Who we are

Riverside Advisors Middle Market Investment Bank Chicago Transaction

Led by professionals with more than 60 years of combined experience, we are committed to meeting the unique needs of middle-market companies and their owners. We do this by delivering highly creative transaction solutions and a level of professional service that consistently exceeds client expectations. Riverside distinctly combines comprehensive financial analysis, proactive positioning of the client’s business, identification and mitigation of issues surrounding the business and continuous discussions with buyers and capital providers to provide transaction outcomes that regularly meet or exceed client objectives.

Riverside is uniquely positioned to provide superior transaction execution and, through its affiliation with P&M Corporate Finance, LLC (PMCF) and Plante Moran, brings a holistic set of resources and expertise to every client relationship.

Consistent, hands-on involvement from seasoned advisors

At Riverside, our goal is to provide creative counsel and tailored deal execution for clients. We are proud to offer each and every client close attention from qualified investment bankers.

Each of our senior investment bankers brings years of transaction experience on both the buy-side and sell-side. From acquisition advisory to capital raising to divestitures, we maintain strict confidentiality and ensure senior-level banker involvement throughout each phase of your transaction.

Our services

Sale Advisory

The Riverside team has extensive experience in sell-side M&A advisory, from the sale of private and family-owned businesses to corporate and private equity fund divestitures.

Acquisition Advisory

Our merger and acquisition consulting services include helping clients develop and refine their acquisition criteria, identifying potential target companies, engaging prospective targets, and negotiating and structuring a deal that seeks to meet the value expectations of all parties involved.

Readiness Review & Transaction Planning

Riverside’s Readiness Review and Transaction Planning Advisory services are formal investigations and decision processes designed to help a business assess their financial and strategic options and create a course of action to enhance their company’s value.

Capital Raising

Whether a client's goal is to fund corporate growth, finance an acquisition, complete a management buyout, refinance an existing lender or consolidate debt, Riverside Advisors services can help.


Riverside assists clients that require sophisticated advisory services to consummate a liquidity event driven by retirement, wealth diversification, shareholder exit, risk reduction, or family events.

Riverside applies a comprehensive approach to advising and executing transactions to optimize the transaction outcome for our clients – every relationship and deal is unique and we understand the importance of being nimble and creative to properly represent our clients’ interests.

  • Position the business and tell the “story”
  • Differentiate the business and highlight the value drivers
  • Identify and mitigate potential issues that can delay or derail a transaction
  • Generate buyer groups with varied strategic fits
  • Develop marketing strategy

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Senior bankers at Riverside Advisors have worked with a wide range of businesses involving various transaction structures. These professionals have advised on more than 250 transactions with a combined value exceeding $10 billion. The selected logos below are representative of previous clients.


Riverside Advisors, through PMCF, has access to Corporate Finance International providing our firm with global reach and capabilities.


What our clients say

“Riverside was instrumental in navigating the sale process and orchestrating an outcome that achieved the objectives of the stockholders. Riverside clearly understood the business and its value drivers. The Riverside team conveyed the story in a manner to generate strong interest from the market.”

Philip Cowen
President of Insultab

“Riverside was persistent and provided thoughtful advice to overcome challenges that arose during the process. Riverside worked closely with me to achieve my objectives and resulted in a successful transaction.”

Alex Castro
Owner & President of La Guadalupana


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