Mesirow Financial Promotes Two Key Investment Banking Professionals

CHICAGO, July 18, 2019Mesirow Financial announced today that Nitay Laor and Joe Perozzi have been promoted to associates of the firm's Investment Banking group, effective July 16, 2019.

Nitay Laor joined Mesirow Financial Investment Banking as an analyst in 2017. Previously, Nitay served as a Senior Associate at RSM US LLP within the National Real Estate Assurance practice, where he performed financial statement audit procedures and valuations for a variety of real estate and financial services clients. Nitay earned a B.B.A. from the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds FINRA Series 63 and 79 licenses.

Joe Perozzi also joined the firm's Investment Banking group as an analyst in 2017. Prior to Mesirow, Joe served as a commercial banking audit analyst at JPMorgan Chase, where he evaluated risks and controls impacting the commercial banking business. He was also responsible for performing due diligence reviews of the annual stress tests to the Federal Reserve and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency covering commercial banking's financials. Joe earned a B.S. and an M.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Business. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds FINRA Series 63 and 79 licenses.

In their new roles, Nitay and Joe will continue to support senior bankers and clients throughout the transaction process and provide valuation analyses and advisory services for transactions across a wide range of industries.

"Nitay and Joe are highly valuable members of our team and we look forward to their continued success in these new roles," said Brian Price, president of Mesirow Financial Investment Banking. "The promotions of Nitay and Joe exhibit our ongoing growth and commitment to providing exemplary investment banking advice and service to the middle market."

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
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About Mesirow Financial
Mesirow Financial is an independent, employee-owned firm founded in 1937. As specialists in investment, risk management and advisory services, we are committed to helping our institutional, corporate and individual clients achieve their objectives. Our professionals are inspired by an entrepreneurial desire to develop tailored solutions designed to deliver measurable results. To learn more, please visit mesirowfinancial.com.