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.