CHICAGO — Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc., a leading corporate advisory and investment banking firm, is pleased to announce they have become an employee owned company through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The ESOP gives Prairie employees 48% ownership of the Firm.
“Our employees are incredibly talented and dedicated. They have contributed tremendously to Prairie’s achievements and sharing ownership with them not only rewards their contributions, but also provides them incentive for their continued dedication,” says Ken Serwinski, CEO of Prairie Capital Advisors. “As a leading financial advisor to ESOP companies across the country, the establishment of the ESOP aligns the interests of the Firm with our employees. This will further support our sustainable business model while also allowing us to better serve business owners with their ownership transitions.”
Founded in 1996 by Kenneth Serwinski and Robert Gross, Prairie provides investment banking, ESOP advisory and valuation services to support the growth and ownership transition strategies of closely-held businesses that are contemplating the fractional or total transition of ownership to employees, managers or outside buyers. Prairie provides strategic corporate advice on third-party sales, ESOPs, recapitalizations, MBOs, family transfers or various hybrid alternatives.
About Prairie Capital Advisors
Prairie is an employee owned company that offers investment banking, ESOP advisory and valuation services to support the growth and ownership transition strategies of middle-market companies. Headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, with offices in Chicago, Atlanta and Cedar Rapids, the company is a leading advisor to closely-held companies nationwide. For more information call 630.413.5565 or visit www.prairiecap.com.
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