Structuring M&A and Private Equity Sales Involving ESOPs: Alternative Strategy in a Down Market
Evaluating Advantages and Risks, Best Practices for Structuring the Deal
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
The CLE webinar will examine the growing use of leveraged employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) in structuring acquisitions, divestitures and private equity sales in a down deal market. The panel will discuss the advantages and challenges of selling all or part of a business to an ESOP and best practices for structuring the transaction.
- Current trends in use of ESOPs to structure deals
- Tax advantages of ESOP transactions
- Non-tax benefits and risks of the ESOP structure
- Best practices for structuring the transaction
The panel will discuss these and other key issues:
- What are the latest trends in the use of ESOPs in structuring acquisitions, divestitures and private equity sales?
- What are the tax and other benefits of using leveraged ESOPs in structuring deals? What are the downsides of the ESOP structure?
- What are the mechanics of structuring a leveraged ESOP transaction?
Anthony J. Jacob
Hinshaw & Culbertson
Mr. Jacob is engaged in general corporate practice, including various aspects of private merger, acquisition,... | Read More
Mr. Jacob is engaged in general corporate practice, including various aspects of private merger, acquisition, divestiture and employee benefit matters. His practice also includes secured and unsecured lending transactions, asset securitization and structured finance, ESOP loans, initial debt and equity offerings, primary and secondary debt offerings, corporate reorganizations and restructuring, joint ventures and syndicated commercial financing transactions.Close
David R. Johanson
Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young
Mr. Johanson assists clients in general corporate matters and in employee ownership, benefit, ERISA, and related... | Read More
Mr. Johanson assists clients in general corporate matters and in employee ownership, benefit, ERISA, and related business matters, with an emphasis on executive compensation, equity incentive plans, non-qualified deferred compensation, ESOPs, ESOP transactions, mergers and acquisitions and related tax planning, and business succession and estate planning. He defends ERISA fiduciaries, plan sponsors, selling shareholders, and investment advisers in ERISA litigation matters involving ESOPs and business transactions in federal and state courts throughout the country in a wide range of controversies covering ERISA fiduciary responsibilities, ESOP valuation disputes, disclosure obligations, investment issues, and tax matters. He has extensive experience in negotiating ESOP, ERISA, and other issues with government regulatory agencies and in representing ERISA fiduciaries in litigation. Recognized nationally for his experience and expertise in the ESOP and executive compensation field, he is a past chair of the legislative and regulatory advisory committee of The ESOP Association.Close