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Top 10 US Middle-Market US Firm, ACT Capital Advisors, Opens Chicago Office

ACT Capital Advisors, a nationwide mergers & acquisitions firm, is pleased to announce its new office opening in Chicago, Illinois. 

Managing Director Belinda Ephraim manages the new Chicago, Illinois office, where she is responsible for transaction origination, advisory, and execution. Ms. Ephraim has more than 17 years of experience in the finance industry, specializing in investment banking, infrastructure finance, and revenue management. She successfully underwrote, originated, advised, and closed thirty transactions throughout her career, involving firms valued from $10M to $159B.

As an entrepreneur who has founded and sold several businesses of her own, Ephraim offers a unique perspective to ACT clients seeking mergers and acquisitions advisory and sell-side services. Most recently, she founded a digital health, personal care products, and wellness e-commerce venture. Ephraim will also utilize her M&A advisory background to offer business development support to private equity firms.

“We’ve wanted to open an office in Chicago for quite some time; however, finding the right partner is invaluable,” said ACT Capital Advisors’ CEO, Robert Hild. “We’ve found that partner in Belinda. Her background and connections will serve our customers well. We are excited to add Belinda to our team at ACT.”

Since 1986, ACT Capital Advisors has had over 200 transactions in the US and Canada. ACT primarily serves the lower to middle market in sell-side and buy-side mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Clients have benefited from ACT’s proven Auction Process resulting in an industry-leading 89.7% closing rate. Additionally, 80.25% of ACT clients sell for an average 21% premium over enterprise value.

About ACT Capital Advisors
ACT Capital Advisors is a premier mergers & acquisitions firm representing middle-market companies across all industries. ACT has a 30-year history of deal-making, closing 250+ transactions, and unlocking over $1.5 billion in wealth for its clients. ACT Capital Advisors Ranks 9th overall on Axial’s List of Top 25 Lower Middle Market Investment Banks out of 930 investment banks. For more information, visit

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