Founded in 1981, First Analysis is one of the leading private growth-equity investors throughout the State of Illinois. The company offers expertise in investment banking services for outsourced services, information technology and chemistry-enabled businesses. It has invested more than $645 million in small and mid-size companies and has created over $1.5 billion in fund liquidations. First Analysis provides institutional investors with research on more than 100 publicly traded companies in various sectors. It serves a range of government, education, environmental, health care and marketing entities. The company additionally owns and operates First Analysis Securities Investment Banking division and First Analysis Securities Equity Research. First Analysis is a registered broker with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and Securities Investor Protection Corporation. The company is located in Chicago.