We are a national leader in ESOP advisory services, with a long and successful track record working with many of the country's leading ESOP attorneys and trustees, providing them with accurate and defensible valuation conclusions that meet all applicable ERISA, IRS and Department of Labor regulations. Our ESOP advisory team assists clients as they create employee ownership transactions. We have worked to support either the buy-side or sell-side participants in negotiating a fair and equitable transaction.

Our feasibility studies clearly present the various potential transaction structures, and the impact each structure has on the selling shareholder(s), key employees, the sponsoring company and the ESOP.

Some of the key questions addressed by the feasibility study include:

  • The estimated range of value that the ESOP can potentially pay for the company's stock under various capital structures
  • The impact each potential structure will have on the debt borrowing capacity and future cash flows of the company
  • The impact on the company's future employee benefit levels

Where a minority ESOP already exists, we can assist the non-ESOP owner in evaluating a further purchase by the ESOP. We consider multiple tax structures as part of the process and advise on the appropriate level of external debt.

Our ESOP professionals have the expertise and critical knowledge of financial, valuation, ERISA compliance, tax law and banking required to assist business owners with successful ESOP transactions. Our consultants have been involved in hundreds of successful transactions that include small positions in a company's stock to 100% employee ownership companies.

 

 

KEY CONTACTS

Scott Brace, ASA
Boston: 617.535.7785
Rochester: 585.475.9260
sbrace@empireval.com


Chuck Coyne, ASA
Boston: 617.535.7785
West Hartford: 860.233.6552
ccoyne@empireval.com


 

 

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