Rachel Corn Kluge

Managing Director
(312) 494-9803

Rachel has more than 25 years of experience advising private and publicly held companies in the consumer products and retail sectors.  For the past 20 years Rachel has focused on assisting clients in mergers and acquisitions and private and public equity capital raises.  She heads up the firm’s Food, Beverage and Agribusiness investment banking practice.  Prior to joining City Capital, Rachel was a Partner in the Corporate Finance Department at William Blair & Company specializing in Consumer Products and Retail investment banking.  Representative investment banking clients Rachel has advised include Gehl Foods, Sunrise Growers~Frozsun Foods, New Carbon (Golden Malted), The J.M. Smucker Company, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, The Alberto Culver Company, John B. Sanfilippo, Malt-O-Meal, Jarden Corp, Recycled Paper Greetings, Prestige Brands, Dick's Sporting Goods and Lifetime Fitness. Prior to her time with William Blair, Rachel worked as a CPA for Arthur Andersen in Chicago serving multi-billion public clients including Sara Lee Corporation, Walgreens and Montgomery Ward/GE Capital. Rachel has served the boards of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Trust.

Managing Director, City Capital Advisors, LLC 2009


William Blair & Company
Arthur Andersen


  • The M&A Advisor: Woman Dealmaker of the Year (2009)
  • M&A Atlas Award: Consumer Goods and Services Deal of the Year (2008) for Wrigley Company’s acquisition by Mars, Incorporated and Berkshire Hathaway
  • William Blair & Company nominee to Investment Dealers’ Digest listing of “Forty under Forty”
  • Investment Dealers’ Digest’s Overall and M&A Deal of the Year (2002) for Smucker’s tax-free merger of P&G’s Jif and Crisco brands into Smucker through a Reverse Morris Trust Structure
  • Certified Public Accountant


University of Illinois (Urbana)
MBA, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University