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Practice Areas

At Lazear Capital Partners our services are as diverse as our team. However, no matter what

services we provide your company, our ultimate objective is to help you achieve your long-term objectives.

In the right circumstances, Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) are an ideal exit strategy for owners. They provide tremendous tax advantages, a way to engage the employees and provide them with wealth, while enabling the selling shareholders to continue to run the business or to remain as active as they desire.

Lazear Capital's Corporate Finance Group provides financial advisory services to middle market businesses, working closely with clients to devise the appropriate capital structure to support their ownership requirements and growth strategies.

Lazear Capital provides a range of financial advisory services to clients involved in mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, debt and equity transactions and other complex situations requiring sophisticated financial expertise.

Using the same investment techniques that help our clients succeed, Lazear Capital's Merchant Banking Division invests the firm's own capital in a broad range of companies. 

For under-performing or distressed companies, survival demands a clear path to results, and the leadership to ensure the path is taken.

We have been engaged in formulating transactional solutions to complex litigation since our inception in 1999. We work closely with your legal team to create and implement business-driven solutions to litigation problems, including obtaining the necessary financing.

Premier software development agency forms Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Test Double sells to an ESOP

​Test Double is pleased to announce the sale of 100% of the Company to an Employee Stock Ownership (ESOP) Trust.  Test Double, Inc. is a consultancy that helps businesses rapidly build & enhance software systems while promoting improvements to collaboration, operations, and quality. Lazear Capital Partners, an investment banking firm in Columbus, Ohio, was engaged to arrange the transaction and serve as Test Double’s exclusive financial advisor.  The flexibility of an ESOP gives co-founders Todd Kaufman and Justin Searls a solution that allows them to continue to lead the organization as directors and officers while simultaneously creating a way to better reward, retain, and recruit talent.....Read more


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Contact us directly at 614-221-1616 to begin making your business succession plans come true. 

401 North Front Street | Suite 250
Columbus, Oh  43215

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