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News/February 28, 2018

Matthew Drake Joins FMI Capital Advisors

FMI Capital Advisors, a subsidiary of FMI Corporation, has hired Matthew Drake as a Director in the Investment Banking Group.  Matt has 10+ years of experience working with companies and their shareholders on structuring and executing buy-side and sell-side M&A, ESOP and management buyouts and other investment banking transactions.  Matt joined FMI to lead the firm’s ESOP practice in addition to working with FMI clients and prospects on M&A and other ownership transition strategies.

“As FMI has become aware of the increasing use of ESOPs as an exit alternative in the built environment, we recognized that we needed to add cutting-edge expertise to be able to offer this service to our clients.  After a nation-wide search for someone with both M&A and ESOP expertise, we are delighted to have Matt join our investment banking team.  Matt’s deep experience in ESOPs, combined with his knowledge of the E&C space gives FMI a comprehensive suite of ownership transfer alternatives that we can offer our clients.“ Matt joins FMI Capital Advisors from Prairie Capital Advisors, a Chicago based investment bank, where he was a Vice President focused on providing ownership transition strategies for middle market companies.  Prior to that, he was a Sr. Manager, Corporate Development at Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:REGI) where he was a member of the corporate team that led financing, strategy, and merger and acquisition decisions.  Matt received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and a Master of Business Administration from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. He also holds his Limited Representative-Investment Banking license (Series 79) and Uniform Securities Agent license (Series 63) from the Securities and Exchange Commission and FINRA.

To learn more about Matt and FMI’s ESOP capabilities, please click here.


About FMI Capital Advisors:

FMI Capital Advisors, a subsidiary of FMI Corporation, is a leading investment banking firm exclusively serving engineering and construction, infrastructure and the built environment. With over 600 completed transactions, our unique industry focus enables us to provide our clients with valuable insight and advice. Clients gain access to our unparalleled network of industry contacts and relationships, deep market knowledge and technical expertise, based on decades of experience.

About FMI Corporation:

For 65 years, FMI has been the leading management consulting and investment banking firm dedicated exclusively to engineering and construction, infrastructure and the built environment.

FMI serves all sectors of the industry as a trusted advisor. More than six decades of context, connections and insights lead to transformational outcomes for clients and the industry.

FMI helps you build your foundation for tomorrow and optimize your business for today. Industry Focus. Powerful Results.

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