Founders Peter Lord and David Sproxton will retain one-quarter of parent group Aardman Holdings and will receive a multimillion-pound payout.
Employees will own their controlling stake in the company through a trust.
Employees who have worked for the company for at least three months are entitled to a bonus.
The deal gives employees the ability to have a say in the company's operations through a workers council. The new senior team will operate on a board of directors that will make decisions and oversee staff bonuses.
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