and Advisory Expertise
Get the best possible solutions to realize your goals by utilizing our team’s broad experience in diverse transactions and independent advice. We have completed over 800 M&A advisory, financing, restructuring, and ESOP transactions with an overall economic value of over $11 billion.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Get maximum negotiating leverage and optimal results for your privately held Illinois-based company with expert advice that stems from extensive experience designing and executing sell-side M&A processes.Learn More
Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP)
With a deep understanding of the regulatory, tax, and financing complexities and opportunities that ESOP transactions present, our team can structure and execute ESOP transactions for companies, trustees, and selling shareholders.Learn More
Special Situations M&A
We partner with Illinois bankruptcy attorneys, chief restructuring officers, creditors, and business owners to provide valuable insights, a proven process, and the right distressed M&A approach to address difficult situations—oftentimes in as little as 60 days.Learn More
We deliver informed valuations for ESOP administration, financial reporting, estate, and gift tax compliance, 409A compliance, fairness opinions, shareholder disputes and/or other litigation matters backed by broad industry experience.Learn More
Boutique Firm Attention,
Large Firm Execution
Our engagements are more than just transactional. We focus on the planning, understanding, and positioning of the business throughout the entire transaction lifecycle to assure the best advice and solutions. For our clients, this means a tailored transaction that strategically aligns with clearly defined objectives; for referral sources, this means peace of mind that your clients, borrowers, and/or shareholders are receiving the most informed guidance.