Hunter Wise Financial Group, LLC, Chicago Managing Directors Explain in Interview Search for Investment Opportunities for Large, Publically Traded, Holding Company

Mar 31, 2011, 05:04 ET from Hunter Wise Financial Group, LLC

IRVINE, Calif. and CHICAGO, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hunter Wise Financial Group, LLC Chicago-based Managing Directors Ken Hoganson and James Carroll, in an interview with analyst Francis Gaskins, said the firm has been retained by a multi-billion dollar NYSE company to find family-managed businesses looking for additional investment or to be acquired.

Hunter Wise Financial Group, LLC, is a specialized investment bank providing corporate financing, merger, acquisition, and divestiture advisory services with clients including small to medium-sized public companies, as well as selected middle market privately-held businesses. It has 16 offices in the United States, including in Chicago, as well as offices in Beijing, London and Vancouver.  Additional information is available at

The entire interview with Mr. Gaskins, who is a well known Wall Street analyst with specific expertise on IPOs, is available at:

The two Hunter Wise Financial Group, LLC executives interviewed said the major firm for which they have been retained is especially interested in investing in, or acquiring firms, in manufacturing, distribution and rail transportation.  "They are a multi-generational family business and they have significant interest in other businesses that have long been managed by a family," Mr. Hoganson said.  "We are looking for companies interested in growing, with compelling stories, and excellent business plans."

"Hunter Wise was chosen for this assignment because of the vast experience of its Managing Directors throughout the U.S., most of who have at least 20 years experience in transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, and a strong professional network that covers basically every industry in the county," Mr. Carroll said.

"The client has a unique 'hands off approach to management' style and its long term investing strategy makes them a good fit for companies uncomfortable with typical private equity financing strategies, or a long drawn out sales process," said Mr. Carroll.


Ken Hoganson
Managing Director
(630) 915-7715

James Carroll
Managing Director
(630) 636-6340

SOURCE Hunter Wise Financial Group, LLC