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Mesirow Financial

Investor type Private Equity Firm


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Total investments 25
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 12
Rounds per year 0.30
Lead investments 4
Follow on index
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Exits 6
Key employees 26
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Data Center
  • Video
  • Virtual Desktop
  • Data Storage

In 1937 was created Mesirow Financial, which is appeared as Corporate Investor. The leading representative office of defined Corporate Investor is situated in the Chicago. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.

We also calculated 25 valuable employees in our database.

Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 6 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this Mesirow Financial works on 3 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. The high activity for fund was in 2006. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Energy, Software. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Grubhub, Pivot3, Adam Aircraft. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Mesirow Financial, startups are often financed by InterWest Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Silver Creek Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Lightspeed Venture Partners, InterWest Partners, DCM Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by InterWest Partners, Silver Creek Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Big Data
Web Hosting
25 Feb 2015 Jersey City, New Jersey, United States


Data Center
Data Storage
Virtual Desktop
$45M24 Feb 2015 Austin, Texas, United States


Data Center
Data Storage
Virtual Desktop
$2M23 Oct 2014 Austin, Texas, United States


Data Center
Data Storage
Virtual Desktop
$12M07 Aug 2014 Austin, Texas, United States


Data Center
Data Storage
Virtual Desktop
$14M24 Oct 2013 Austin, Texas, United States


Big Data
Web Hosting
$9M25 Jun 2012 Jersey City, New Jersey, United States


Data Center
Data Storage
Virtual Desktop
$23M08 Feb 2012 Austin, Texas, United States


$50M20 Sep 2011 -

Serious Energy

Building Material
Energy Efficiency
Green Building
Natural Resources
$19M28 Jun 2010 Sunnyvale, California, United States


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