About the Webinar

Sustainability is the concept of utilizing a resource in a manner that enables longevity. In an ESOP company, the concept relates specifically to perpetuating the ESOP while maintaining the health of the business. ESOP policy decisions are generally established at the inception of the plan when there is not a clear understanding of how such decisions will influence the business as it matures.

You will review how ESOP policies can affect the following:

  • Repurchase Obligation
  • Value Trajectory
  • Benefit Expectations
  • Future Cash Flow Implications
  • Management Succession

Franco Silva joined Prairie Capital Advisors in 2007. He specializes in advising middle-market companies on mergers and acquisitions (M&A), employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) advisory, fairness opinions and other investment banking advisory services. Franco serves as a trusted advisor to a diverse range of middle-market companies nationwide delivering highly strategic consultation and financial advisory services. In addition, Franco has been instrumental in developing Prairie’s sustainability practice. He also completes numerous transactions each year, delivering the best possible outcome for his clients. Franco also leads professional roundtables and educational seminars for Prairie’s ESOP partners and for business owners contemplating an ownership transition event.

Kamil Swierczek joined Prairie Capital Advisors in 2012. He specializes in advising middle market companies on various ownership transition strategies. Kamil’s responsibilities include project management along with conducting corporate valuations and related transaction analyses in support of a wide variety of ownership transition and valuation engagements, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), leveraged buyouts (LBOs), management buyouts (MBOs), and other capital structuring projects for clients nationwide. He also provides seamless communication with clients, trustees and other service providers. In addition, Kamil takes active involvement in training new analysts.

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