Tom Denison
Tom Denison is a Managing Director of The Chicago Corporation.

Mr. Denison has over 30 years investment banking and corporate finance experience. Throughout his career, he has been a trusted advisor to CEO’s, Boards of Directors, entrepreneurs, and owners of privately-held companies. His clients have included Fortune 1000 companies, as well as middle-market family-owned businesses. While his clients have spanned a variety of industries, he has specific expertise and experience in the Environmental, Industrial, and Business Services sectors. In the course of his career, Tom has completed over 750 transactions including M&A deals, equity and debt capital raises, leveraged buyouts and financial restructurings
Prior to joining The Chicago Corporation, Mr. Denison was the Founder and President of Denison Partners LLC, a firm providing corporate finance advice to private and closely-held middle-market businesses. In addition, he was and continues to be a founder and Senior Managing Director of Everett Advisory Partners, a consulting firm specializing in small to mid-sized financial institutions.

Previously, Mr. Denison was a Senior Managing Director, Co-Head of the Chicago Office, and on the Management Committee of Brown Gibbons Lang & Company, an investment bank providing M&A, capital raising and restructuring services to the middle market.

Prior to BGL he was a Managing Director with Banc of America Securities, where he headed the Environmental Services Investment Banking practice, created and led the U.S. Middle-Market Investment Bank, and was the architect of the Firm’s Business Services practice. Transactions and services included strategic alternatives advice, M&A engagements, public equity and debt underwriting, leveraged finance transactions and private capital raising.

Earlier Mr. Denison was an executive with Bank of America and its predecessor, Continental Bank. At BofA/Continental he headed a variety corporate banking groups focused on corporate and commercial banking services as well as leveraged finance transactions. He also has significant financial restructuring and workout experience.

Mr. Denison has a CPA and began his career at Price Waterhouse and Co. providing audit and tax services to middle-market clients.

He received an A.B. cum laude from Dartmouth College with Distinction in a government major and holds an MBA from the Amos Tuck School.

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