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David Bench

  • Managing Director
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Biography

David is a Managing Director based out of Orange County, CA.  Prior to Capstone Headwaters, David managed the Western region for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney’s Capital Strategies Group and its predecessor, Citi Capital Strategies.  David has focused on middle market investment banking for 30+ years and has been the lead banker in over 250 M&A transactions involving both domestic and foreign corporate buyers, as well as leveraged recaps with private equity sponsors.  His areas of focus include manufacturing and industrials (products and services) and business services.  His achievements in the investment banking industry have gained him national recognition by the M&A Advisor.

Education

Brigham Young University - MBA & BS - Finance

Registrations & Affiliations

FINRA - Series 24 General Securities Principal

FINRA - Series 7 & 63 Registered General Securities Representative

Industry Coverage

Surging domestic feedstock supply and greater demand for specialty chemical processes have driven heightened valuations and consolidation activity in the Chemicals industry.Read more

Demand for packaging products and solutions has continued to be supported by steady consumer e-commerce spending, increasing product personalization, and demand for value-added packaging services. Operators in the space have remained acquisitive to expand product lines, geographies, and customer bases while also exploiting cost synergies. Read more

Despite softening manufacturing activity evidenced by an end to the ISM Purchasing Managers’ Index 35-month expansion; the MRO industry has proven resilient to the subsequent downward pressures on production, presenting defensible investment opportunities.Read more