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 General Converting on its Sale to CORE Industrial Partners

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Bob Ruebenson, CEO of General Converting, said, “From the beginning, we were continually validated in our decision to select Mesirow as our trusted advisor for this process. The firm’s deep industry relationships, sector expertise and steadfast advisory resulted in a fantastic outcome for all General Converting’s stakeholders. We are thrilled to partner with CORE for the Company’s next phase of 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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Brian D. Price

President and Chief Operating Officer, Investment Banking | Head of Advisory Services

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Jeffrey A. Golman

Vice Chairman | Investment Banking

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Andrew Carolus

Managing Director | Investment Banking

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Richard Weil

Managing Director | Investment Banking | Chicago