ESOP Transactions

ESOP Transactions


Private 80-person Nevada Civil Engineering Firm ESOP*
September 2018 – Matheson Advisors served as financial advisor to the majority shareholder in the sale of a 51% ownership block to the company’s newly established ESOP

Private 140-person architecture firm
January 2018 – MFA served as independent financial and valuation advisor to the Trustee for a transaction in which the ESOP purchased approximately 33% of the Company’s common stock in a partially leveraged transaction, as part of a founder buy-out.

Private 60-person VA architecture firm
August 2017 – MFA served as financial and valuation advisor to the Company for a transaction in which a newly created ESOP purchased 30% of the Company’s common stock with cash.

Private 500-person CA Architecture Firm
December 2016 – MFA served as financial and valuation advisor to independent institutional trustee for a 18.5% common stock purchase by the ESOP in follow-on transaction to transition founder’s remaining interest. The ESOP now holds 73% of the equity of this 500+ person design firm.

Private 270-person East Coast Transportation Firm
November 2016 – January 2012 – Financial and Valuation Advisor for Stock purchase by Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

Private 20 Person Engineering Firm (North Carolina)
November 2016 – February 2008 – Served as Financial Advisor to the Independent Trustees for the implementation of a 100% ESOP and S-corp Conversion of a 20+ person engineering firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Private 75-person California Architecture and Interiors Firm
October 2016 – MFA served as financial and valuation advisor to the independent trustee for a transaction that resulted in the ESOP increasing its ownership to 100% and the firm making an S-corporation election.

Private 325-person Pennsylvania Engineering Firm
July 2015 – MFA served as financial and valuation advisor to the independent trustee for a transaction in which the ESOP purchased 9% of the Company’s common stock with cash and an ESOP note.

Private 40-person CA Architecture Firm
January 2015 – MFA served as financial and valuation advisor for an internal transaction in which the ESOP purchased 55% of the Company’s voting common stock in a leveraged transaction.

Private 385-person CA Architecture Firm
December 2014 – MFA served as financial and valuation advisor to independent institutional trustee for a 12% common stock purchase by ESOP in follow-on transaction to reduce founder’s interest. The ESOP now holds 42% of the equity of this 385+ person design firm.

Private 130-person Midwest Engineering and Construction Management Firm
December 2014 – MFA acted as financial advisor for multi-entity consolidation and restructuring under a newly established holding company acting through the company ESOP trustees. The transactions resulted in a stronger, better capitalized firm to support future growth.

Private 170+ person CA Civil Engineering Firm
October 2014 – MFA acted as financial and valuation advisor to ESOP trustees in a 10% transaction that resulted in the ESOP trust ownership increasing to 62%.

Private 115-person Southeast Engineering Firm
March 2014 – MFA served as financial and valuation advisor for an internal transaction in which the ESOP purchased 79% of the Company’s voting common stock in a leveraged transaction.

Private 275-person West Coast Architecture Firm
December 2013 – and December 2012 – MFA served as Financial and Valuation Advisor to Independent Trustee for both first and second stage ESOP section 1042 transaction. Developed program for stock ownership expansion and management buyout part of overall transaction, successfully transferring over 42% of equity from founder.

Private 350-person Mid-West E/A Firm
November 2013 – MFA initiated ESOP program and served as Financial and Valuation Advisor to Independent Trustee for new 37% ESOP to restructure firm ownership and provide liquidity to certain owners.

Private 120-person Mid-Atlantic Architectural Lighting Firm
December 2012 – MFA served as Financial and Valuation Advisor to Independent Trustee for 100% ESOP leveraged buyout.

Private 150-person Southeast Engineering Firm
December 2012 – MFA served as Financial and Valuation Advisor to Independent Trustee for minority ESOP purchase of 13% of the company’s capital stock. Also programmed and consulted on simultaneous management buyout of additional 25% of direct shares for ownership expansion to key leaders.

Private 100-person Mid-Atlantic Architectural Design Firm
December 2012 – MFA served as Financial and Valuation Advisor to Independent Trustee for new 20% leveraged ESOP buyout. Also developed ownership transition and management buyout plans for Company.

Private 80-person Alaskan Engineering Firm
September 2012 – MFA served as Financial and Valuation Advisor to Independent Trustee for 100% ESOP leveraged buy-out and management Stock Appreciation Rights program.

Private 45-person Mid-Atlantic Engineering/Environmental Consulting Firm
January 2012 – MFA served as Financial and Valuation Advisor to Independent Trustee for new 30% ESOP leveraged buyout. Additionally, MFA developed ownership transition and management buyout plans for the Company.

Private 55-person Midwest Architecture Firm
January 2012 – Financial and Valuation Advisor for termination of Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Private 200-person East Coast Civil Engineering Firm
June 2011 – Financial and Valuation Advisor to independent trustee for the termination of its Employee Stock Ownership Plan as part of an overall restructuring of firm ownership.

Private 50+ Person Architecture and Engineering Firm (Wisconsin)
March 2009 – Initiated, co-managed, and valued new Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

Private 280+ Person Architecture and Engineering Firm (Pennsylvania)
January 2008 – Initiated and co-managed the implementation of new Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

Private 30+ Person Architecture & Interiors Firm (Massachusetts)
December 2006 – Initiated, co-managed, and valued new Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

Private 200-person Civil Engineering and Land Planning Firm (Florida)
September 2006 – Initiated and valued new ESOP and firm recapitalization.

Private 20+ Person Consulting Engineering Firm (New Hampshire)
September 2006 – Initiated, co-managed, and valued new Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

Private 40+ Person Federal Programs Environmental Engineering Firm (Maryland)
February 2006 – Financial and Valuation Advisor for Management Buy-Out and ESOP transaction.

Private $75 million Calendered PVC Plastic Building Products Company (Pennsylvania)
January 2006 – Financial and Valuation Advisor to independent transaction trustee for 100% ESOP buy-out.

Private Mechanical Contractor/Design Firm (Florida)
February 2005 – Valuation of new Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Private 30+ Person Consulting Engineering Firm (North Carolina)
January 2005 – Valuation of new Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Private 100+ Person Specialty Engineering Firm (Virginia)
December 2004 – Establishment and valuation of new Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Helicopter Services & Contracting Firm (Pennsylvania)
March 2003 – Initiated, co-managed, and valued 100% buy-out by a new Employee Stock Ownership Plan*

Private 400+ Person Consulting Engineering Firm (Florida)
February 2003 – Initiated, co-managed, and valued new Employee Stock Ownership Plan*

Private 300+ Person Consulting Engineering Firm (Nebraska)
January 2002 – Initiated, co-managed, and valued new Employee Stock Ownership Plan * Colvin Matheson initiated, successfully managed and negotiated, and/or provided valuation services for these clients and transactions while serving as leader of another consulting firm’s financial advisory services group through December 2003