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Louis Mitchell

Managing Director | Investment Banking | Chicago

Louis Mitchell is a managing director in Mesirow Investment Banking and founded the firm’s coverage of the paper, plastics and packaging sector in 2002. He is responsible for developing key relationships and leading deal teams throughout the M&A transaction process.

Louis has nearly 30 years of investment banking experience. Prior to joining Mesirow, he was with the New York office of Salomon Smith Barney, where he executed packaging industry transactions in the Americas and Europe.

Louis has been involved in more than 150 transactions and specializes on fragmented, consolidating industries such as film extrusion, flexible packaging and labels, in which he has executed over 40 film/flexible packaging and 20 label transactions. He serves family businesses, publicly traded companies and private equity firms alike. 

Recent transactions include:

  • Sabert Corporation’s acquisition of LBP Manufacturing LLC
  • Sale of Genpak Flexible to C-P Flexible Packaging
  • Sale of Trinity Packaging Corporation to ProAmpac LLC
  • Sale of Optimum Plastics to Charter NEX Films

Louis earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He holds FINRA Series 7, 63 and 79 licenses.