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

Dec - 21

Fort Dearborn Partners advises Foodservice Provider

Fort Dearborn Partners, Inc. served as the exclusive financial advisor to an Illinois-based foodservice provider and refinanced $17,500,000 of debt.

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Jul - 21

Brian Hartford joins Fort Dearborn Partners

Fort Dearborn Partners is pleased to announce that Brian Hartford has joined the firm as a Senior Director.

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May - 21

Fort Dearborn Advises Kanaflex Corporation, USA

Kanaflex Corporation USA (“Kanaflex” or the “Company”) is an industrial hose manufacturer with operations in Vernon Hills (IL), Compton (CA), and... Read More