About Us

At The Crossroads. In today's precarious business climate, the leaders are face to face with risk on steroids.

The Anatomy of Failed Succession.

True Stories. Read succession case studies.

West Coast Office
755 Baywood Dr., 2nd Floor
Petaluma, CA 94954

East Coast Office
4775 Linglestown Rd.,
Suite 100
Harrisburg, PA 17112

Ph: (415) 524-8266
Fax: (415) 448-5298


Help Companies Build a Secure Future

Private Capital (PCC) is an investment-banking firm established in 1976 when Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP) burst onto the financial scene. The creator of the ESOP was securities lawyer Lou Kelso who participated in the first 200 of these plans. In 1978, PCC acquired Kelso Company. In 1981, PCC sold its interest in Kelso and reverted to ESOP consulting and private placements. But some clients continued to ask for help in refinancing, selling or acquiring other companies. This activity led to a new beginning and PCC eventually became a pioneer in designing and implementing comprehensive assessment of ownership options for privately held, mid-market companies.

Core Value Proposition

Our leadership in strategic and financial advisory markets is the result of an interdisciplinary approach. We use proprietary knowledge to analyze client situations, financial opportunities and risks associated with ownership and management succession. Consider this record:

  • 30-year success in executing perpetuation and/or exit strategies
  • Over 1,000 client succession plans
  • Hundreds of ESOP and MSOP programs
  • Dozens of strategic sales