Jeffrey McNamara



Managing Director

Jeff McNamara is a Managing Director in the M&A Advisory practice at Kroll and Deputy City Leader of the Chicago office.

Jeff specializes in executing mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private placements and other corporate finance mandates as a member of the firm’s Diversified Industrials M&A practice. Jeff’s clients have included publicly traded, private equity sponsored and family-owned businesses across a range of industries, including niche manufacturing, specialty distribution and industrial services.

Prior to joining Kroll, Jeff worked at Lincoln International, where he advised private equity firms, hedge funds and other financial institutions in the valuation of illiquid and complex assets. He also advised on valuation matters for corporate transactions, including acquisitions and divestitures, leveraged buyouts and restructurings. Jeff started his career in investment banking at Renaissance Capital Group, advising on middle-market merger and acquisition transactions.

Jeff received an MBA and MS in Accountancy from DePaul University, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and a BS in Business Administration from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business. He is a FINRA Series 7, 63 and 79 registered representative and has served on the Midwest Manufacturing Committee for the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG). Jeff is also a frequent speaker on topics concerning M&A and corporate finance.

Corporate Finance and Restructuring

M&A advisory, restructuring and insolvency, debt advisory, strategic alternatives, transaction diligence and independent financial opinions.

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Advisory

Kroll’s investment banking practice has extensive experience in M&A deal strategy and structuring, capital raising, transaction advisory services and financial sponsor coverage.

Industrials Investment Banking

Industrials expertise for middle-market M&A transactions.

Fairness and Solvency Opinions

Duff & Phelps Opinions is a global leader in Fairness Opinions and Special Committee Advisory, ranking #1 for total number of fairness opinions in the U.S., EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa), Australia and Globally in 2023 according to LSEG (FKA Refinitiv).

Private Capital Markets – Debt Advisory

Kroll has extensive experience raising capital for middle-market companies to support a wide range of transactions.

Financial Sponsors Group

Dedicated coverage and access to M&A deal-flow for financial sponsors.

Distressed M&A and Special Situations

Kroll professionals have advised hundreds of companies, investors and other stakeholders at all stages of distressed transactions and special situations.

Kroll Industrials Solutions at a Glance

Industrial Manufacturing

As the leading independent provider of risk and financial advisory solutions, Kroll provides Industrial Sector companies the support they need to create value, minimize risks and make confident decisions.

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