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ESOP Finance

Give your employees a true stake in your success.

Grow your employee-owned business

First Midwest’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Finance Group provides banking and financing services1 to ESOP-owned companies throughout the ESOP life cycle. We also support First Midwest’s bankers and clients by providing ESOP expertise to existing customers who are or may be considering ownership transition through sales to employees.

Our team integrates a deep understanding of ESOP ownership with broad experience in bank lending, working capital management solutions, capital markets, and capital asset financing.

ESOP Financing Types

Whether your company is considering, or has implemented, ESOP ownership, First Midwest’s ESOP Financial Group brings a holistic approach to:

  • Initial ESOP transaction financing
  • Post-transition financing to support on-going strategic and growth needs
  • Financing for second-stage transactions
  • Repurchase obligation financing

Contact a member of our ESOP Finance Group today to learn more:

Elizabeth A. Di Cola
Senior Vice President, Group Head

Edward J. Weisto
Senior Vice President

Ashley N. Kirchner
Vice President


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We provide equipment finance and leasing solutions for vendors and end-clients.2

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Structured Financing

First Midwest can help provide cash-flow based financing to middle market companies backed by Private Equity Sponsors.

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1 Subject to credit approval. If the security interest is property, property insurance will be required.
2 In California, loans made or arranged pursuant to a California Finance Lenders Law license.