Mesirow Financial Promotes Two Key Investment Banking Professionals

CHICAGO, December 5, 2018 Mesirow Financial announced today that Melanie Yermack has been promoted to director of the firm's Investment Banking group and Christopher Yike has been promoted to vice president, effective December 1, 2018.

Melanie Yermack joined Mesirow Financial Investment Banking as an associate in 2011 and was subsequently promoted to vice president. In her new role, Melanie will continue to lead transaction processes as well as contribute to the group's business development efforts in the paper, plastics and packaging sector. In 2017, Melanie was named a winner of The M&A Advisor's 8th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards in the Dealmaker category. Melanie earned a B.S. from the University of Illinois College of Business, where she graduated with high honors.

Christopher Yike joined the firm's Investment Banking group as an associate in 2017. In his new role, Chris will focus on leading the day-to-day execution of transaction processes, while continuing to provide valuation analyses and advisory services for transactions in the aerospace and defense, business services, consumer and retail, food and agriculture, industrials and paper, plastics and packaging industries, among others. In addition, Chris will be advising on a variety of transaction types including venture capital, growth capital, buyouts, strategic M&A, recapitalizations, turnarounds and debt financings. Chris earned a B.S. from Case Western Reserve University.

"Mesirow Financial's Investment Banking group has experienced tremendous growth over the past several years with the expansion into new industry sectors and the generation of record levels of M&A activity," said Brian Price, president of Mesirow Financial Investment Banking. "The promotions of Melanie and Christopher exhibit our continuing growth and commitment to providing exemplary investment banking advice and service to the middle market. Melanie and Christopher are integral members of our team and their dedication and expertise have contributed to the continued success of the business."

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/investment banking.

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.