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.

Mesirow advises Braeside Displays on its sale to Colony Display, a portfolio company of Kinzie Capital Partners

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Headquartered in Antioch, IL, Braeside is an expert in the design, engineering and manufacturing of custom and stock visual merchandising solutions and other ancillary products. “Mesirow did an excellent job of handling this transaction from start to finish,” said Nate Kelly, President & CEO of Braeside. “Their expertise and sector relationships were pivotal in finding the ideal partner to complement Braeside’s culture and further the Company’s growth objectives.”

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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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Sell-side advisory
Corporate divestitures
Buy-side advisory

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Growth equity
Private placements
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