Athennian allows you to visualize organizational charts for your parent company and its subsidiaries, but occasionally you might come into a scenario where your organizational chart is not properly working. There are few reasons why you might be experiencing this, and quick-fixes you can do in response.

If your organizational chart is not working within Athennian, it is possible one of the following might be at fault:

Parent company shares have been issued to a subsidiary

If you have issued shares of a parent company to a subsidiary, the organizational chart will not visualize any entities within the group. This is due to the restriction of “corporate incest” laws in which subsidiaries are not permitted to hold shares of their parent companies.

While we understand that there are rare instances within certain jurisdictions where this is permitted, Athennian is not able to support these occurrences.

Missing share class within the parent company

It is possible that your organizational chart is not displaying properly due to the fact that a share class was not created within the parent company. To resolve this, you simply need to go back to the parent company and ensure that a share class is created. 

Check out our video tutorial on creating a share class for information on how to do this.

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