Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Egwele & Company is an independent boutique investment bank. We provide high-quality advice to entrepreneurs, private and public companies, private funds and institutional investors. Our senior professionals have an average of 20 years of experience and a demonstrable track record of creating shareholder value for clients. We combine significant transaction experience and deep knowledge across a wide range of industries to help clients meet their unique objectives. We are customer-centric and fiercely committed to client service and quality, forging many long-standing relationships.
Egwele Securities, a wholly-owned subsidiary, is a registered broker-dealer with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and Securities Investor Protection Corporation.
Forging deep relationships with clients to better understand their objectives and maximize shareholder value
Conducting business with clients responsibly and in an honest and transparent way
Thinking outside the box and using innovation as an agent for positive change
Customer-centric, we measure our success by the number of referrals from existing clients
Freethinking, we utilize conventional and novel methods to guide clients to desirable outcomes
Brian Egwele is the founder and Managing Partner of Egwele & Company. He began his investment banking career with Salomon Smith Barney (a predecessor to Citigroup). Prior to founding Egwele & Company, Brian was Co-Head of the Automotive and Industrials Group at Sagent Advisors LLC, a leading middle market investment bank.
Brian has advised clients on a variety of complex transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, minority investments, equity and debt financings, recapitalizations, Ch. 11 bankruptcy and out-of-court restructurings. He has advised clients across a range of industries including industrial manufacturing, business services and consumer products, among others.
Over the past two decades, Brian and his deal teams have advised on more than 50 mergers and acquisitions with an aggregate transaction value over $40 billion and completed more than 30 financings that raised over $15 billion of capital.
Brian is actively involved with various advisory boards and nonprofit organizations. He is a member of the Business School Council at Tulane University's A.B. Freeman School of Business, where he advises the Dean on matters of business school policies, strategies, programs and goals. He is also an Innovator-In-Residence at the Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Freeman School, where he mentors student ventures, local entrepreneurs and small business owners. He serves on the board of directors and as Treasurer of Uniting Voices Chicago, board of trustees of the Lincoln Park Zoo and is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago.
Crain's Chicago Business has recognized Brian as a Notable Leader in Finance (2023) and a Notable Executive of Color in Finance (2022) for his professional accomplishments, mentorship and civic and philanthropic contributions in the Chicago area.
Brian graduated summa cum laude from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University with a Bachelor of Science in Management and major in Finance. He is a licensed General Securities Principal and Introducing Broker-Dealer Financial Operations Principal with Egwele Securities LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC. He maintains FINRA licenses Series 7, 24, 28, 63 and 79TO.