Mesirow Financial Investment Banking Wins Two M&A Advisor Deal Of The Year Awards

CHICAGO, November 19, 2015 – Mesirow Financial is pleased to announce that the firm’s Investment Banking group has been named the winner of two deal of the year awards by The M&A Advisor. Mesirow Financial Investment Banking won the 2015 M&A Deal of the Year award in the $100mm to $250mm category for its role as the exclusive financial advisor to The Flexan Corporation (“Flexan”) in its sale to Linden Capital Partners. The group was also named the winner of the Industrial Manufacturing and Distribution Deal of the Year award in the $100mm to $500mm category for serving as the exclusive financial advisor to Enviro Systems, Inc. (“Enviro”) in its sale to Zodiac Aerospace. This is Mesirow Financial Investment Banking’s fourth consecutive year winning an award from The M&A Advisor.

Winners were announced at the 14th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala on Tuesday, November 17th at the New York Athletic Club. Award winners were selected by an independent panel of 25 judges from more than 280 nominations representing more than 690 companies, honoring top performers of the year for creativity, resourcefulness and perseverance in the transaction process.

Flexan is a Chicago, Illinois-based manufacturer of high-precision silicone and custom molded rubber parts serving the medical device, hearing technology, industrial and commercial markets. Based on Flexan’s impressive growth trajectory and unique market position, Mesirow Financial was able to conduct a highly competitive transaction process that maximized shareholder value and provided Flexan with a financial partner committed to its continued growth.

Headquartered in Seminole, Oklahoma, Enviro is a leading manufacturer of integrated environmental control systems (“ECS”) and related components for the aviation industry. Mesirow Financial leveraged Enviro’s leading market position to run a process that accomplished the client’s objectives of maximizing shareholder value and finding a strategic partner with the vision and commitment to continue to invest in the business, its employees, and the Seminole, OK community.

“It’s an honor to be recognized for our hard work and continued commitment to serving our clients. We are extremely pleased that we were able to assist the shareholders of Flexan and Enviro in achieving optimal results,” said Jeff Golman.

The Mesirow Financial team advising Flexan was led by Jeff Golman, vice chairman and head of Investment Banking, and Sarah Baker, director. The Mesirow Financial team advising Enviro was led by Andrew Carolus, managing director, and Adam Oakley, director.

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About Mesirow Financial Investment Banking
Mesirow Financial Investment Banking focuses exclusively on middle-market transactions and serves established middle-market companies and large corporations, both public and private, in merger & acquisition advisory, debt advisory, restructuring and special situations, fairness and solvency opinions, board of directors advisory and special committee representation. Our practice combines rich industry knowledge and long-standing relationships with expert advisory services in the middle market, and our full range of services allows us to serve clients at any stage of their business. For more information, please visit mesirowfinancial.com/investmentbanking.

About Mesirow Financial
Mesirow Financial is a diversified financial services firm headquartered in Chicago. Founded in 1937, it is an independent, employee-owned firm with approximately 1,200 employees globally. With expertise in Investment Management, Global Markets, Insurance Services and Consulting, Mesirow Financial strives to meet the financial needs of institutions, public sector entities, corporations and individuals. For more information, visit mesirowfinancial.com.