Arriving at a fair equity split for co-founders of a startup company in Ohio can be difficult, but considering different factors could help. Perhaps the most important factor is what positions the partners are going to fill in the new company. A CEO has more responsibilities than a consultant or other non-key executives, so that person should have a greater equity interest in the company.
Some Ohio companies may be part of a recent trend among American firms to buy up foreign ventures that in previous years would have been their competition. The business formation and planning strategy was seen as becoming more popular as the domestic growth of some US companies had gone flat in the last few years. The trend was reported by KMPG in their September 2013 report. The business analysis firm releases semi-annual reports on mergers and acquisitions.