Single & Double Trigger Acceleration

Single Trigger Acceleration

Acceleration of vesting based on a single, specified, event, such as an acquisition or change of control. To be contrasted with double trigger acceleration, which is acceleration based on two events–such as a change of control and being terminated within a certain period of time after a change of control.

Double Trigger Acceleration

Acceleration of vesting based on two (2) events–first, an acquisition or change of control, followed by a termination of service (usually without cause).

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