Prairie Expands Investment Banking Group with the Hiring of John Waller as Managing Director

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL – March 9, 2021 – Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc., a leading corporate advisory and investment banking firm, is pleased to announce the addition of John Waller as a Managing Director in the firm’s investment banking group. 

With nearly 25 years of investment banking experience, Mr. Waller provides mergers and acquisitions (M&A) services to private companies, large corporations and private equity firms. His work has included the sale of industry-leading companies in industries ranging from medical device components to video surveillance systems to heavy duty trucks and industrial pumps. He also has significant experience advising clients on the sale of distressed businesses or business units both in and out of court. Mr. Waller’s clients have ranged from privately-held businesses to some of the largest companies in the world.  

Prior to joining Prairie, Mr. Waller worked at Lincoln International, Credit Suisse and Plaisance Advisors, a firm he founded and ran for over 10 years. 

Mr. Waller earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Iowa.  

“John’s diverse expertise and strong reputation as a highly capable and creative deal maker are a perfect fit with our investment banking practice. John joining our firm exemplifies Prairie’s commitment to providing industry-leading M&A advisory services to an expanding roster of clients,” commented Tim Witt, Managing Director and head of Prairie’s investment banking group.  

About Prairie Capital Advisors

Prairie offers investment banking, ESOP advisory, valuation advisory and financial reporting valuations to support the growth and ownership transition strategies of middle-market companies. Headquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, the company is a leading advisor to closely-held companies nationwide. Prairie was named the 2020 Valuations & Fairness Opinions Advisor of the Year by M&A Atlas. For more information, visit


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