Announcing the 5th Annual Private Equity and Employee Share Ownership Symposium
Monday, Nov 14, 2022

PISCATAWAY, N.J.  – The Rutgers Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing will host the 5th Annual Private Equity and Employee Share Ownership Symposium in a virtual format on November 18, 2022.

The symposium is one of the Institute’s signature programs. This year’s event will build on previous years in broadening awareness among finance professionals about the possibility of incorporating broad-based employee share ownership and/or profit sharing in financial transactions involving private equity firms or private debt transactions. 

This year’s speakers represent large financial institutions, such as KKR and Morgan Stanley, as well as middle-market and boutique private equity and mezzanine firms including Stellus Capital Management, Star Mountain Capital, Mosaic Capital Partners, American Working Capital, and New State Capital Partners. Patterson Thoma, a family office based in Dallas, will also be represented, in addition to advocacy organizations such as Ownership Works, Living Cities, and Project Equity, and financial services providers Stout and Daubusson Advisors. 

The symposium is sponsored by KKR, J.P. Morgan, Stout, Morgan Lewis, and Blue Wolf Capital Partners. The free registration link is

The event will run from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and will feature case studies delving into the details of past transactions involving the use of broad-based employee share ownership and/or profit sharing with portfolio companies of private equity firms. Attendees will learn how to achieve investor returns, while at the same time broadening access to wealth by using the following techniques:

  • Equity grants to the workforce
  • Financing a sale to an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)
  • Broad-based profit sharing or gain sharing
  • Exiting through an ESOP
  • SBICs and ESOP lending

In the afternoon, breakout sessions will be made available for attendees to ask questions of panelists live over Zoom.

About the School

The Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) is the world’s leading source of expertise on managing and representing workers, designing effective organizations, and building strong employment relationships.

The purpose of SMLR’s Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing is to study the various models that have emerged and will emerge of employee ownership shares and profit shares in the corporations and society of the United States and around the world. The Institute studies approaches that broaden financial participation and inclusion in the economy and business organizations, and allow employees to be fully engaged and share the rewards of their work. The Institute has a competitive research fellowship program to support scholarly research with more than 200 fellows worldwide, an empirical research program, annual academic conferences on shares, and a policy analysis unit.