Louis Mitchell

Managing Director

Investment Banking


Louis Mitchell is a managing director in Mesirow Financial’s Investment Banking group. 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 paper, plastics and packaging sectors.

Louis has more than 25 years of investment banking experience. Prior to joining Mesirow Financial in 2002, he was with the New York office of Salomon Smith Barney, where he covered packaging transactions in the Americas and Europe.

Louis has been involved in more than 125 M&A transactions in the rigid and flexible packaging, labels, folding cartons, specialty printing, tissue and corrugated packaging sectors. He serves family businesses, publicly traded corporations and private equity firms alike on recent transactions such as the:

  • Advisor of PPC Flexible Packaging LLC in the acquisition of Temkin International
  • Sale of Trinity Packaging Corporation to ProAmpac LLC
  • Sale of Optimum Plastics to Charter NEX Films, Inc., among others.

Louis earned a BBA from Southern Methodist University and an MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. He holds FINRA Series 7 and 79 licenses.

In his spare time, Louis enjoys taking his dogs on long walks on his organic farm.