About Us

Egwele & Company is an independent strategic and financial advisory firm focused on companies owned or operated by entrepreneurs and multi-generational families.

Our objective is to provide clients with innovative and comprehensive solutions to drive long-term profitable growth and maximize shareholder value.

Guiding Principles



We have no external shareholders and are free to operate in the manner which best serves the interests of our clients


We seek to build lasting relationships with our clients as we endeavor to enhance long-term shareholder value



We share a critical intangible with many of our clients which enhances our chemistry and collaboration



We conduct business with clients responsibly and in an honest and transparent way

Results Oriented

We ultimately measure our success by the achievements of our clients


Brian Egwele

Founder and Managing Partner

Brian Egwele is the founder and Managing Partner of Egwele & Company. He began his investment banking career with Salmon Smith Barney (a predecessor to Citigroup) in 2000. Prior to founding Egwele & Company, Brian was the co-head of the Automotive and Industrials Group at Sagent Advisors. Brian has advised clients on a variety of complex transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, minority investments, equity and debt financings, recapitalizations and in- and out-of-court restructurings.

Brian has advised clients across a range of industries including automotive, consumer products, food & beverage, industrial products and services, retail, and restaurants, 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 on more than 30 financings that raised over $15 billion.

Brian is originally from Chicago, Illinois and graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Management and concentration in Finance from Tulane University. He is a board member of the Chicago Children’s Choir.

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