Prairie Represents PREMIER Design + Build Group in its Sale to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL – July 27, 2023 – Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc. (“Prairie”), a leading middle-market investment bank, acted as financial advisor to PREMIER Design + Build Group, LLC (“PREMIER” or “Company”) in the transition of the company into an employee stock ownership plan.

PREMIER Design + Build Group, LLC, founded in 2004, provides a full range of design + construction services for industrial, commercial, medical, multifamily, retail, hospitality, and adaptive reuse projects. PREMIER prides itself for thinking outside the box to streamline the building process from concept to completion. Headquartered in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, PREMIER also has regional offices on the East and West Coasts.

Prairie worked closely with the management team and sellers, providing ESOP advisory expertise and managing the preparatory, due diligence, and negotiation phases of the ESOP transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “The decision to transition to an ESOP was a monumental next step for PREMIER, and we knew it would be a heavy lift to make it come together in the timeframe we established,” explained Mike Pacini, President of PREMIER. “The Prairie team could not have been more supportive every step of the way. They worked tirelessly, around the clock, with us to ensure we stayed on track and met our goals. They never missed a call and had thoughtful responses to every question that came up along the way. We could not have asked for a better team to help us navigate through this exciting process.”

“PREMIER’s focus on transparency, culture and teamwork creates a great foundation for an ESOP,” commented Tom DeSimone, Director at Prairie. Rocky Fiore, Managing Director and COO added, “The previous owners have a long-term vision for the company, and the new employee-owners will now be able to share in any future value creation.”

About Prairie Capital Advisors

Prairie is a leading financial advisory firm specializing in creating and executing ownership transition strategies for middle-market companies nationwide. In 2022, Prairie was named ESOP Investment Bank of the Year by M&A Atlas. For more information, visit


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