Evan Gallinson, Managing Director, joined Merit Capital Partners in 2005. Merit is a Chicago-based private equity firm currently investing our seventh fund, a $550 million fund. Merit is focused on supporting management buyouts as well as recapitalizations in partnership with owner operators and independent sponsors. Evan is involved with deal sourcing, execution, structuring, and board level advisory. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Choice Slocum Holdings, LLC, Elgen Manufacturing Company, Glunt Industries Inc., Storage Solutions, Inc. and Urban Surfaces.
Evan previously worked in Investment Banking with BMO Capital, William Blair & Company, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions advisor work for middle market companies in a variety of industries. Evan received an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in 2002 with a concentration in finance. In 1997, he received a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan with a concentration in finance and accounting.
He is a native of New Jersey, but has lived in the Chicago area for over twenty-five years, and is currently residing in Northbrook, IL with his wife and two daughters. Evan’s non-work activities involve watching his daughters’ tennis and lacrosse games, rooting for University of Michigan sports teams, as well as playing platform tennis.