Mesirow Financial's Investment Banking Group Announces Investment Banking Veteran, Bill Gottschalk, as Senior Advisor PR Newswire CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2013 CHICAGO, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mesirow Financial announced it has appointed investment banking veteran, Bill Gottschalk, as Senior Advisor to the firm's Investment Banking group. Based in Chicago, Gottschalk brings considerable investment banking experience and will leverage his expertise and established relationships to augment Mesirow Financial's presence as a leading middle-market advisor. During the course of his distinguished career in investment banking, Gottschalk served as a general partner and then senior advisor at Lazard Freres & Co. for 25 years. He also previously served as managing director of Salomon Brothers in Chicago. At both Lazard and Salomon Brothers, Gottschalk provided financial advisory services to publicly-traded and privately-held international companies in industrials, healthcare, food and agriculture. Gottschalk's experience includes advising the board of Mosaic Co. on the split-off of Cargill Inc.'s $24 billion stake in Mosaic as well as representing Abbott Laboratories in the acquisition of the Knoll Pharmaceutical Co. unit of German chemical giant BASF for $6.9 billion, among other complex and successful deals. "We are very pleased that Bill Gottschalk has joined our team. He is a highly-respected and accomplished advisor with a wide breadth of relationships and knowledge across industries," said Jeff Golman, Vice Chairman of Mesirow Financial's Investment Banking group. "He reinforces our commitment to elevating the client experience by providing our clients with world class strategic insights and advice." Gottschalk stated, "Mesirow Financial's Investment Banking group is well known for delivering innovative transaction solutions and strategic access to clients at any stage of their business. I welcome the opportunity to work with a team which has built an outstanding reputation, and to be a part of the firm's continued growth and success." Gottschalk graduated with honors from Yale College and The University of Chicago Law School. Mesirow Financial's Investment Banking professionals focus primarily on middle-market transactions; clients include established large cap as well as middle-market companies, both public and private. About Mesirow Financial Mesirow Financial is a diversified financial services firm headquartered in Chicago. Founded in 1937, it is an independent, employee-owned firm with approximately 1,200 employees globally. With expertise in Investment Management, Global Markets, Insurance Services and Consulting, Mesirow Financial strives to meet the financial needs of institutions, public sector entities, corporations and individuals. For more information about Mesirow Financial, visit mesirowfinancial.com. Media Contacts: Samantha Wolf / Renatta Siewert KCSA Strategic Communications 212-896-1220 / 212-896-1251 email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org SOURCE Mesirow Financial Website: http://www.mesirowfinancial.com
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