some of the nuances of the 50-50 equity structure: Who should and shouldn’t opt for a 50-50 setup, the pros and cons of this partnership structure, and some commonly held (and often misunderstood) beliefs about the 50-50 equity split.

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