About Donnelly Penman & Partners

Donnelly Penman & Partners is one of the largest independently owned, middle-market investment banking firms headquartered in the Midwest. Our experienced team provides a full range of corporate finance and financial advisory services to both public and private companies, including capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, and general financial advisory services such as fairness opinions and valuations. Our expertise in the automotive, industrial, and financial institution industries allows us to provide our clients with the highest level of creativity and transaction execution available to the middle market. Our global capabilities, extensive experience, and strong client commitment has earned us an unparalleled track record of success in the industries we serve.

Donnelly Penman & Partners is owned by the employees of the firm, who have participated in more than 275 transactions since the firm's inception in September 2000, and our professionals have more than 110 years of investment banking experience collectively. In addition, we are a FINRA licensed broker dealer and a member SIPC firm.

Collectively, Donnelly Penman’s professionals have more than 110 years of experience serving the investment banking needs of both public and private companies. Our founding principals have worked together for over 30 years and have a distinguished track record of long-term success. This success is attributable to the collective efforts of our team and is not dependent upon an affiliation with any particular institution.

DP&P’s investment banking franchise distinguishes itself in the following key areas:


Our firm’s reputation and success rests on our industry expertise and our commitment to excellence. Our industry expertise provides insight that allows us to help our clients identify opportunities and risks in every engagement


We orient ourselves to the long-term impact of our advice to our clients. We take pride in being straightforward, honest, and credible, with the recognition that consistent conduct is the only way to build a reputation for integrity.


We believe that in order to truly add value to our clients, we must introduce new and creative ideas. We provide proactive advice and business strategy guidance based on industry expertise to help our clients face and capitalize on change.


The two founding principals have worked together for more than 30 years and have established a distinguished track record of long-term success. Our employees participate in the firm’s ownership by investing equity capital, thus creating alignment between the interests of our team and our clients. A culture of teamwork transcends the firm as we partner with our clients to form long-term relationships to achieve our clients’ objectives through the highly personalized service they expect from an investment banking firm.


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