About the Webinar

There are several paths you can take to transition the ownership of your business. This session will evaluate employee ownership and if selling your business to an Employee Stock Ownership Trust is right for your business. 

You will learn: 

  • What ownership transition alternatives available

  • How an ESOP can be a fractional ownership alternative

  • How employee communication is key to a successful outcome of the ESOP transition


There are no prerequisites or advanced preparation required for this introductory-level session.

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

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Steve Ryan is a Director at Prairie Capital Advisors. He joined Prairie to assist in new business development initiatives. He has more than 30 years of new business and banking experience throughout the country. Steve has led commercial banking teams that interact with business owners and c-level executives of private and public companies. He has acted as trusted advisor to many privately held companies to assist them in growth initiatives, business transitions and liquidity events over the years.

Nick rejoined Prairie Capital Advisors in 2020. He advises middle-market companies on employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), corporate valuation, financial opinions, and other investment banking advisory services. Nick is responsible for providing project management services, corporate valuations, and transaction analyses in support of capital structuring engagements including the following: ESOP implementation, leveraged recapitalizations, management buyouts (MBO), mergers and acquisitions (M&A), fairness opinions, and other corporate finance-related topics.

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