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’s investment banking platform is about our experience...

...and having a relationship to deliver on that experience. Exceeding expectations and delivering shareholder value is what it’s all about.”

Andrew Carolus, Managing Director, Investment Banking

Mesirow Advises Standard Bag on its Sale to Gelpac

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Jerry Lin, General Manager of Standard Bag, said, “Standard Bag has been a family-run business since inception, and has established itself as a market leader in the packaging industry with unmatched quality, service, and reliability. Mesirow served as a trusted advisor to Standard Bag and the Mesirow team expertly prepared and guided our family through the sale process and provided excellent counsel and support that resulted in a tremendous outcome. We are excited to partner with Gelpac and we look forward to the continued growth and success of the combined entities.”

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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