Peter Abrahamson, Verit Advisors Technical Director, will present at the Illinois Chapter of the ESOP Association on Thursday, March 5, in Oak Brook, IL. Abrahamson, Verit Advisors will co-present with Peter Aliferis, Pendo Advisors and Eric Zaleski, MB Financial Bank on “Synthetic Equity Uses in ESOP Transactions and Executive Compensation Situations.”

Synthetic equity is flexible and a highly valuable tool to utilize in ESOP transaction and executive compensation settings. This session will define, explain and show the various ways in which synthetic equity can be used to advance an organization’s goals.

Abrahamson has more than 15 years of valuation and investment banking experience, specializing in the valuation of business enterprises and individual securities, structuring ESOP transactions, and executing public and private market capital raises. At Verit, Abrahamson leads the technical aspects of ESOP financial modeling, valuation, tax, accounting and human capital topics. He has analyzed and structured multiple large, complex multi-investor ESOP transactions across numerous industries. Mr. Abrahamson serves on the ESOP Association’s valuation advisory committee and has spoken at numerous conferences regarding advanced ESOP valuation and transaction structuring topics.

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, and mergers and acquisitions. 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. Mary Josephs founded Verit Advisors in 2009 in Chicago and has nearly three decades of experience in the world of corporate finance. Josephs and her team are considered to be the foremost experts in ESOP transactions and middle market strategic alternatives.

About Illinois ESOP Association

Founded in 1978, the ESOP Association is the national association of companies with employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and service providers with a professional commitment to employee ownership through ESOPs. The Association is the leading voice in America for employee ownership through ESOPs, and devotes considerable time to creating and maintaining favorable ESOP legislation. In addition, The ESOP Association is a prime source for educational materials necessary for successful implementation and administration of an ESOP.

The Illinois Chapter of the ESOP Association is one of 18 state and regional chapters, and is among the association’s most active and enthusiastic voices before Congress. There are more than 500 ESOP companies in Illinois.