Employee Ownership. A Unique Exit Strategy

ESOP Advisory

Prairie Capital Advisors is a nationally recognized advisor to owners of middle-market companies and ESOP fiduciaries considering an ESOP exit strategy. Prairie's professionals are very active in ESOP-focused organizations including The ESOP Association, the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) and Employee-Owned S Corporations of America (ESCA)

ESOP SELL-SIDE ADVISORY

We advise business owners through the ESOP sale process

We work for you

As a business owner, selling your company to an ESOP should be treated with the same precision as selling to a third party buyer. A well executed process is crucial

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ESOP TRUST-SIDE ADVISORY

We help trustees / fiduciaries understand the valuation, financial fairness, and benefit impacts of an ESOP transaction

We are a trusted advisor

We help trustees / fiduciaries understand the valuation, financial fairness, and benefit impacts of an ESOP transaction

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ANNUAL ESOP VALUATIONS

We provide valuation services for annual ESOP administration

A transparent approach

We are a nationally recognized leader in providing trustees / fiduciaries valuation services for annual ESOP administration

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ESOP M&A

We understand fiduciary challenges when running an M&A process

Navigating a complex landscape

Selling an ESOP-owned company to a strategic buyer or financial sponsor takes a unique blend of capital markets expertise and a thorough understanding of ERISA fiduciary procedures

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ESOP Sustainability

We help you understand the long term implications of your ESOP policy decisions

Long-term vision required

We help trustees, board of directors, and management teams understand the long-term impacts of ESOP policy decisions. We provide a decision making tool to promote long-term sustainability

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Mature ESOP Consulting

We provide ESOP consulting on various Board of Director and litigation support matters

Strategic and legal consulting

We will provide Mature ESOP Consulting Services on various Board of Directors Matters

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WHAT IS AN ESOP?

An employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) is a unique strategy for business owners seeking liquidity.  Using an ESOP strategy allows the business owner to sell a fractional amount or the entire business to the employees. Eligible employees will be allocated common stock over a period of time based on a non-discriminatory basis.  ESOPs are typically funded and sponsored by the company. In other words, the employees pay nothing for the shares other than time and dedication to the company.

ESOPs have 3 Primary Traits

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  • Owners can sell a fractional amount or the entire company to an ESOP
  • It’s a more controllable and friendly process compared to a third party sale
  • Provides continuity of corporate culture and company legacy

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  • Owners can sell a fractional amount or the entire company to an ESOP
  • It’s a more controllable and friendly process compared to a third party sale
  • Provides continuity of corporate culture and company legacy

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  • Owners can sell a fractional amount or the entire company to an ESOP
  • It’s a more controllable and friendly process compared to a third party sale
  • Provides continuity of corporate culture and company legacy

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Middle - Market Focus

Middle - Market Focus

Prairie Capital Advisors is dedicated to serving the investment banking and financial advisory needs of middle - market business owners

Middle - Market Focus

Middle - Market Focus

Prairie Capital Advisors is dedicated to serving the investment banking and financial advisory needs of middle - market business owners

Middle - Market Focus

Middle - Market Focus

Prairie Capital Advisors is dedicated to serving the investment banking and financial advisory needs of middle - market business owners

Middle - Market Focus

Middle - Market Focus

Prairie Capital Advisors is dedicated to serving the investment banking and financial advisory needs of middle - market business owners