Prairie Welcomes Yuhi Kamimura

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL – April 11, 2024 – Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc., a leading corporate advisory and investment banking firm, is pleased to announce it has hired Yuhi Kamimura as Director. Mr. Kamimura will be part of the Oakbrook Terrace, IL office and will focus on advising middle-market companies, shareholders and trustees on employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) transactions, fairness opinions, leveraged buyouts, capital raising, mergers and acquisitions (“M&A”) and other strategic advisory engagements.

“Yuhi’s experience perfectly aligns with our culture of providing exceptional client service and strategic guidance. We are excited to add Yuhi’s leadership in conducting comprehensive analyses and navigating intricate transactions to help grow our ESOP and transaction opinions practice,” said Hillary Hughes, Managing Director at Prairie.

Dave Diehl, CEO at Prairie, said, “We are thrilled to have Yuhi as a member of our team and look forward to his contributions as we continue to pursue our corporate growth initiatives.”

Mr. Kamimura is an experienced professional who advises company shareholders on various corporate finance and valuation matters, encompassing mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), financing, and other related purposes. Additionally, he possesses expertise in structuring debt securities and providing commercially sound opinions for debt issuances.

Mr. Kamimura holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. He currently holds FINRA Series 63 and 79 securities licenses.

About Prairie Capital Advisors

Prairie is a leading financial advisory firm specializing in creating and executing ownership transition strategies for middle-market companies nationwide. In 2024, Prairie was named ESOP Investment Bank of the Year by M&A Atlas. For more information, visit


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