Public Finance

We provide innovative debt financing solutions to a diverse set of public clients — government agencies, non-profits and other tax-exempt borrowers — as they fund important capital and infrastructure projects.

For institutional investors

Mesirow acts as exclusive underwriter of new UIC health facility

UI Health Outpatient Surgery Center and Specialty Clinics Building

Team acts as senior underwriter for one of the first tax-exempt healthcare public-private partnership financings in the U.S. New outpatient healthcare facility will create well-paying jobs, improve overall patient experience and provide those requiring outpatient surgery with a state-of-the-art facility.

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unbiased service and a regional- and sector-specialized approach. Regional bankers in four US urban centers support clients’ day-to-day needs and, as needed, sector specialists provide targeted expertise.

Our clients also benefit from differentiated, integrated capabilities from across Mesirow Capital Markets.

Financing expertise

Advantages

INDEPENDENT

As part of an independent, firm, we remain objective in considering the full universe of available options

EXPERT

Our transaction experience and industry knowledge ensure relevant ideas and insights

EFFICIENT

Approximately $1.5 billion in secondary market trading on a national level

CONNECTED

Our long-term relationships with key participants enhance understanding of issuer credits

Access to additional liquidity when you need it most

Solutions

We work side-by-side with clients to develop creative, tailored debt structuring and financial analysis. Our technical acumen enables us to optimize bond sizing for new projects or refunding and restructuring opportunities.

    • Robust analytics and modeling capabilities for tax-exempt and taxable debt

    • Emphasis on leveraging the deepest pool of investors across available public and private debt placement alternatives

    • Focus on lowest cost of capital and greatest flexibility over time

    • A dual-tracking mindset comparing the approaches of a public offering versus a private placement

    • Ensuring our clients achieve the most cost-effective borrowing

    • Holistic support, from the initial planning stages of debt issuance through deal execution

    • Technical support and industry insight on market best practices

    Sectors

    General Government

    State and local government
    Park districts

    Transportation

    Public transportation
    Highways
    Airports

    Education

    School districts
    Universities

    Utilities

    Water and sewer
    Electric

    Nonprofits

    Healthcare
    Social service providers
    Cultural Institutions

    Capital Markets

    Swaps
    Other derivatives

    Senior leaders

    Todd Waldrop

    Senior Managing Director | Public Finance

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    Anderson Bynam

    Managing Director | Public Finance

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    Todd Krzyskowski

    Managing Director | Public Finance

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    John Healey

    Managing Director | Public Finance

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