Press Release

Mesirow Investment Banking Enhances Healthcare Sector Coverage with Hire of New Director

  • Firm hires Douglas Wicklund to focus on healthcare services sector coverage in Mesirow Investment Banking

  • Role will strengthen presence of Mesirow Investment Banking within the healthcare services sector and Southeast Region

CHICAGO, March 31, 2022 – Mesirow today announced that Douglas Wicklund has joined the firm’s Investment Banking group as a Director. Douglas will focus primarily on serving clients within the healthcare services sector. Leveraging his industry experience, Douglas’ contributions will strengthen Mesirow’s distinguished middle-market advisory platform.

Based out of Mesirow’s Miami office, Douglas brings more than a decade of M&A advisory and financing experience as an investment banker and his clients have included private equity firms, publicly traded companies and both privately-held and family-owned businesses. Prior to joining Mesirow, Douglas was an Executive Director in the Healthcare Group at Oppenheimer & Co., he also worked at Stifel as a Director in the Healthcare Group and started his healthcare investment banking career at Jeffries. His focus within healthcare services includes post-acute care & hospice, physician practices, outpatient facilities and behavioral healthcare.

Brian Price, President and Chief Operating Officer of Mesirow Investment Banking, said, “Douglas is a highly accomplished investment banker. His extensive knowledge of the healthcare market amplifies our sector coverage and reinforces our presence as deeply dedicated middle-market advisors in the industry.”

“Mesirow’s Investment Banking group is known throughout the industry for its commitment to client service, sector expertise and ability to execute deals,” said George Barbar, Senior Managing Director, and leader of the firm’s initiative to expand its footprint in Florida and the U.S. Southeast. “Douglas is an important addition to the Investment Banking team and I look forward to seeing his contribution to the group’s future success.”

Douglas earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and English (Literature) from Denison University, a Master of Business Administration from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College and a Master of Science in Finance (Beta Gamma Sigma) from the Daniels College of Business at University of Denver. He holds FINRA Series 63 and 79 licenses.

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 mesirow.com/investmentbanking.

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 mesirow.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

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

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