E.L.K. Capital Advisors .

Founded in 2005 by Randall Winters, E.L.K. Capital Advisors, LLC is a Chicago area registered broker-dealer specializing in capital raising and advisory services in the private equity, venture capital and real estate markets.

E.L.K.'s success is driven by its reputation and integrity, unique set of investor and client relationships, and deep hands-on experience. E.L.K. delivers targeted capital raising and advisory assistance with a "boutique" feel to executives and alternative investment managers seeking a powerful — yet flexible — execution model.

Through its long-standing interconnections in the private equity, venture capital and real estate industries, thousands of investor relationships often stretching over 15-20 years, coupled with extensive transactional experiences, E.L.K. provides highly effective and senior level execution with respect to capital raising and advisory assignments. The vast majority of our clients are relationships cultivated over many years where we have been engaged in serial transactions, where we are typically highly embedded pre- and post- transaction. We are often investors in our clients as we prefer to “Eat our Own Cooking”.

Capital Raising

  • Private Company Equity and Debt Capital Raising
  • Private Fund Placement ($100-300MM sweet spot)
  • Real Estate Equity and Debt Placement
  • Joint Venture Partnerships


  • Targeted Corporate Sell-Side Engagements
  • Structured Proprietary Buy-Side Transactions
  • Capital Structure and Strategic Positioning
  • Portfolio Rationalization

1. E.L.K. is a member of FINRA and SIPC and is a broker-dealer registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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