Mesirow Financial Investment Banking Expands into Technology Sector with Hire of New Managing Director Shane McDaniel

CHICAGO, May 17, 2018Mesirow Financial is pleased to announce that the firm has expanded its investment banking coverage into the technology sector through the addition of new managing director Shane McDaniel. Based in Chicago, Mr. McDaniel will focus primarily on serving clients within the technology sector, leveraging more than two decades of industry experience, deep M&A expertise, and long-standing relationships to bolster Mesirow Financial’s leading middle-market advisory platform.

Mr. McDaniel joins Mesirow Financial after spending several years on the West Coast as a senior banker with Raymond James’ Technology and Services investment banking group, where he worked to identify and execute strategic M&A transactions for clients with a particular focus on growth-oriented technology companies. He also spent several years working as a member of Piper Jaffray’s M&A group, which focused on growth-oriented middle-market transactions with enterprise values ranging from $50 million to $1 billion.

“Shane is a senior investment banker who will serve as an important addition to our team as we continue to expand our financial advisory practice to include technology and related services,” said Brian Price, president and chief operating officer of Mesirow Financial Investment Banking. “His significant experience in supporting growth companies across the software, solutions, and technology-enabled services sectors complements our existing platform and will enable us to foster new relationships and strengthen our presence as one of the leading middle-market advisors in the industry.”

Mr. McDaniel stated, “I am pleased to join Mesirow Financial Investment Banking, an independent, employee-owned firm with a long history of superior client service, execution and results. As part of a Chicago-based firm with a global footprint, I look forward to advising clients and working closely with technology-enabled companies operating across industries and various end-markets.”

Mr. McDaniel earned a B.A. in Economics and Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship, Finance and Strategic Management from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He holds FINRA Series 7, 63 and 79 licenses.

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