Several key developers left the company. Employment contracts were drawn up with them, but the rights to service works were not formalized - only in the contract it was written that "the rights to service works belong to the company." When the company decided to sell its software product to a large bank, the bank did due diligence. It turned out that there could be claims from former employees related to the fact that the code and the unique technology used in this product belong to them. Therefore, the bank offered to pay the company 70% upon signing the deal, simultaneously with the transfer of rights to the product, and keep 30% in an escrow account for 2 years: if during this time the developers make claims against the bank, the amount will be used to cover legal costs and pay compensation . If there are no claims, then the company will receive the amount. If in a similar situation the company attracted an investor, then the investor would reduce the value of the company, taking into account the size of the possible claims of the developers and the likelihood of their implementation.