Gregory Cook joined Prairie Capital Advisors in 2014 and is a shareholder in the firm. He specializes in advising middle-market companies on financial opinions, mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”), employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), corporate planning and other investment banking advisory services. Greg is responsible for providing project management services, corporate valuations and related transaction analyses in support of fairness opinions, capital structuring engagements (including ESOP implementation), leveraged recapitalizations, management buyouts (MBO), M&A and other related corporate finance purposes. He leads and is instrumental in developing Prairie’s Fairness Opinion practice and is the Chair of Prairie’s Technical Committee.
Greg is a frequent speaker on topics including fairness opinions, special committees, valuation and ESOP transactions. In addition, Greg serves as a member of The ESOP Association’s Valuation Advisory Committee as an Associate Member and, in 2018, Greg was recognized as a Top 40 Under Forty Honoree by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA). Further, he received the America’s Top Rising Star award from M&A Atlas in 2019.