Superior Execution
and Growth

Founded in 1981, First Analysis has a 39-year track record of serving emerging growth companies and established industry leaders within its focused areas of domain expertise. Our investment banking practice leverages industry insights developed through our research and investing activities to deliver value to clients across the life cycle of a business. Providing senior-level attention to every client, First Analysis offers superior execution across a comprehensive range of investment banking services, including M&A advisory, public equity and debt financing, and private equity placements.

Technology / SaaS
Healthcare
Environmental Technology
STRATEGIC
M&A
We offer a comprehensive suite of M&A advisory services to growth companies. We pride ourselves on obtaining strategic outcomes at top-end valuations for our clients.
MINORITY
CAPITAL RAISING
First Analysis is unique in its focus on advising entrepreneur-owned growth companies in minority growth capital raises, leveraging the firm’s 40 years of venture investor experience and its vast relationships with growth-oriented venture capital and private equity funds to benefit clients looking to raise critical growth capital.
RECAPITALIZATIONS
First Analysis is an experienced advisor to growth companies seeking to partner with financial sponsors to achieve the dual goals of driving next stage growth in their business, while generating near-term liquidity to capitalize on value created.
RECENT TRANSACTIONS
June 2020
Minority equity investment by Perrigo
Exclusive financial advisor
$50,000,000
September 2019
Minority equity investment led by Flexpoint Ford
Exclusive financial advisor
July 2019
Series C financing led by Updata Partners
Exclusive financial advisor
$22,000,000
INVESTMENT BANKING TEAM
Matthew
Nicklin
Michael
Siemplenski
Richard
Conklin
Andrew
Walsh
Tracy
Marshbanks
Eric
Terhorst
Michael
McNeil
Christopher
Stiegal
Daniel
Tishler
Novisa
Petrusich
Alice
Epstein
INVESTMENT BANKING NEWS
First Analysis acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Kazmira for its minority equity investment from Perrigo
First Analysis acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Kazmira for its $50 million strategic investment by Perrigo Company (PRGO). In collaboration with Perrigo, the investment will be applied to scale up Kazmira’s facilities and laboratories, proactively engage with regulatory authorities, further develop Kazmira’s product portfolio, extend Kazmira’s reach into retail mass markets, and enhance Kazmira’s strong management and technical teams.
August 24, 2020
First Analysis acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Kazmira for its $50 million strategic investment by Perrigo Company (PRGO). In collaboration with Perrigo, the investment will be applied to scale up Kazmira’s facilities and laboratories, proactively engage with regulatory authorities, further develop Kazmira’s product portfolio, extend Kazmira’s reach into retail mass markets, and enhance Kazmira’s strong management and technical teams.
August 24, 2020
First Analysis acted as the exclusive financial advisor to sticky.io for its minority equity investment
First Analysis acted as the exclusive financial advisor to sticky.io (formerly LimeLight CRM) for its capital financing led by Flexpoint Ford. The First Analysis team worked closely with sticky.io to understand the industry and create a unit-based economic model while positioning the company optimally in the marketplace.
July 02, 2020
First Analysis acted as the exclusive financial advisor to sticky.io (formerly LimeLight CRM) for its capital financing led by Flexpoint Ford. The First Analysis team worked closely with sticky.io to understand the industry and create a unit-based economic model while positioning the company optimally in the marketplace.
July 02, 2020
First Analysis welcomes Andrew Walsh to its Investment Banking Group
Chicago-based First Analysis Securities Corporation announced Andrew Walsh has joined the firm as a Managing Director. This move expands First Analysis's investment banking practice and its commitment to advising premier companies in the firm's healthcare sector.
January 09, 2020
Chicago-based First Analysis Securities Corporation announced Andrew Walsh has joined the firm as a Managing Director. This move expands First Analysis's investment banking practice and its commitment to advising premier companies in the firm's healthcare sector.
January 09, 2020
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