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Financing an ESOP Transaction

February 7, 2017 (9:30 am-10:30 am Pacific)

About This Meeting

This Webinar provides you with on overview of how employee stock
ownership plans (ESOPs) work, with the focus on financing the ESOP
transaction to help you assess whether an ESOP is feasible for your company.

You will learn:


9:30 AM Financing an ESOP Transaction
Richard Shuma and Franco Silva, Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc.
10:30 AM Adjourn

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Richard P. Shuma

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Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc.

Dick has a 35+ year career advising corporate clients on capitalization structures, value enhancing business strategies and alternatives to efficiently realize on the value that they have created. Through his career, he has represented both corporate and investment banking disciplines leading and participating in a wide range of traditional and leveraged financings, strategic advisory engagements, buy and sell-side M&A engagements and various other capital raising engagements. Through the past 8-years he has focused his advisory work heavily on the ESOP as a transition vehicle. He continues that body of work at Prairie Capital Advisors. He is a frequent speaker within the ESOP community as well as guest lecturer and panelist in the corporate finance, valuation and M&A disciplines at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, DePaul University, The Loyola University Family Business Center, The Entrepreneurship Institute, and multiple other related organizations.

Franco Silva

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Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc.

Franco is a vice president in the Chicago office of Prairie Capital Advisors. He advises middle market companies on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), ESOP advisory, fairness opinions and other investment banking advisory services. Franco has worked in a variety of industries with particular emphasis in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), financial services, health care services, manufacturing, business services, consumer retail and distribution markets. Franco serves as a trusted advisor to a diverse range of clients nationwide delivering highly strategic consultation. He is a frequent featured speaker in forums around the country on topics covering ownership transition planning, ESOP Advisory, capital management and more. He is a chapter officer and VP of membership for the Illinois ESOP Association.


NCEO members: Free.

Nonmembers: See below for fees.

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