Investment Advisory Group - Bridging Independent Advice and Strategic Guidance to Select Companies

Access to Capital

Investment Advisory Group and its affiliate companies provide a broad array of access to capital strategies with innovative solutions across market capitalizations and industry. With an emphasis on healthcare, we understand the unique needs of senior living organizations. We work with Stern Brothers, International Capital Advisors and our broker dealer, Houlihan Capital, to access private equity, banks, and high net worth individuals for funding.

Houlihan Capital

Houlihan Capital is a leading strategic financial advisory and investment banking firm. Their team of highly credentialed professionals leverage decades of operational experience and vast networks to deliver superior results and service. They pride themselves on being thought leaders in an ever-changing landscape, with their message remaining strong and consistent:

Houlihan Capital places a high value on the enduring nature of their client relationships, the quality of their services, and the continuity and integrity of its people. Houlihan Capital is based in Chicago, with offices in New York and Los Angeles.

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Placements
  • Capital Raising; Securitizations and Structured Credit
  • Secondary Market Advisory

Drawing upon transactional and financing experience, sound industry knowledge, and an expansive network of active players and capital sources, their seasoned bankers have successfully completed hundreds of transactions within the industries they serve. The investment banking team provides capital raising services for a wide range of clients and financial sponsors that builds upon years of executing both innovative and traditional financing structures.

Houlihan Capital LLC is a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA and SIPC.

International Capital Advisors

Blake Lacher is responsible for the overall management, operation and performance of ICA. He has over 25 years experience in international and cross-border finance, asset finance, energy project finance and investment, leasing and other capital markets products. Prior to co-founding ICA in 2009, Mr. Lacher was a Managing Director at the Royal Bank of Scotland and ABN AMRO Bank N.V. where he headed several structured finance teams in the United States, Europe and Latin America. At ABN AMRO, Mr. Lacher initiated and developed the strategic framework, processes and procedures for the Bank's U.S. renewable energy tax equity investments and oversaw the build-out of a successful, diversified investment portfolio representing more than $600 million in assets. Mr. Lacher has been involved in successfully completing more than $13 billion in funding.