Hampton to leverage extensive relationships with financial sponsors and management teams, secure growth capital for companies


Chicago, Ill. - Sikich Investment Banking recently named Ryan Hampton as a director on its capital markets team. Previously, Hampton served as a vice president of investment banking at Clark Dodge & Company/Advanced Equities and as a vice president at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he raised capital for early-stage through publicly traded companies and completed numerous mergers and acquisitions.

Hampton has more than 14 years of experience in banking and advisory services with specific expertise in raising capital for emerging growth companies across various industries. He focuses on private equity financing, senior and subordinated debt financing and buy-side and sell-side mergers and acquisitions.

In his new role, Hampton will leverage his extensive relationships with both financial sponsors and strategic management teams and secure growth capital for companies looking to expand their operations.

"As our capital markets team grows, we seek talented and creative individuals who have the advisory and operational experience necessary to deliver top-quality service to a variety of businesses that each face unique challenges and opportunities," said Christopher Geier, the partner-in-charge of Sikich Investment Banking. "Ryan exemplifies these qualities, and he brings relationships and experience to Sikich that will enable us to provide our clients with greater insight and expert counsel across multiple areas moving forward."

Hampton is registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as a Series 7 General Securities Representative and a Series 79 Investment Banking Representative.

Hampton, 37, holds a bachelor's degree in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Oregon and a MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.

About Sikich Investment Banking
Based in Chicago, Sikich Investment Banking is part of Sikich LLP, a leading professional services firm specializing in accounting, technology, investment banking and advisory services. Sikich Investment Banking is the firm's corporate finance and advisory practice. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sikich Corporate Finance LLC, a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA/SIPC, it provides capital raising, mergers and acquisitions and strategic advisory services tailored to middle market clients in the U.S. and abroad. The firm's investment banking partners have expertise in negotiating complicated issues and structures and navigating the complexities inherent in industries that include technology, life sciences, manufacturing and others. Visit Sikich Investment Banking at www.sikich.com/IB for more information. 

About Sikich LLP
Sikich LLP, a leading professional services firm specializing in accounting, technology, investment banking and advisory services, has more than 600 employees throughout the country. Founded in 1982, Sikich now ranks as one of the country's Top 35 Certified Public Accounting firms and is among the top 1 percent of all enterprise resource planning solution partners in the world. From corporations and non-profits to state and local governments, Sikich clients can use a broad spectrum of services and products that help them reach long-term, strategic goals. Visit www.sikich.com for more information.

Securities are offered through Sikich Corporate Finance LLC, a registered broker dealer with the Securities Exchange Commission and a member of FINRA/SIPC.