Geoff Ellis
Capital markets are in a constant state of flux. Some move at glacial speed while others change by the minute. Maintaining flexibility to respond to market movements can be a key differentiator to a successful deal.

Geoff Ellis

Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC US Debt Capital Markets, Managing Director

Capital Markets professional with a focus on complex debt transactions. Unbiased advisor enabling companies to effectively navigate the debt markets. Adventurer. Husband. Father.

Areas of focus Strategy and Transactions
Office Chicago, US

Geoff is a managing director in the US Debt Capital Markets practice. He has over 20 years of experience structuring, arranging, executing and documenting complex debt transactions for corporations and private equity firms across a wide variety of industries. 

Geoff has demonstrated knowledge in leading leveraged finance transactions, including acquisition financings, leveraged buyouts and refinancings.  

He has lead deals for a variety of companies across many different industries, including automotive, manufacturing, consumer products, business services, health care, retail and transportation, and ranging in size from middle market to Fortune 100. 

Geoff has experience with a broad spectrum of financial products including pro rata loans, asset-based loans, institutional term loans, high-yield bonds, private placements and risk management tools. 

Geoff received his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and his MBA from Olin Business School at Washington University. He holds FINRA Series 7, 63 and 79 licenses.

How Geoff is building a better working world 

“Companies need liquidity to run their business on a daily basis and capital to grow. With our breadth of experience and market knowledge, we make sure clients are aware of various options available to them in the marketplace and help them analyze the trade-offs between various structures and instruments. Once the appropriate financing plan has been identified, we actively assist them with all aspects of deal execution to help them achieve a flexible, cost-efficient and durable financing structure.”


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Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC (EYCA) is a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA providing sector-specific advice on M&A, debt capital markets, equity capital markets and capital restructuring transactions. It is an affiliate of Ernst & Young LLP serving clients in the US.

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