Mesirow Financial Promotes Three Key Investment Banking Professionals

CHICAGO, April 11, 2017 - Mesirow Financial announced today that Adam Oakley and Jae Kim have been promoted to managing directors of the firm’s Investment Banking group and Nathan Moeri has been promoted to director, effective April 1, 2017.

Adam Oakley joined Mesirow Financial’s Investment Banking group as an investment banking analyst in 2004. He is responsible for leading the day-to-day transaction execution process and new business development, with a focus on the aerospace and defense and industrial sectors. With over 14 years of investment banking and valuation experience, Adam has experience in a wide range of industries, including aerospace and defense and diversified manufacturing, among others. In 2014, Adam was named a winner of The M&A Advisor’s 5th annual 40 Under 40 Awards in the Dealmaker category. Adam earned a BBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and an MBA from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Jae Kim joined the firm’s Investment Banking group in 2016. He has 15 years of M&A and financing advisory experience across diverse industry sectors. He is responsible for execution leadership and new business development within the Industrials group. In addition, he leads the firm’s coverage efforts within the Industrial Technology sector. He has completed over 30 transactions representing over $5 billion in value on behalf of private equity firms, owners/entrepreneurs, family-owned businesses and public companies. Jae earned a BA from New York University.

Nathan Moeri joined Mesirow Financial’s Investment Banking group in 2014. He is responsible for leading the day-to-day transaction execution process across a wide range of industries, including business services, aerospace and defense, paper and packaging, industrial manufacturing, industrial technology, engineering and construction and distribution, among others. In 2016, Nathan was named a winner of The M&A Advisor’s 7th annual 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders Awards in the Dealmaker category. Nathan earned a BS in Finance from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MBA from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He is also a veteran of the United States Air Force. 

“Mesirow Financial’s Investment Banking group has experienced significant growth over the past several years with the expansion into new industry sectors and the generation of record M&A activity year over year,” said Jeffrey Golman, vice chairman and head of Mesirow Financial Investment Banking. “The promotions of Adam, Jae and Nathan strategically align with our business objectives and demonstrate our continuing growth and commitment to providing exemplary investment banking advice and service to the middle market. Adam, Jae and Nathan have been instrumental members of the Investment Banking team, and will continue in these roles as key contributors to the 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/investmentbanking.

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.