Prairie Capital Advisors as Exclusive Advisor to ESOP Trustee in Odell Brewing Transaction


Oakbrook Terrace, IL — Prairie Capital Advisors Inc., a leading corporate finance advisory and investment banking firm, acted as exclusive financial advisor to the ESOP Trustee, GreatBanc Trust Company, in the transaction for Odell Brewing Company to become 19% employee owned. Prairie provided services which included valuation, feasibility and a fairness opinion for the transaction. Prairie is proud to be part of such an elite transaction team with Lathrop & Gage LLP and GreatBanc Trust Company.

About Odell Brewing Company

Founded in 1989, Odell Brewing was started by Doug Odell, his wife Wynne, and his sister Corkie. Today, the culture of family and collaboration still thrives fostering a brewery full of beer-centric people. It is this passion for beer that inspires Odell Brewing to create quality, hand-crafted, innovative brews. As a regional craft brewery, Odell Brewing is committed to serving the communities in which it distributes by minimizing its environmental impact, sourcing local raw materials, and through its charitable giving program known as Odell Outreach. Odell Brewing was named a “Best Company to Work For” in 2013 by ColoradoBiz Magazine and is an award winning brewery, nationally and internationally: 2014 World Beer Cup® – gold for Runoff, 2013 Great American Beer Festival® – gold medal for 5 Barrel Pale Ale, 2012 Brewers Association Recognition Award, 2011 Great American Beer Festival® – gold medal for Friek, 2008 World Beer Cup® – gold for IPA. 2007 Great American Beer Festival® – gold medal for IPA.

About Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc.

Prairie is an employee owned company that offers investment banking, ESOP advisory and valuation services to support the growth and ownership transition strategies of middle-market companies. Headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, with offices in Atlanta, Cedar Rapids, Chicago and Philadelphia, the company is a leading advisor to closely-held companies nationwide.