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Using ESOPs to Structure an Acquisition

December 5, 2017 (9:30 am-10:30 am Pacific)

About This Meeting

An ESOP can be a tool to make acquisitions easier, but it also adds some layers of complexity, and this Webinar explores the legal and fiduciary issues that must be part of any effective acquisition strategy. This Webinar will also discuss the impact of the acquisition, plan its implementation, consider the impact on HR, benefits, and morale, and develop an approach to communications to respects both the need for confidentiality and employee buy-in. Presenters will also discuss the various legal structures available for ESOP companies to use in acquisitions, including the situations in which those structures best fit. ESOP fiduciaries will also learn more about their role in the acquisition process, including situations in which those fiduciaries may have more than one "hat" at the company.

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Program

9:30 AM Legal Issues, Strategic, & Practical Issues
Will Stewart, PCE Investment Bankers

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Presenters

William A. Stewart

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PCE Investment Bankers

A PCE partner and the head of the firm's ESOP practice, Will Stewart is considered an expert in the ESOP community. Since joining PCE in 2004, he has closed more than $2 billion in ESOP transactions and is a frequent speaker, panelist and presenter at both regional and national investment-focused conferences and events. Having a deep understanding of the benefits business owners and employees can realize through an ESOP, Will welcomes the opportunity to advise owners on all of their transaction options. He offers his clients a personalized approach in identifying, implementing and executing an ESOP suitably structured for the future well-being and sustainability of their business.

Registration

NCEO members: Free.

Nonmembers: See below for fees.

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