Behavioral Health Business INVEST Conference

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October 14, 2021

Chicago, IL  |  Join us in-person

The inaugural INVEST Conference will bring together owners and operators of behavioral health practices for a day of networking and dealmaking. Hear from leading executives and industry experts shaping the field of investments, mergers and acquisitions and operations.

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Connect with Lance Bell and Eric Markin at Behavioral Health Business INVEST Conference 312.595.6000  

Lance Bell | Managing Director, Investment Banking

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Lance Bell is a Managing Director in Mesirow Investment Banking. He is responsible for developing key relationships, leading deal teams throughout the transaction process and providing advisory services on middle-market M&A assignments within the healthcare services sector.

Lance has more than 17 years of M&A advisory experience as an investment banker and corporate attorney. Clients have included privately-held/family-owned businesses, private equity firms and publicly-traded companies.

Prior to joining Mesirow in June 2021, he was a Managing Director at BRG Capital Advisors, the investment banking arm of Berkeley Research Group in Nashville, TN. Before that, Lance worked at Bailey Southwell & Co. as a Senior Vice President. He began his career as an M&A attorney at Frost Brown Todd in Louisville, KY.

Lance has completed M&A transactions with an aggregate transaction value of over $2 billion. His focus within healthcare services includes behavioral healthcare, outpatient facilities, physician practices and outsourced services.

Lance currently serves on the Southeast Advisory Board of Youth About Business, an organization focused on fostering the development of business literacy and leadership skills in high school students.
Lance earned a Bachelor of Arts in accounting from Transylvania University, a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Vanderbilt University Law School and a Master of Business Administration with concentrations in finance, entrepreneurship and accounting from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He holds FINRA Series 7, Series 79 and 63 licenses.

Eric Markin | Director, Investment Banking

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Eric Markin is a Director in Mesirow Investment Banking. He is responsible for leading the day-to-day transaction execution process across a wide range of industries, with an emphasis on B2B services and distribution and technology. His transaction experience spans a wide range of industries including aerospace and defense, consumer and retail, distribution and supply chain, food, beverage and agribusiness, paper, plastics and packaging, among others.

Previously, Eric was a Vice President at Mesirow Consulting, LLC, where he provided financial advisory services to companies and their creditors in restructurings and turnarounds. He also was involved in a number of high profile litigation support / expert testimony assignments. Prior to joining Mesirow, he began his career at HFR Asset Management.

Eric served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala.

Eric earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He holds FINRA Series 63 and 79 licenses.

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