115 YEARS OF SERVICE

At Ziegler, we are united by our history and a core belief that our work makes a difference to the clients and communities we serve, and that, together, we can - and do - advance health, wealth and well-being through tailored financial solutions. In total, we provide capital, investments and advice.


As we celebrate Ziegler's 115th anniversary and look back on where we started, our history tells a story through our unwavering commitment to integrity, teamwork and innovation. What we've accomplished and where we are headed is all connected through our history and our investment in the communities we serve.

From the beginning, we have been in business to generate a positive impact on the communities we serve. From financing a hospital, senior living community, school, church, or advising an individual on their financial goals, our work is helping to better the communities we live in.

Below is just a small sample of our history, but it represents the pride and passion that we have in the work we do, and how we distinguish ourselves as Ziegler.

OUR RICH HISTORY

1902   B.C. “Ben” Ziegler started an insurance business in West Bend, Wisconsin, making loans to farmers
1913   First bond issue — Holy Angels Church
1928   First institutional loan — St. Therese’s Hospital
1940s   Bond underwriting expands across Midwest and South
1970s   Ziegler Co., Inc. forms a holding company and becomes a licensed HUD/FHA lender
1990s   Began our #1 ranking within senior living debt underwriting and started offering equity investments1
2000s   Became a full-service brokerage firm and moved our corporate headquarters to Chicago
2006   Began our Merger and Acquisition Advisory business
2010   Ranked #1 underwriter of charter school debt2 and received Award of Excellence by The National Federation of Municipal Analysts for our research
2014   Became a privately held firm
2015  

Top Workplaces in Wisconsin by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Ranked #3 healthcare middle market sales for healthcare corporate M&A transactions under $100M3

2016   Ranked in the Top 25 (16th) for Overall Municipal Underwriter4
Ranked #1 as a senior manager for Healthcare/Senior Living Underwriter by issuance5
Ranked #4 as a senior manager for Healthcare/Senior Living Underwriter by par amount
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M&A Advisor 7th Annual Emerging Leaders Award

 

A rich heritage and a shared culture are the foundations of a successful business. At Ziegler, we have both. We wanted to take this time to thank you, our clients, partners and friends for your unwavering commitment to Ziegler. Without you, none of this is possible.

Your friends at Ziegler.

1Based on full credit given to senior manager of lead-managed underwriting principal volume for senior living transactions completed nationally. Rankings and amounts through Thomson Financial Securities Data as of 1990-2016.
 
2Based on full credit given to senior manager of lead-managed underwriting principal volume for charter school transactions completed nationally. Rankings and amounts through Thomson Financial Securities Data as of 12/31/11.

3Thomson Reuters M&A League Tables, 2015 – Number of Closed Healthcare M&A Transactions in the Middle Market.


4Based on all long-term and short-term issuance (fixed and adjustable rate) for the U.S Municipal Market in U.S. dollars. Rankings and amounts through Bloomberg as of 12/31/16.

5Based on full credit given to senior manager of lead-managed underwriting transactions for healthcare/senior living transactions completed nationally. Rankings and amounts through Thomson Financial Securities Data as of 12/31/16.

6Based on full credit given to senior manager of lead-managed underwriting principal volume for healthcare/senior living transactions completed nationally. Rankings and amounts through Thomson Financial Securities Data as of 12/31/16.

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