Options are usually given to employees and shareholders of the company. The holder of the option can buy and sell the company’s shares. 

Eqvista allows you to exercise options into equities easily on its platform. Here is how you can do it.

Step 1: Log into your Eqvista account and select your company account to exercise options. 

Eqvista login

You will then reach the company’s dashboard. From here, click on “Securities” from the left-hand side and click on “Options”


Step 2: Then, you will be redirected to the following page. 

Option pool

Note: On this page, click on “Create New Class” to create an option class and if you have created one, you can issue options and implement a vesting schedule.

Create new class

Then, you will see all the option pools created as shown below.  Click on the option pool that you want to convert to stock. In this case, we will click on “Option Pool 2.

Step 3: On this page, you will see the number of shares issued under this option pool.  In this case, we have one.

Issue options

Select the option name “OP2-001 to exercise them. 

Step 4: Once you click on this, you will be redirected to the next page where you can see all the details of the option issued.

Exercise to equity

From here, click on the button that states “Actions” on the top right-hand side of the page. A mini drop-down menu will appear, and select “Exercise to equity”.

Step 5: After you have done this, a new panel will appear. The first thing that you need to do is choose if it is a partial or full exercise. The exercise price will automatically be used for the conversion to shares. 

In this case, we have selected the full exercise and the equity class to where the shares would be given. Then, the exercise date and exercise grant name will be automatically filled. If the exercise date is not today, then you can edit it.

Note: You can also partially exercise the options issued to you by clicking “Partial Exercise”. Check out the support article to learn how to partially exercise options.

Full exercise

Once done, click on “Submit Exercise”.

Step 6: With this done, you will be redirected to the page where the option has been exercised in the name “Exer from OP2-001”.

Grant details

But to see the effect of this on the secondary transaction part of the cap table, you will have to follow the next step.

Step 7: To see the secondary transactions table, click on “Cap table” and from the drop-down menu click on “Secondary transactions”. With this, you will reach the following page.

Secondary transactions

From here you can see under the tab “Exercises” that the conversion has been posted to the list and all the details updated as well.

Just like this, you can easily exercise options into shares. To know more about how to use the Eqvista application, check out the support articles here!

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