I signed an offer letter from a large technology company in Jun 2017 3rd week for starting date of Aug 14, 2017.
My current employer is selling the public company to a private equity firm and so all the unvested equity would be purchased in cash. The original planned final date of closing the deal was by September and as per internal news it was expected by Aug 1st week. Now looks like it won't be done until original planned date.
I have some stocks in my current company - is it okay to ask the recruiter to extend the start date by 6 weeks so I don't lose the stock money? I regret awfully about not discussing this with the recruiter before signing, as I was expecting the deal to be complete by my joining date.
I know this is position and company specific, but want to take suggestions on what is the general consensus on this matter before I even talk to the recruiter.