ESOP Transaction Services

Optimizing the strategic value of ESOP transactions

Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) offer unique opportunities and present distinct challenges for business owners. We understand the different challenges that arise with transactions involving an ESOP and will ensure that transactions are structured and completed in a manner that satisfies your key business objectives.

Our investment bankers evaluate whether an ESOP is the right approach to achieve the owner’s exit goals and develop a plan for the best way forward. Our services include:

Feasibility Analysis

Before we begin any engagement, we take time to understand your goals and the unique aspects of your business. We provide the stakeholders a complimentary preliminary analysis to help determine whether an ESOP is the right strategy.

Parallel Exit Process

ESOPs can be a powerful negotiating tool and alternative exit option to a traditional sale process. We leverage this opportunity through our Parallel Exit Process, in which the sale to a strategic buyer or private-equity group and the sale to an ESOP are simultaneously pursued.


We provide valuation services to owners considering an ESOP, and for purchase price and bank lending negotiations.