Laura McNaughton



Managing Director

Laura McNaughton is a Managing Director in the Chicago office and a member of the industrials M&A Advisory practice at Kroll. She has over 20 years of middle-market merger and acquisition experience. Laura specializes in providing sell-side services to family and founder owned businesses and private equity owned companies. She has assisted in the sale of more than 70 middle-market companies.

Laura McNaughton is a Managing Director in the Chicago office
Discover how Laura McNaughton, Managing Director in Kroll's Investment Banking practice uses her 20 + years of experience to support clients through their buy/sell-side journey.

Laura 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. She has experience across a range of industries, including niche manufacturing, specialty distribution and industrial services.

Prior to joining Kroll in 2000, Laura held positions at Vine Street Partners and Arthur Andersen.

Laura received her MBA in finance from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Business and her BS in finance from the University of Illinois. She is a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) registered representative, holding the FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses. She is actively involved in the Chicago Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and WAVE, the Women’s Association of Venture Capital and Private Equity.

Corporate Finance and Restructuring

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

Industrials Investment Banking

Industrials expertise for middle-market M&A transactions.

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.

Financial Sponsors Group

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

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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