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Sep 22, 2012

Bank of America Corp. (DE) (NYSE:BAC)
Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MER)
Credit Suisse
Scotia Capital Inc.
Citigroup CIB
TD Securities Inc.
BDO Seidman, LLP
Robert W. Baird & Co.
Mesirow Financial Holdings, Inc.
Babson Capital Management LLC
Lazard Freres & Co. LLC
Lincoln International
Gordon Brothers Group, LLC
William Blair & Company, L.L.C.
National Holdings Corp. (OTCBB:NHLD)
Mesirow Financial Inc.
RBS Greenwich Capital
BMO Capital Markets
Calyon Financial Inc.
Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin
Maxim Group, LLC
Goldsmith Agio Helms
Orion Securities Inc.
The Williams Capital Group, L.P.
Macquarie Capital Partners LLC
Calyon Securities (USA) Inc.
Giuliani Capital Advisors LLC
ThinkEquity Partners LLC
Hildebrandt International Inc.
Scotia Capital (USA) Inc.
Loop Capital Markets, LLC
Cain Brothers & Company, LLC
Incapital Holdings LLC
Incapital LLC

Sep 7, 2012
Sep 8, 2012

looking for rankings of top 5 in this market

Sep 8, 2012

For IB

Sep 8, 2012

prob 5/3rd

Sep 8, 2012

JPM is huge in Chicago for SLF and M&A groups- from those that I have spoken with inside the bank, there is a strong Midwest MM presence out of Chicago with teams doing the actual work (not just pitching for NYC).

William Blair is Chicago-based and maintains a strong reputation as a top MM advisory shop. They often compete for deals with BMO Capital Markets (also very strong presence in Chicago). With its stronger debt underwriting capabilities, I have heard BMO taking over deals recently (like small sell side transactions).

Lazard is good in Chicago and places into MM PE NYC.

Don't know much about the presence of Citi, MS, GS, CS in the Midwest as those are very much NYC "big boy" banks.

I recommend parousing the past threads on this subject as not much has changed in the Chicago scene.

Sep 8, 2012

The list is old Hariris Nesbitt Corp. is actually BMO Capital Markets now

Sep 8, 2012