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Balmoral Advisors, an independent, full-service investment bank, is pleased to announce that Brooks Crankshaw has joined the firm as Managing Director.

Brooks has enjoyed over 30 years of investment banking, with extensive experience as an advisor to mid-sized and large corporate companies.  Over the course of his career, Brooks has advised clients in transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, securitized debt structuring and placement, equity placement, capital structure optimization, and credit syndication.  Brooks specializes in working with companies providing business services across a wide range of industries including commercial, consumer, health care, and manufacturing enterprises.

Prior to joining Balmoral, Brooks served as Managing Director and Partner of The Chicago Corporation, where he advised individual, family, corporate, and private owners on mergers, acquisitions, and capital raises. Before his tenure at The Chicago Corporation, Brooks founded and led his own investment banking firm, Highland Ridge Capital. He began his career at J.P. Morgan Securities and its predecessor companies in Chicago and London, concluding an 18-year tenure as Managing Director.

As an author and editor, Brooks has been published in various periodicals including HVACR Business, Plastics News, Axial Forum, MiMfg Magazine, TheStreet.com, and the Grand Rapids Business Journal. He earned an M.B.A. in finance and corporate strategy from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. degree in economics from the University of Michigan.

“We are pleased to welcome Brooks to our team of financial professionals. His expertise with business services and industrial companies enhances our firm’s capabilities as trusted advisors to clients seeking to enhance value through mergers, acquisitions, and capital raising” said Chris Cerimele, Managing Partner of Balmoral Advisors.

“It is a pleasure to join a firm with such broad and deep transactional capabilities with a focus on top-tier advisory, creating value for clients,” said Brooks.


About Balmoral Advisors

Balmoral Advisors is an independent, specialty investment bank dedicated to providing mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, and financial restructuring advisory services involving mid-sized transactions. The firm specializes in helping clients sell their businesses, find and complete acquisitions, and raise or refinance capital. Balmoral works with business owners, corporations and financial investors worldwide involving early stage growth companies, successful mature businesses, corporate divestitures, special situations, and restructurings.