SOURCE: Sikich LLP

Sikich Investment Banking

March 03, 2011 08:59 ET

Sikich Investment Banking Names Mark A. Solovy Managing Director

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - March 3, 2011) - Sikich Investment Banking is pleased to announce that Mark A. Solovy has joined the firm as a Managing Director. In his new role, Mr. Solovy will focus on debt and equity financings, private placements and mergers and acquisitions in the middle market.

Mr. Solovy has more than 10 years of professional experience in investment banking, establishing and managing the alternative investment and private placement divisions at two of the top twenty (by revenue) independent investment banks in the United States. He has successfully led debt and equity financings, recapitalizations, and mergers and acquisitions totaling in excess of $3 billion.

Prior to joining Sikich, Mark was a Managing Director at Waveland Capital Partners, which managed over $500 million in alternative assets where he specialized in structuring, pricing, deal negotiation, and corporate and securities law.

Prior to that, Solovy was recruited by GunnAllen Financial to launch and manage GunnAllen Venture Partners, the Firm's alternative investments and private placement division. Under Solovy's leadership, GunnAllen Venture Partners originated, structured, marketed and managed investments which controlled over $500 million of preferred stock and debt of private companies, and subsequently managed the sale of these private companies to public and private companies in the United States, Europe and Canada.

Solovy also led the institutional sales desk at Advanced Equities, where he was responsible for the largest private placement in the venture capital industry. Mark began his career as a corporate and securities lawyer at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart (now, K&L Gates).

Mr. Solovy holds a Juris Doctor degree from University of Pennsylvania Law School and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School.

"The breadth of experience and depth of knowledge Mark brings to our team in capital markets is a strong testament of our commitment to further build out our capabilities. We are very fortunate to have Mark join our Firm," said Chris Geier, Partner in Charge of Investment Banking.

About Sikich LLP:
Sikich is a highly-integrated, multidisciplinary professional services firm with more than 350 employees and 9 offices located in Illinois, Indiana and Missouri. Sikich Investment Banking is the Firm's corporate finance and advisory practice. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sikich Corporate Finance LLC, a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA and SIPC, we provide capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic advisory services tailored to the middle market.

Securities are offered through Sikich Corporate Finance LLC, a registered broker dealer with the Securities Exchange Commission and a member of FINRA and SIPC.

Contact Information

  • Company Contact:
    Christopher Geier
    Partner in Charge
    Sikich Investment Banking
    (630) 566-8345
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    Mark Solovy
    Managing Director
    312-458-0001
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    Press Contact:
    Pam Metzger
    Tel: 630-566-8451
    Fax: 630-375-8810
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