Terrel G. Bressler

Managing Director, Investment Banking Group, Stout Risius Ross


Terrel G. Bressler is a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Group at Stout Risius Ross (SRR). During his 24-year career in the investment banking/investment business, Mr. Bressler has originated a wide variety of M&A and capital raising assignments and has assisted numerous middle market companies and their shareholders with mergers, acquisitions, raising debt, mezzanine and equity capital, and other investment banking transactions.

Mr. Bressler has worked with clients in many industries and has developed extensive experience with manufacturing companies, consumer products and food businesses, and distribution concerns. To date, Mr. Bressler has completed over 60 investment banking transactions including raising almost $2 billion in debt, mezzanine and equity capital, and assisting in the sale of companies with valuations as small as $15 million and as large as several hundred million. He co-leads the Middle Market Company Group and leads the Investment Banking Group's Financial Sponsor Coverage Team.

Prior to joining SRR, Mr. Bressler was a Managing Director and head of the Chicago office of Cleary Gull, a boutique M&A firm. He was also a Partner in investment banking with William Blair & Company and held senior investment banking positions with McDonald & Company (now part of Key Bank) and First Chicago Capital Markets (now JP Morgan Chase). In addition, Mr. Bressler was previously the Director of Originations and Business Development for William Blair Mezzanine Capital Partners (now Merit Capital Partners), a $1 billion mezzanine investment fund advisor. Before starting his investment banking career 20 years ago, Mr. Bressler was a member of Arthur Andersen & Company's Small Business Advisory Division.

Mr. Bressler is an active member of the Chicago Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and the Midwest Regional Association of Small Business Investment Companies.