In 1996, Prairie’s founders, Kenneth Serwinski and Robert Gross, left Merrill Lynch’s investment banking group to form Prairie Capital Advisors located in St. Charles, IL. Ken and Bob recognized a universally under served need for objective financial advisory services for middle-market businesses.
Prairie provides investment banking, ESOP advisory and valuation advisory services to support the growth and ownership transition strategies of middle-market companies. We help business owners understand, evaluate and implement ownership transition strategies of a wide variety of types and over varying timelines. Over the last 20 years, Prairie has closed hundreds of transactions for clients in a wide range of industries across the country. Through a spectrum of services, the professional staff at Prairie maintains a high level of expertise through transaction experience and proactive thought leadership. We pride ourselves in consistently providing independent guidance and industry expertise to our clients.
Prairie’s mission is to provide every client with independent advice and highly personalized service that helps them meet their objectives and maximize shareholder value.
Prairie Capital Advisors is an employee owned company having implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) on January 1, 2012. The ESOP provides qualified employees with 48% ownership of the Firm.
Investment Banking: Prairie Capital Advisors brings sound advice and focused strategies to help our clients monetize or grow their business.
ESOP Advisory: Prairie Capital Advisors is a nationally recognized advisor to owners of middle-market companies and ESOP fiduciaries considering an ESOP exit strategy.
Valuation Advisory: Prairie Capital Advisors brings years of valuation expertise and insight to assist our clients in understanding the value of their business.