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Financing an ESOP Transaction

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This replay was recorded on February 7, 2017.

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:


Richard P. Shuma

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Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc.

Richard P. Shuma, managing director at Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc. has a 35+year career advising corporate clients on capital structure, business strategies, and alternatives to efficiently realize on the value that they have created. He has represented corporate and investment banking disciplines in a wide range of financing, strategic advisory engagements, buy- and sell-side M&A engagements, and other capital-raising engagements. Through the past 10 years he has focused heavily on the ESOP as a transition vehicle.

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.