Time to Sell Your Business? An ESOP May Be the Answer

Strategy Driven

These companies are often founded to capitalize on a perceived market opportunity and grow over time until eventually the owner has a healthy, and profitable company. Let’s assume you started a digital marketing agency, a realistic example, given this industry is hot. Selling one’s company to an ESOP, an employee stock ownership plan, does just that. Selling to an ESOP preserves company culture and increases productivity, which generally ensures strong future performance.

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Why the U.S. Needs More Worker-Owned Companies

Harvard Business

And some companies with employee majority-owned stock programs, such as Publix Super Markets and outerwear maker W.L. nonprofit organizations like the Heartland Capital Strategy Institute are bringing together institutional investors, private asset managers, and worker representatives to harness some of the $13 trillion of assets in workers’ pension funds to invest in worker-friendly businesses that offer good investment returns. Klaus Meinhardt/Getty Images.

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