Press Release

Mesirow Investment Banking Enhances Financial Sponsor Coverage with Hire of New Managing Director

  • Firm hires Doug Brookman as Managing Director, responsible for financial sponsor coverage in Mesirow Investment Banking

  • Role will deepen presence of Mesirow Investment Banking as a trusted partner within the family office and private equity community

CHICAGO, April 8, 2021 – Mesirow today announced that Doug Brookman has joined Mesirow Investment Banking as Managing Director. Doug will focus on developing and nurturing key relationships with established private equity firms and family offices, enhancing the group’s financial sponsor coverage across the US. Leveraging his industry experience and long-standing relationships, Doug’s contributions will bolster Mesirow’s distinguished middle-market advisory platform.

Doug joins Mesirow after serving as Head of Business Development at Pacific Avenue Capital Partners where he focused his efforts on deal origination and marketing. Before that, Doug worked at Platinum Equity as part of the Business Development team. Over the course of his 10-year career in financial services, Doug has created and led strategies for middle-market and add-on transactions, leading to 10 closed acquisitions.

“We are pleased to add Doug’s talents to the team,” said Brian Price, President and Chief Operating Officer of Mesirow Investment Banking. “His significant experience within asset-based lending and private equity will enable us to strengthen our presence as a trusted partner within the family office and private equity community.”

Doug stated, “Mesirow Investment Banking has an excellent reputation for its commitment to client service and ability to execute deals. I look forward to contributing to this reputation and the team’s continued growth.”

Doug earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Arizona.

About Mesirow Investment Banking
Mesirow Investment Banking focuses exclusively on middle-market transactions and serves both public and private companies in merger & acquisition advisory, debt advisory, restructuring and special situations, fairness and solvency opinions, board of directors advisory and special committee representation. Our practice combines rich industry knowledge and long-standing relationships with an entrepreneurial desire to develop tailored solutions designed to deliver measurable results. For more information, please visit

About Mesirow
Mesirow is an independent, employee-owned financial services firm founded in 1937. Headquartered in Chicago, with offices around the world, we serve clients through a personal, custom approach to reaching financial goals and acting as a force for social good. With capabilities spanning Global Investment Management, Capital Markets & Investment Banking, and Advisory Services, we invest in what matters: our clients, our communities and our culture. To learn more, visit and follow us on LinkedIn.

Mesirow was also recently named one of the Best Places to Work in Chicago by the Chicago Tribune and one of the Top Places to Work by Crain’s Chicago Business.

Nothing contained herein constitutes an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy an interest in any Mesirow Financial investment vehicle(s). Past performance is not indicative of future results. Mesirow refers to Mesirow Financial Holdings, Inc. and its divisions, subsidiaries and affiliates. The Mesirow name and logo are registered service marks of Mesirow Financial Holdings, Inc. © 2021. All rights reserved. Securities offered through Mesirow Financial, Inc. member FINRA, SIPC.

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