“You built up wealth and a legacy here in the community and with your employees. We can facilitate making the investment to you so your employees can continue this.”

Jeanette Webster, Chief Investment Officer

Why Employee Ownership?

Thinking about selling your business?

The Fund for Employee Ownership (TFEO) is here to help you sell your business to your employees.

TFEO allows business owners and their families to achieve liquidity and recognize the value of the company they have built—while remaining sure that their business and employees will continue to thrive.

Our team of experts work with you to acquire your business and convert it to employee owned. TFEO can likely offer you a cleaner and potentially quicker exit from your business, at the same or better value point, than is usually possible in an owner-financed transition to employee ownership. We bring our technical expertise to the table to convert the business to employee owned in a seamless and painless process.

Wondering if your business could be a candidate for Evergreen Cooperative’s TFEO?

We’re looking for:

Lower middle market companies in northeast Ohio, with $250,000 to $2 million EBITDA

High quality companies with strong long-term market potential for growth

Small to medium-sized businesses with at least 12 employees, or the ability to scale quickly

TFEO is seeking successful northeast Ohio business owners who are interested in:

Receiving a fair market value for their company

Unlocking the wealth they’ve built over the years, to fund their retirement

Participating in the rewarding process of transitioning their business to employee ownership

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