Transaction Advisory

ESOP Advisory Services

Each year, Mercer Capital assists companies and financial institutions with annual ESOP valuations, as well as with advisory services concerning ESOP feasibility, controversy matters, DOL audit response, and fairness opinions

Mercer Capital understands ESOPs because we are an ESOP-owned firm. We provide annual appraisals for ESOP trustees, as well as fairness opinions and other valuation-related services for ESOP companies and financial institutions across the nation.

Augmenting our direct ESOP expertise on behalf Plan Trustees and sponsor companies is Mercer Capital’s considerable breadth of industry and scenario experience garnered from hundreds of non-ESOP engagements every year. Mercer Capital’s practice diversity benefits our ESOP clients by offering real world experience beyond that of most practitioners in the field.

We bring over 35 years of valuation experience to every ESOP engagement. The stability of our staff and our long-standing relationships with clients assure consistency of the valuation methodology and the quality of analysis for which we are known.

We are active members of The ESOP Association and the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO), and our professionals are regular speakers on topics related to ESOP valuation. Each of the senior analytical professionals of Mercer Capital has extensive ESOP valuation experience, providing primary senior-level leadership on multiple ESOP engagements every year.


  • ESOP feasibility assistance and preliminary valuation
  • ESOP appraisal review
  • Fairness opinions for ESOP installations, plan terminations and other material financial events
  • Complex ESOP transactions and financing structures
  • ESOP related litigation and dispute resolution
  • ESOP sponsor company M&A
  • Annual ESOP plan valuations
  • ESOP second-stage transactions