CHICAGO, August 31, 2017 – Ravinia Capital LLC, a leading Chicago investment banking firm at the heart ofthe middle market, has named Eric Welchko a Partner, effective immediately.

“Since joining Ravinia Capital in 2012, Eric has played an instrumental role in our growth and our ability to help our middle market clients optimize their enterprise value and achieve their goals,” Ravinia Capital ManagingPartner Tom Goldblatt said.  “He brings exceptional analytical skills to deal making, the unique ability to help our clients realize their potential and unlock their value, and the perseverance to stick with complex transactions. 

“In recognition of his industry leadership, Eric was also recently named a winner of the 8th Annual Emerging Leaders Award by The M&A Advisor,” Goldblatt said.  “I am very proud of the work Eric and I have done together and I am very excited about the growing recognition of Ravinia Capital in Chicago’s investment banking middle market.”

As Partner, Eric will continue to lead Ravinia Capital's deal sourcing and execution platform, with a special focus on the firm’s most complex deals.  He will also continue to mentor other members of the team.

Before joining Ravinia in 2012, Eric was a senior analyst at Accuval Associates where he focused on business valuation, lender services, stock purchase agreements and financial reporting.  Prior to that he worked in business development in the financial services group at GES Association.  Eric started his career in corporate finance in 2004 at Wells Fargo as a senior credit manager. He received his BS from Illinois State University in finance, with a minor in economics.

Eric is president of the Commercial Finance Association’s Midwest Chapter and involved with numerous philanthropic activities.

About Ravinia Capital

Chicago-based Ravinia Capital LLC is a boutique investment bank at the heart of the middle market that serves clients with revenues of between $25 and $250 million. Its focus is on mergers & acquisitions, capital raises, debt advisory, and strategic consulting.  Please visit our website at www.raviniacapitalllc.com.