Infrastructure and Project Finance

Our industry-leading team underwrites, arranges and advises on innovative financial solutions to take infrastructure and project finance transactions from inception to completion.

Our Story

Mesirow Financial’s Infrastructure and Project Finance group provides capital markets solutions to private and public sector clients on infrastructure and project finance transactions, including public-private partnerships.

Our success in infrastructure and project finance is the result of decades of experience in the financial services industry, drawing upon our extensive knowledge of public finance and real estate. Mesirow Financial has helped public and private sector clients domestically and internationally obtain financing to build and strengthen the infrastructure assets needed to promote economic growth. These developments have spanned asset classes from energy to social infrastructure for use by governmental and not-for-profit institutions.

Products and Services

• Taxable and tax-
  exempt private placements
• Taxable and tax-
  exempt traditional
  bond underwriting
  (limited and public offerings)
• Certificates of
  participation (public
  and private offerings)
• Construction financing
• Equity underwriting
  and placements
• Interest rate and
  currency advisory

Representative Sectors

• Federal, state and
  local government
• Healthcare
• Higher education
• Research institutions
• Not-for-profit entities
• Political subdivisions
  (e.g. park districts)
• Special tax districts

Representative Asset Types

Social Infrastructure

• Healthcare facilities
• Courthouses
• Administrative buildings
• Education facilities
• Student housing
• Sports and recreation
• Social housing
• Detention facilities
• Convention centers


• Airports
• Roads
• Parking garages
• Transit
• Rail
• Marine ports
• Bridges

Utilities, Power and Energy

• Water
• Wastewater
• Solar plants
• Wind farm
• Waste-to-energy facility
• Geothermal plant
• Conventional power
• Central plant
• Energy service company

Other Asset Types

• Street lighting
• Data centers
• Fiber networks
• Equipment

Deal Execution

Mesirow Financial’s distribution capabilities provide maximum exposure for our clients, resulting in optimal terms, structures, and market interest rates. Leveraging our robust distribution capabilities through coverage of more than 1,200 corporate and municipal investors both domestically and internationally, we are able to secure orders from a diverse set of lending institutions. Mesirow Financial maintains relationships with a breadth of global institutional investors and unique regional buyers, which have led to our extensive experience matching investors with diverse and challenging transactions.

Our deal execution is supported by Mesirow Financial’s Institutional Sales and Trading group, which is comprised of more than 150 dedicated traders, salespeople and analysts highly specialized in a variety of fixed income sectors. This team of professionals has an average of over 20 years of experience in the fixed income markets. With sales and trading desks located in Chicago, New York, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Boca Raton, Charlotte, Tampa, and Boston, our team is continuously in touch with investors across several regions.

Highly Experienced Transaction Team at Every Level

Our multidisciplinary team of professionals from our Public Finance, Real Estate Finance, Credit Tenant Lease and Structured Debt Products, Fixed Income, and Sale-Leaseback groups are uniquely positioned to address the challenges associated with alternative infrastructure delivery models.

Affiliated Teams

Public Finance

We work closely with government agencies, non-profits and other municipal issuers to provide innovative debt structuring and financial analysis. Drawing from our extensive technical expertise, we optimize bond sizing for potential new projects, refunding and restructuring opportunities to meet our clients’ goals.

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Credit Tenant Lease and Structured Debt Products

Mesirow Financial’s Credit Tenant Lease Finance and Structured Debt Products group offers clients seeking high leverage, credit-backed financing a unique suite of services including potential access to our firm’s balance sheet in order to enhance execution certainty on mezzanine and structured debt executions.

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Services offered through Mesirow Financial, Inc. Member SIPC, FINRA and all other principal exchanges. The above information regarding specific clients may not be representative of the experience of other clients, nor may past success guarantee future successful results. Mesirow Financial refers to Mesirow Financial Holdings, Inc. and its divisions, subsidiaries and affiliates. The Mesirow Financial name and logo are registered service marks of Mesirow Financial Holdings, Inc. © 2018, Mesirow Financial Holdings, Inc. All rights reserved.