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 Vivabox Solutions, LLC, a portfolio company of Lion Equity Partners, on its Sale to Veritiv Corporation

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“It was an honor to represent Vivabox on this transaction and we are excited to have reached a successful outcome,” said Rocky Pontikes, Co-Head of Investment Banking. “The Company has built a remarkable reputation in the market by providing quality solutions and best-in-class client service. Vivabox and Veritiv’s partnership positions the Company for compelling long term strategic growth.”

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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 nine 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