Richard Weil

Managing Director

Investment Banking


Rick Weil 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 sector.

Rick has more than 19 years of investment banking experience. Prior to joining Mesirow Financial in 2000, he was a manager in the Ernst & Young Transaction Services Group in Chicago and worked in many roles of increasing responsibility at FERS, a boutique CPA firm headquartered in Chicago.

Rick 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:

  • Sale of Flexo Transparent, LLC to C-P Flexible Packaging, Inc.
  • Sale of Disc Graphics, Inc. to Oliver Printing & Packaging Company
  • The investment in Nuconic Packaging, LLC from Graham, Partners, among others.

Rick earned a BBA and an MBA from Emory University. He holds FINRA Series 7 and 79 licenses.