Strategic / Board Advisory

Our professionals bring decades of experience to assist companies with critical, and often, difficult strategic decisions, such as:

  • Exit strategies
  • Diversification strategies
  • Divestitures
  • Customer, product, and service assessments
  • Succession planning

In situations where key decision-makers lack continuity in direction, FDP provides an independent, objective voice to the conversation.  Our approach to business planning provides clear direction, improves performance, and increases shareholder value. We work closely with you to understand your goals and provide objective feedback. We serve as a stabilizing force for all constituents as we build consensus and support the business needs of our clients and enhance the enterprise value of our client’s business.

Highlighted Engagements


branded lunch meat and meat snack processor


branded Kosher meat processor


manufacturing of injection molded products for communications and lighting


custom hammer forging and press forging services

Experienced Professionals

FDP News

Sep - 20

Fort Dearborn Advises Motor Distributor

Fort Dearborn Partners served as a financial advisor for the refinancing of a $3.5M Line of Credit and $2.2M mortgage for a $20 million Illinois-based motor distributor coming... Read More

Sep - 20

Jim Sandberg Joins Fort Dearborn

Fort Dearborn Partners is pleased to announce that Jim Sandberg has joined the firm as a Senior Associate.

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Jul - 20

Fort Dearborn Advises Private High School

Chicago, IL - Fort Dearborn Partners is pleased to announce that we served as exclusive financial advisor to a private high school for the refinancing of $13,000,000 in... Read More