Employee stock ownership plans offer meaningful, flexible alternatives to traditional M&A exits. But some businesses are better suited for ESOPs than others.

So, when is it worth exploring a leveraged ESOP with your client? David Blauzvern, an award-winning advisor with CSG Partners, will share baseline metrics and standard scenarios that commonly yield successful employee ownership transactions and drive sustainable business transitions. He’ll also cover the pros and cons of a leveraged ESOP while illustrating the costs and benefits of a typical transaction.

This session is geared for exit planning advisors with a basic understanding of ESOPs who have yet to apply an employee ownership strategy in a real-world engagement. You’ll also have an opportunity to ask questions in a live Q&A.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize when ESOPs are a good fit for closely-held companies
  • Understand relevant employee ownership use cases
  • See examples of multi-stage ESOP succession strategies

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Event Details

Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern Time
Where: Zoom
Cost: Free
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Who Should Attend?

  • Strategic Consultants

    One of the most critical roles in exit planning is building transferable value. Strategic consultants have the ability to expand options and drive rapid business value that affect performance today.

  • Family Business Advisors

    More than 50% of lower middle market business owners would prefer to transition to the next generation. Help them succeed with exit planning strategies.

  • Wealth Managers

    You’re a skilled relationship person. Being entangled into your clients’ professional lives matters as you build a strategy to manage their wealth upon them harvesting it from their business. Exit planning allows you to build a deeper relationship with your client, expands your COI network, while giving you an early seat at table well before the liquidity event.

  • Attorneys

    You have close relationships with clients, and can benefit from being the first advisor to introduce the idea of exit planning.

  • CPAs/Accountants

    Owners participating in the State of Owner Readiness research continue to indicate that you are the No. 1 "Most Trusted Advisor." You are a natural fit to lead the exit planning team and deepen your relationship (and retention) of next generation owners.

  • Estate Planners

    Exit planning is a natural fit for estate planners who want to operate more holistically with their owner clients.

  • Financial Advisors

    One of the critical ‘legs of the stool’ is personal financing planning. An owner must have a strong financial plan & contingency plan post-transition to enable them to thrive in the next act of the lives personally and financially. Exit planning brings this future mindset into the present. Exit is now.


The Exit Planning Institute, provides Financial Advisors, Accountants, Consultants, and other advisors of business owners with the critical education to differentiate themselves and add value to their existing client relationships through a credential, conference, courses, and content. Download the CEPA brochure for more information.