Sell Your Company

We can help you find the best buyer for your $10 to $150 million company.

Buy A Company

Contact us to expand your company
via acquisition.

Raise Growth Capital

Let us know if you need capital
to grow your company.

Illes Investment Banking

Illes Investment Banking can help you capture your future. That relates to your future if you are thinking about selling your business, raising capital to grow your business or if you’re looking to buy a business.

Illes Investment Banking is a boutique investment banking firm led by John Illes. He has experience working as a senior executive in a variety of industries in the USA and Europe.  His “roll-up-your-sleeves” experience has taught him how to juggle the need to keep a business operating smoothly while also achieving sales and profit goals.  He knows the daily pressures of running a business since he has experienced those pressures himself.

John’s operator background is somewhat unique in the investment banking industry and is an important feature for you to consider when seeking a partner as you capture your future.  John has walked in your shoes and can understand your needs better than a traditional investment banker with only financial background and expertise. He can easily understand what is important to you and your business and work with you to accomplish your goals.

And since Illes Investment Banking is a boutique business you will work with John himself and he will manage your project from start to finish. He won’t hand off your project to a less-experienced “junior” staff member and he will be there every time you call. Your investment banking project will follow a process and be managed by an experienced professional so you can continue to focus on managing your business and accomplishing your sales goals.

Illes Investment Banking was founded in 2011 and since then has served clients in the middle market across a wide range of industries. We help clients to:

  • find new owners or investors for their companies,
  • identify acquisition candidates,
  • find capital to expand companies.

Illes Investment Banking specializes in three market areas:

  • consumer goods,
  • manufacturing,
  • government services and defense.

John Illes, Founder and President of Illes Investment Banking is also a Managing Director with Merit Harbor Capital, a Washington state based investment banking firm. John works with Merit Harbor Capital for all investment banking activities. Together they have experience running and selling companies and they know what it takes to build an organization. They pride themselves on listening to their clients and partnering with them to secure successful outcomes.

Merit Harbor Capital is a broker/dealer member of FINRA/SIPC. John is registered with Merit Harbor Capital and his Broker Check Report can be viewed via the link provided in the footer of this page.

Begin planning today, so you can capture your future tomorrow. Contact John today if you are ready to capture your future.  A free 30 minute phone consultation will leave you knowing if your company is ready to take that next step.

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