Public Finance

Providing innovative debt financing solutions to fund capital and infrastructure projects of government agencies, non-profits and other tax-exempt borrowers.

Our Story

With over 30 years of experience in public finance, Mesirow Financial has a longstanding tradition of providing unbiased professional service to a diverse group of public sector clients. We utilize a regional and sector-specialized approach when working with you.

Our regional bankers, located in four major cities across the United States, maintain the day-to-day relationships with our clients and coordinate their specific financial needs. When appropriate, sector specialists are brought in to provide in-depth expertise on a range of sectors.

Services We Offer

We work hard to understand your unique requirements and resources to develop efficient, forward-thinking financing solutions.

Sectors We Cover

In-depth expertise on a range of sectors including general government, utilities, transportation, education, non-profit and capital markets.

Recent Transactions

A proven track record of servicing successful plans for our clients.

Our Approach

Learn more about why our Public Finance team is the right partner for you.

Meet Our Team

When you work with one of our Public Finance professionals, you gain a trusted advisor and partner focused on providing you with the highest level of service and execution. Our bankers demonstrate strong market knowledge with a dedicated regional focus, backed by deep sector-specific expertise.

Featured Transaction

Mesirow Financial served as senior manager for the $63,685,000 Taxable Revenue Bonds (Housing Opportunity Program), Series 2017A, on behalf of the Urban Residential Finance Authority of the City of Atlanta, Georgia (the "Issuer"). The Series 2017A Bonds were issued to refund the outstanding Series 2007A Bonds and provide additional funds to implement the Housing Opportunity Program. The Issuer will loan the proceeds of the Series 2017A Bonds to the Atlanta Housing Opportunity, Inc., which is a housing corporation created to act on the city’s behalf. The City of Atlanta provides a general obligation pledge of the loan payments due to the Issuer, resulting in the Bonds rated "Aa1" by Moody’s and "AA+" by S&P. Pre-marketing efforts created sufficient investor interest, tightening some of the spreads by approximately 3 basis points, prior to the initial order period. During the initial order period, strong institutional demand ensued, and the financing was 2.4 times oversubscribed. Mesirow Financial was able to reprice the transaction and further lower yields by 3–5 basis points.

News and Views

Mesirow Financial Works with the City of Hutto, Texas to Turn a Liability into an Asset

Mesirow Financial served as senior managing underwriter to the City of Hutto in the City’s acquisition of a private water company.  


Mesirow Financial Hires New England Banker Team to Join Its Public Finance Group

Mesirow Financial announced today that is has continued its strategic expansion of its Public Finance group by hiring well-known New England banker team.


Mesirow Financial Expands Its Public Finance Group with Three New Hires

Mesirow Financial is expanding its Public Finance group with the hiring of three new team members.


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