Advantages of Employee Ownership

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ESOP
Process

Benefits to the Selling Shareholders

The complexities and expense of moving through the ESOP process can detract from the benefits that an ESOP solution often creates for the potential selling shareholder and corporate management. In some cases, these difficulties can stymie a solid ESOP deal from ever happening or delay it for years to come. Therefore, there is a need to clarify the process of a potential ESOP transaction early on in the process.

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Education

Education on specific and relevant details that are essential to a selling shareholder(s) and corporate management. The reality for most is that this is their first ever transaction.

Validation

Validating that the ESOP is the right solution to the selling shareholder(s) goals and objectives he or she has for the business.

Due Diligence Process

Provide efficiencies and accuracies for the due diligence process by developing and incorporating due diligence elements like forecasting in the initial valuation phase.

Negotiation

Collaborating with the selling shareholder(s) and corporate management on the ESOP strategy that will guide the selling side through the process of negotiation.

Independence

Strengthens the independence of the transaction relative to a knowledgeable seller which supports their fiduciary responsibility within the transaction.

Update

Utilizing models in both the valuation and feasibility, the client can continually update the models to more accurately predict the final terms of the ESOP.

When we say experts, we mean experts.

Below is a list of accredited affiliations and associations our audit team work with on a regular basis.

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Journey to an ESOP:
THE ESOP GUY

In “The Journey to an ESOP,” Partner, Phillip Hayes addresses ESOPs from a business owner’s perspective.