Brooks Myhran and Kristin Ackerman of Verit Advisors will present via webinar “Using ESOPs to Structure Acquisitions – Strategic & Practical Issues” on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 11:30 AM CST. This webinar is offered by the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) for continuing education credit.

The webinar will discuss how many ESOP companies are actively pursuing acquisitions, but without careful planning acquisitions often fail to live up to expectations. You will learn what a current or future ESOP company should consider in preparing projections about the impact of an acquisition. In addition, they will cover some of the practical issues involved in an acquisition, such as shareholder voting, harmonizing compensation and benefits, and integrating new employees into the culture. Registration for the webinar can be found at

About the Speakers

Brooks Myhran, Managing Director, has more than 25 years of investment banking experience executing mergers and acquisitions, going-private transactions, and recapitalizations, as well as extensive valuation experience providing a wide range of sophisticated financial advisory services, including all manner of fairness opinions, solvency opinions, and ESOP and non-ESOP appraisals and related valuation consulting. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Stanford University. Brooks is also a chartered financial analyst (CFA).

Kristin Ackerman is a founding member and Senior Associate. Kristin focuses her time on production, specifically financial modeling, pitch materials, offering memoranda, management presentations, and firm administration. She graduated with a B.A. in economics and business from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2009.

About Verit Advisors

Verit Advisors unites sophisticated middle-market investment banking capabilities with a client-centric boutique, fluent in ESOPs, debt and equity capital markets, recapitalizations, valuation services, and mergers and acquisitions and other forms of ownership transition. Integrity, teamwork, service and innovation are at the heart of the organization, as the Verit Team strives to provide unparalleled advice and custom solutions to its clients.

About NCEO

The National Center for Employee Ownership is a private, nonprofit membership and research organization that serves as the leading source of accurate, unbiased information on employee stock ownership plans, equity compensation plans such as stock options and ownership culture.