Mesirow Financial Investment Banking Enhances Industrials Sector Coverage

CHICAGO, February 1, 2016Mesirow Financial is pleased to announce that Yong-Jae Kim has joined the firm’s Investment Banking group as a director. Based in Chicago, Jae will focus primarily on the industrials sector, leveraging his industry expertise and long-standing relationships to augment Mesirow Financial’s industrials coverage efforts.

Over the course of his 15 year investment banking career, Jae has completed transactions in the industrial technology, building products, consumer, distribution, engineered components, packaging and process control sectors. He has advised private equity firms, owner/entrepreneurs, family businesses and public companies on a range of M&A and financing transactions. Jae joins Mesirow Financial after serving as a Director in the Global Industrials Group at Robert W. Baird.

“Jae is a highly experienced investment banker, and we are very pleased to have him as a member of our team,” said Jeff Golman, vice chairman and head of Mesirow Financial Investment Banking. “His in-depth knowledge of the industrials market and extensive advisory experience augments our sector coverage, and will enable us to foster new relationships and bolster our presence as one of the leading middle-market advisors in the industrials sector.”

Jae stated, “Mesirow Financial Investment Banking is well-known in the industry for its commitment to client service, execution and results. I am thrilled to be joining the Mesirow Financial team, and I look forward to building on a solid foundation to help the firm achieve continued growth in the industrials sector.”

Jae earned a B.A. in Economics from New York University.

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