Ziegler Hires Christopher Utz to Lead Senior Living Lending Team

NEW YORK CITY — Ziegler, a Chicago-based specialty investment bank, has hired Christopher Utz as a director to its corporate finance team specializing in proprietary senior living. 

Utz will be based in Ziegler’s New York City office, focusing on complex structured senior housing transactions, including debt and equity transactions, financial advisory, mergers and acquisitions.

Over the course of his career, Utz has completed more than 30 corporate finance and private equity transactions totaling over $3 billion in aggregate deal value. Prior to joining Ziegler, he was a managing director at Pinta Capital Partners where he was responsible for transaction sourcing, deal execution and the monitoring of portfolio companies. Specifically, he managed the firm’s seniors housing investment portfolio with over 1,400 beds in the Northeast.

In addition, Utz has held corporate finance and banking positions with CIT, Greystone, Fifth Street Finance Corp.’s Healthcare Finance Group (HFG), BNY Mellon and Merrill Lynch.