ESOP Finance

The Bankers Trust ESOP Finance team is a Midwest-based, nationally focused practice that provides middle-market businesses with strategic employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) financing. Our experienced team works with customers as they plan for structural change and growth.  We employ a high-touch banking experience that allows customers to focus on their business as it navigates through the cultural and financial changes brought on by transitioning from a private company to a minority or majority ESOP owned company. 

Bankers Trust is an all-inclusive ESOP Finance group. We approach each new relationship with the assumption that we will be partners for years to come, and we leverage our knowledge of ESOPs to provide customers with cash flow planning, repurchase-liability planning, as well as acquisition and expansion strategy. Our team focuses on senior debt transactions that are $5 million and above.

Transaction Types

The Bankers Trust ESOP Finance team offers a variety of structures, including:

  • Leveraged Financing for 100% Sale of Stock to ESOP
  • Leveraged Financing for Minority Sale of Stock to ESOP
  • Financing for Second Stage ESOP Transactions
  • Working Capital Financing for ESOP Companies
  • Merger and Acquisition financing
  • Seller Note Refinancing

For Business Owners

If you are thinking about transitioning your company to an ESOP, please give one of our team members a call. We will work with you to understand your business and its needs and connect you with our network of advisors, lawyers, accountants, valuation firms and trustees, who can help determine the best route for you and your business.

Contact Us 

Joe DeJong
Managing Director, ESOP Finance
jdejong@bankerstrust.com
515-245-5121
https://www.linkedin.com/in/joedejongesop

Mark Weisheipl
Associate Managing Director, ESOP Finance
mweisheipl@bankerstrust.com
515-245-5248
https://www.linkedin.com/in/markweisheipl

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