Selling Ownership to an ESOP: An Attractive Route to Cashing Out  - CLEO Skip to main content


There comes a point in the tenure of every company owner when he or she begins to think about how much longer they should keep going with the business. Is it time to sell – or not? Any business owner who evaluates their options without investigating the concept of an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) will be making a mistake. What is an ESOP, and how does it work?