The Tribune ESOP deal has generated a lot of discussion in the media. It’s a complicated deal with lots of facets and ramifications. Most of the commentary and coverage has focused on the corporate finance part of the deal. Some of the coverage has been decidedly negative with the United Airlines ESOP still in people’s mind.
However, Corey Rosen is someone who understands all aspects of the transaction which he explains in his article, An ESOP for the Tribune Company? Things to Know in Assessing the Transaction. Corey is Executive Director of the National Center for Employee Ownership, a private, nonprofit membership and research organization that serves as the leading source of accurate, unbiased information on ESOPs, equity compensation plans such as stock options, and ownership culture.