ESOP BUYOUTS

Capitalizing on Tax Incentives to Maximize Value

Opus Advisory Partners works with owners of standalone companies seeking a sale of all or a portion of their ownership to a newly created employee stock ownership plan (ESOP).  Our firm has experience in the planning, analysis, funding and full execution of ESOP buyouts, either singularly or as part of an overall multi-step liquidity process.

Compared to a traditional sale involving a strategic or financial buyer, the ESOP buyout may offer some compelling advantages, including reduced corporate and/or personal taxes, significant structuring flexibility, and employee ownership.  Our firm is involved in all of the aspects of the ESOP buyout process, including the following:

  • Pre-transaction planning and feasibility
  • Financial analysis, valuation and structuring
  • Preparation and management of external materials
  • Prospective lender screening and communications
  • Transaction documentation

Our ESOP whitepaper describes the transaction in more detail. Download it here.

Note: All trademarks and client logos used in association with the engagements denoted are intended to facilitate a description of such engagements. No suggestion of sponsorship or approval by or from the respective trademark/logo owners, nor any endorsement of Opus Advisory Partners or its services, should be inferred from the use of such designations. Transactions marked with an asterisk (*) signify that Opus Advisory Partners principals acted in their capacity as registered FINRA representatives of Burch & Company, Inc.