Businesses Benefit When Employees Lead
Employee-owned companies fundamentally change the worker-workplace relationship. The potential of a business resides 100% with its people. Success is in everyone’s interest when shareholder and employee motivations are aligned. Employee-ownership creates compelling results.
How It Works
Our Employee Ownership Program
A privately owned business sells to Empowered Ventures, Inc. at fair market value.
Seller receives all or most of the purchase price in cash at closing.
The business becomes a subsidiary of Empowered Ventures, Inc., which is wholly owned by the Empowered Ventures ESOP Trust.
Empowered Ventures, Inc. makes an annual retirement benefit contribution to the trust on behalf of each employee, funded by the operating companies’ profits.
The contribution is converted to shares of Empowered Ventures, Inc. within each employee’s account.
Accounts accrue value inside the trust, with the share price revalued annually by an accredited valuation firm.
The trust repurchases vested shares from employees when they exit the company.