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Doug Usifer

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Dr. Doug Usifer joined Capstone Headwaters from Atlas Advisors where he focused on the firm’s Industrials practice. He has over 30 years of experience in investment banking and industrial sectors including chemicals, plastics, waste and scrap metal.

Prior to Atlas, Doug worked at National Starch as Business Director, Food Emulsions, and Encapsulation, where he was General Manager of a $40MM global specialty food ingredients business. He also worked on M&A transactions including National Starch's acquisition of Penford's resistant starch business. 

Prior to National Starch, Doug worked at Engelhard Corporation in several capacities, including Business Development Manager, Corporate New Ventures; Marketing Manager, Special Effect Pigments; Manager, Technology and Market Development, Performance Additives/Specialty Minerals. While at Engelhard, he worked on M&A transactions including the acquisition of Mearl Corp, a US producer of pearlescent pigments and iridescent films. He previously worked at Cambrex Corporation (pharmaceutical fine chemicals) and Hoechst Celanese (electronic products and plastics). 


Rutgers University - MBA - Finance

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - MS, PhD - Organic Chemistry

Saint Michael's College - BA - Chemistry

Registrations & Affiliations

FINRA - Series 63 Registered Uniform Securities Agent

FINRA - Series 79 Registered Investment Banking Representative

Industry Coverage

Though tempered relative to that of the previous two years, merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the Chemicals industry remained healthy during 2018. With 182 transactions announced or...Read more