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 Gelpac Inc. on its Sale to ProAmpac

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Rick Weil, Managing Director of Mesirow Investment Banking, commented, “We are proud of the partnership we have built with the Investor Group and Gelpac over the years as the Company has grown and evolved into a leader in the flexible packaging sector. We believe this strategic combination will enhance both organizations’ abilities to offer best-in-class packaging solutions to their customers.”

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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