Kurt Estes


Kurt Estes is the partner responsible for leading M&A activities for Sikich and supporting the execution of acquisitions throughout the year. He is also a senior member of the firm’s investment banking practice, where he provides leadership to the teams that facilitate client M&A activity.

Kurt has over 25 years of transaction experience that includes advising on sales and acquisitions and investing in or creating innovative technologies businesses. Prior to joining Sikich, he held senior level positions in corporate strategy, venture capital, technology licensing and corporate innovation. He has conducted and managed dozens of transactions covering all stages of a company’s life, from helping to acquire seed investments to facilitating liquidity events. Kurt has negotiated a wide variety of deals, including asset buyouts, recapitalizations, spin-outs, strategic partnerships, licensing agreements and various debt structures.

Kurt has a scientific background and holds two engineering degrees, has published work in international scientific journals, and holds over 10 patents.

He is registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as a Series 24 General Securities Principal, a Series 7 General Securities Representative, a Series 79 Investment Banking Representative, and a Series 63 Uniform Securities Agent.


  • M.B.A., Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University

Securities offered through Sikich Corporate Finance LLC, member FINRA/SIPC.