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In 1937, Norman Mesirow founded an independent financial services firm owned by employees and invested in the interconnected success of clients, communities and workplace culture.

Today, headquartered in Chicago and with offices around the world, we invest with our clients, working side-by-side to design diverse, technology-enhanced strategies that enable corporations, institutions, business owners, individuals and families to prosper. Our capabilities span Global Investment Management, Capital Markets & Investment Banking, and Advisory Services, and our clients benefit from direct access to specialized expertise, customization of diverse products and services, and the ability to grow in different market cycles. 
We invest in Chicago and the global communities where our clients live and work, sparking positive change through deep civic engagement. By empowering bright, diverse professionals to innovate within our inclusive workplace culture, we invest in our people.
We are Mesirow: serving our clients through a personal, more custom approach to reaching financial goals and serving as a force for social good. We invest in what matters.
For more information contact:
Nathaniel Sager
Senior Managing Director | CTL and Structured Debt Products
353 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654 
Graceada Partners is a vertically integrated real estate private equity firm focused on institutionalizing value-add investing in secondary & tertiary markets. Founded in 2008, the firm has $0.5 billion in real estate assets under management (AUM) and employs a team of 50 professionals who work collaboratively to source, capitalize, manage, renovate, lease, and sell properties. Graceada’s in-house expertise includes fund management, asset management, construction, and property management. The firm's leadership team has decades of combined experience adding value to real estate assets. Together, they have managed over $10 billion in assets across office, retail, multifamily and industrial properties. Born in 2008 in the heart of the Global Financial Crisis, Graceada Partners is a seasoned expert with looming economic uncertainties, which has allowed the firm to turn market dislocation into successful investments. The Graceada Partners’ team lives by our core values: Honesty & Integrity; Extreme Ownership; Positive, Caring & Humble; Excellence in Execution. Graceada Partners is a veteran-owned company that is proud to operate in a historically underserved and under-invested region.
For more information contact:
Graceada Partners
Dana Seefeldt
Investor Relations Manager
1300 K Street
Modesto, CA 95354
Headquartered in metro Denver, CO, with 2022B Revenue of $386K and 11 issued patents, Caring Closures International (CCI) expects to transform public health and consumer product safety by modernizing now 50-year-old child safety packaging across a broad universe of consumer products representing approximately 14 billion units annually. Its initial award-winning Safe Rx® locking prescription vial (LPV®) line, with $5B revenue potential globally, is sold to pharmacies for use in filling controlled substances and other dangerous or high-value prescriptions. Safe Rx LPVs prevent pilfering (sneaking pills), the #1 source for teen drug abuse in the country, and are expected to be adopted nationwide within the five-year forecast horizon via selected market or regulatory catalysts, generating annual revenue of $315M - $2.5B depending on the range of drug classes covered. CCI also expects to license its patented closure technology to CPG companies, for use in packaging products with high rates of pediatric poisonings or pediatric fatality risk, with potential royalty distributions of $890M annually for every $0.10 in average per-unit royalty rate at its mature market shares.
For more information contact:
Safe Rx®
David Snead
Strategic Finance Manager
6295 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Suite 100
Greenwood Village, CO 80111