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[Funding News] IL-based Sikich Secures Minority Growth Investment of $250Million

Sikich LLC, a global technology-enabled professional services company, today announced it has received a minority growth investment of $250 million from Bain Capital.

Sikich LLC, a global technology-enabled professional services company, it has received a minority growth investment of $250 million from Bain Capital.

This investment positions Sikich to leverage Bain Capital’s deep resources while accelerating continued and aggressive growth, enhancing operational excellence and cementing its professional services leadership position in an industry undergoing rapid consolidation. It maintains majority control of the company and its existing executive and leadership teams, led by Chief Executive Officer, Christopher Geier.

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Founded in 1982, it has been on a path of rapid growth under the leadership of Mr. Geier, who assumed the CEO role in 2017. During this time, it has grown revenue nearly 300% and expanded its geographic reach, now serving clients in all major U.S. markets and around the world with nearly 2,000 employees.

Mr. Geier said, “This is an incredibly exciting time for our organization. We’ve been executing an ambitious growth and diversification strategy to capitalize on unique and favorable market conditions within an evolving professional services landscape, more than doubling in size over the last five years alone, Partnering with a leading global investor like Bain Capital is a testament to our strategy and provides us with additional meaningful resources and extensive knowledge to advance our mission and deliver on our value proposition to employees and clients.”

Cristian Jitianu, a Partner at Bain Capital Special Situations said, “We have watched Sikich thrive under Chris and his talented team’s leadership as they continue to set the industry standard across their leading accounting, technology and advisory solutions, As competition for talent and clients remains high, Sikich’s differentiated business model has enabled the company to gain share in a fragmented market. We are excited to support Sikich’s continued growth strategy, focused on acquisitions and strategic partnerships, with a tailored structure that maximizes value creation while allowing Sikich to retain majority control of the business.”

The investment was made from funds managed by Bain Capital Special Situations and Bain Capital Credit. PJT Park Hill acted as financial advisor and Holland & Knight LLP and Vedder Price acted as legal advisor for Sikich. Kirkland & Ellis LLP and Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP acted as legal advisors for Bain Capital.

About Sikich

Sikich LLC is a global company specializing in technology-enabled professional services. With nearly 2,000 employees, it draws on a diverse portfolio of technology solutions to deliver transformative digital strategies. From corporations and not-for-profits to state and local governments and federal agencies, Sikich clients utilize a broad spectrum of services* and products to help them improve performance and achieve long-term, strategic goals.

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