Tom DeSimone Receives M&A Atlas Americas Rising Star Dealmaker Award

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL – January 31, 2022 – Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc. (“Prairie”), a leading corporate advisory and investment banking firm, is proud to announce that Tom DeSimone received a 2021 Americas Rising Star Dealmaker Award from M&A Atlas during the 13th Annual Americas Growth & Deals Virtual Forum on January 26-27, 2022.

The Americas Rising Star Dealmaker Award honors brilliant dealmakers for their dedication, closing value-creating transactions, excellence and embodiment of fine leadership qualities to shape the future of dealmaking in the industry. Tom has been a part of Prairie Capital Advisors for 10 years and leads several teams and initiatives. He finds his position of working with business owners both enjoyable and rewarding.

“Tom has been an important part of Prairie’s success as we continue to serve as a leading middle-market investment bank and ESOP advisory firm,” said Rocky Fiore, Managing Director and COO of Prairie. “We are proud that he has been recognized with this well-deserved award.”

Tom DeSimone, CPA and Director, has extensive experience in advising middle-market companies on ESOP transactions(representing both companies and ESOP trustees), mergers and acquisitions (M&A), financial opinions, corporate valuation and other investment banking advisory services. Tom also works with boards of directors and companies on mature ESOP planning and sustainability. Tom holds the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation in the state of Illinois, as well as a Master of Accounting Degree and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also currently holds FINRA Series 63 and79 securities licenses.

To view Tom’s full Winner Profile, click here.

About Prairie Capital Advisors

Prairie offers investment banking, ESOP advisory, valuations and opinions 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. For more information, visit


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