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44 Best & Most Active Illinois Investment Banks

Investment Banks play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top Illinois Investment Banks. We have tried to select a variety of different types of investors across a variety of niches.

This list is designed to show off the investors with exceptional track records, industry experience and a unique understanding of the ecosystem.

Top Illinois Investment Banks

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


Guggenheim Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

Guggenheim Partners is a diversified financial services firm, offers investment management and banking, and insurance services.


William Blair

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank, Venture Capital

Investment Stage:

William Blair is a global investment banking and asset management firm.


HSBC Bank

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

HSBC Bank provides various banking and financial services worldwide.


Incapital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Providing securities firms and individual investors more efficient access to corporate bonds.


CIBC Bank

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

CIBC U.S. provides tailored commercial, wealth management, personal, and small business financial solutions.


GSV Advisors

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

GSV Advisors is dedicated to helping education entrepreneurs connect with investors and partners to become the next market leading company


Two Roads Group

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Two Roads Group is a business building, investment and advisory firm focused on digital and advanced technology in industry


Ziegler

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Ziegler is a full-service, specialty investment firm and broker-dealer. We provide investment banking, sales & trading.


Scudder Technology Fund

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Scudder Technology Fund is a wealth management firm that provides its users with investment advice and trade execution services.


Metropolitan Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Metropolitan Capital is a Universal Bank targeting entrepreneurs and the businesses they own and operate.


Birch Lake Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Birch Lake Partners is a boutique merchant bank.


Third Coast Capital Advisors

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Sale, Merger and Acquisition Advisory Services for the Middle Market


Loop Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Loop Capital is an investment bank that provides capital solutions and advisory services to businesses, governments, and institutes.


LaSalle Investment Management

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

LaSalle Investment Management operates as a global real estate investment manager.


Plante & Moran PLLC.

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Plante Moran is an accounting and business advisory firm that offers audit, accounting, tax, and business advisory consulting services.


Auctus Capital Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank, Private Equity Firm

Investment Stage: Crowdfunding, Debt, Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Private Equity, Seed

Premier Financial and M&A Advisory Firm


City Capital Ventures

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Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

City Capital Ventures is a boutique investment & merchant banking firm.


Cole Taylor Bank

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage: Debt

Cole Taylor Bank, Inc provides a broad array of financial services including personal and business accounts, personal and business loans.


AHR Growth Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

AHR Growth Partners advises and invests in emerging consumer, retail and restaurant brands.


Stonebrook Fund Management

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Stonebrook Capital Management is an independent registered investment advisor offering comprehensive investment services to individuals.


Healthcare Growth Partners – HGP

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Healthcare Growth Partners provides investment banking and strategic advisory services to small- and mid-sized, high-growth companies.


Concord Financial Advisors

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Concord specializes in private placements of senior and subordinated/mezzanine financing for mid-market companies.


Brown Gibbons Lang & Co

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Leading independent investment bankers serving the middle market corporate finance advisory and transactional needs of our clients.


Madison Street Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage: Debt, Private Equity, Venture

Middle-Market Investment Banking Firm


White Cap Private Equity Management

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

A privately-held boutique investment bank.


Livingstone

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Livingstone is an international mid-market Mergers & Acquisitions and Debt Advisory firm completing 50 to 60 transactions each year.


Wintrust Bank

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Wintrust Bank is more than just a great bank. It is a true community bank.


Metronome Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Metronome Partners is an independent, Chicago and Memphis based M&A advisory firm.


Bridgeview Bank

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Bridgeview Bank support the entrepreneurial spirit ,provide all of the banking essentials need to start-up, manage, or grow your business.


The Peakstone Group

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

World Class Investment Banking for the Middle Market


Balmoral Advisors

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Balmoral Advisors is an independent, specialty investment bank dedicated to providing mergers & acquisitions.


Colonnade Advisors LLC

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Collonade Advisors provides expert advice on mergers and acquisitions and capital raises.


Hutchinson, Shockey, Erley & Co.

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Hutchinson, Shockey, Erley & Co. is an investment bank and broker-dealer that specializes exclusively in municipal securities.


DWG Investment Bank

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Corporate Venture Capital, Fund Of Funds, Investment Bank

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Grant, Late Stage Venture, Private Equity

Privately-owned and managed investment fund solutions


Ravinia Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Ravinia Capital LLC is a trusted independent advisor to middle market clients.


DN Partners

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

DN Partners is an investment banking and merchant banking firm.


Element78

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Element78 is a nationally-recognized advisory firm specializing in accounting, finance, and operations.


First Bankers Trust Company

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

First Bankers Trust Company is a company that provides account comparison and analysis services overview.


Sports Club Advisors, Inc.

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Sports Club Advisors is a investment banking firm that advises and invests in companies in the fitness, sports and leisure industry.


Pegasus Intellectual Capital Solutions

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Investment banking engaged in capital raising, mergers and acquisitions and restructurings


Attollo, LLC

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Attollo exists to enable the creation and growth of social businesses by removing financial obstacles that limit their success.


MidMarket Capital, Inc.

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage: Private Equity

Technology Focused Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory Firm


Pacifix Financial, LLC

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

Strategic Investor and Capital Markets Consultancy to the Microcap Community


ProVest Portfolio Managment

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Investment Bank

Investment Stage:

ProVest Portfolio Management is an entrepreneurial investment advisory practice run by Jonathan Sheinkop, a Registered Investment Advisor.

Written by Mark Kendall

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