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Michael L. Milani

Executive Managing Director, Principal
312 729 8034

Michael Milani is executive managing director and a principal with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP and Baker Tilly Capital, LLC. He joined the firm in 2015 with more than 30 years of experience. Mike leads Baker Tilly Capital’s mergers and acquisitions efforts out of Baker Tilly’s Chicago headquarters. Prior to joining Baker Tilly, Mike worked at a large national firm’s corporate finance group as a senior managing director and previously as president. He also has experience as a commercial banking officer.


  • Domestic and cross-border transaction and advisory services including mergers and acquisitions and capital sourcing
  • Completed domestic and cross-border acquisitions for public and private companies
  • Advised on sales of private companies and divestitures of domestic and international non-core business of public companies
  • Sourced, structured, and negotiated recapitalizations, restructurings, leveraged buyouts, and offerings of debt, mezzanine, and equity (public and private) securities
  • Experience serving clients in industries including, but not limited to, agribusiness, food and beverage, healthcare, life sciences, manufacturing and distribution, private equity, and retail


  • National Kidney Foundation of Illinois – Middle Market Open Board Member


J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management (Evanston, Illinois)
Master of Business Administration with concentrations in finance and marketing

University of Notre Dame
Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in finance