Investment Banking

We deliver middle market expertise to entrepreneurs, financial sponsors and large corporations, customizing advice and programs to help clients maximize corporate growth and value potential over time.

What matters

"Exceeding expectations and delivering shareholder value is what it's all about."

Andrew Carolus, Managing Director

Mesirow Advises Beyer Graphics on its Sale to Resource Label Group, a Portfolio Company of Ares Management

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The sixth folding carton transaction completed by Mesirow in the past year, the recent sale of Beyer Graphics to Resource Label Group highlights Mesirow’s expertise and relationships within the packaging sector. Founded in 1982, Beyer Graphics is one of the leading providers of custom folding cartons specializing in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and cosmetic industries.

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M&A advisory

In serving as a trusted advisor to the middle market, our dedicated, relationship-driven bankers provide merger and acquisition advisory services, domestically and abroad, across industry sectors. We advise entrepreneurs, financial sponsors and large corporations, providing creative and sophisticated solutions to maximize corporate value and growth.

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Mergers & acquisitions

Sell-side advisory
Corporate divestitures
Buy-side advisory

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Debt advisory
Growth equity
Private placements
Restructurings and recapitalizations

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Special committee
Fairness opinions
Solvency opinions
Management buyouts


A sector-focused approach ensures customized solutions to address opportunities and challenges within your industry. Our expertise spans ten sectors, including those featured below as well as consumer & retail and business services.

Senior leaders

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Adam J. Oakley

Senior Managing Director | Co-Head, Investment Banking

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Rocky Pontikes

Senior Managing Director | Co-Head, Investment Banking

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Brian D. Price

CEO, Wealth Management | Chairman, Investment Banking

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Jeffrey A. Golman

Managing Director | Investment Banking