Capstone Headwaters Continues to Dominate M&A Awards in 2019

April 11, 2019

Capstone Headwaters receives 3 Bank of the Year Awards and 7 Deal Awards in Q1

Boston, MA – This week The M&A Advisor announced Capstone Headwaters will be receiving the coveted International Investment Banking Firm of the Year award at the 11th Annual International M&A Awards to be held in New York on June 5, 2019. This awards program honors the industry leaders in mergers and acquisitions globally.

Capstone Headwaters has been dominating awards for Investment Bank of the Year for several global mergers and acquisitions organizations in 2019. This is the third firm of the year award and seventh overall this year. A few weeks back, the firm was named 2019 Investment Bank of the Year by The M&A Advisor at their13th Annual Turnaround Awards held on March 28th, which honors the world’s best advisors and deals from the restructuring, bankruptcy, distressed M&A and turnaround communities.

Jacob Voorhees, Head of Global M&A at Capstone Headwaters, commented, “We are honored that our firm and clients’ transaction success has been so widely recognized.  These honors acknowledge our people, all of whom work with incredible passion for our clients and the ongoing development of our firm.  It has been back-to-back record years for us and this is an energized way to continue our momentum into 2019.”

On March 26th, The Global M&A Network named Capstone Headwaters 2019 Boutique M&A Investment Bank of the Year during their 11th Annual Global Markets M&A Atlas Awards, which took place at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York. During this award ceremony, Capstone Headwaters also received Global Industrials Deal of the Year for advising Aeronautics (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange: ARCS), an Israeli-based unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) company for defense and homeland security, on its acquisition of Chassis Plans, an American military computer systems manufacturer.

Tess Oxenstierna, the lead Managing Director on the Aeronautics transaction and member of Capstone Headwaters Aerospace, Defense, Government & Security Team, notes “The rationale underpinning the cross-border transaction was Aeronautics’ strategy of accessing the US market, in particular, the Department of Defense Foreign Military Financing (FMF) program – a $38 billion budget for select US allies.  Thus, securing the US flagship investment supports Aeronautics’ goals of bolstering their UAV offering globally, and allows the company to enter the largest military market.  Added to the deal complexity, our client went through an IPO process during the final months of diligence, so receiving this award is in clear recognition of the deal’s strategic significance and process complexity.”

Additionally, at the March 26th award ceremony, Capstone Headwaters received Mid-Market Cross Border Deal of the Year for their work with client, US-Based Summer Discovery, who was acquired by Singapore-based A-Star Education.

Eric Williams, Head of Capstone Headwaters Healthcare Team and lead Managing Director for the Summer Discovery deal, commented, “Summer Discovery represented A-Star Education’s major entree into the growing precollege enrichment sector.   The combination creates a lynchpin for future success with A-Star’s ability to effectively reach Asian students coupled with Summer Discovery’s well regarded supplemental educational programs at highly sought after and distinguished western universities.  We’re honored to have this transaction receive such a distinguished award.”

Lastly, Capstone Headwaters’ Financial Advisory Services Team will be receiving an award for Ch. 11 Restructuring of the Year  by The Global M&A Network during the 11th Annual Turnaround Atlas Awards on May 20th for their excellent financial advisory work with client, SEGA Biofuels, in their restructuring and acquisition by Archer Forest Products, a division of Fram Renewable Fuel.

ABOUT GLOBAL M&A NETWORK

Global M&A Network is the world’s most prestigious awards singularly honoring outstanding firms, best value-creating deals, top dealmakers and leaders from the corporate, investors, private equity and transactional communities. Winning the awards equates to achieving the “Gold Standard of Performance” standing in the industry and markets, validating excellence since the winners are selected on deal success, firm expertise and leadership. For more information visit https://globalmanetwork.com/

ABOUT M&A ADVISOR

The M&A Advisor was founded in 1998 to offer insights and intelligence on M&A activities. Over the past 21 years we have established the premier global network of M&A, Turnaround, and Finance professionals. Today, we have the privilege of recognizing the achievements of, and facilitating connections between the industry’s top performers throughout the world, while providing them with a comprehensive range of services. To learn more visit www.maadvisor.com

ABOUT CAPSTONE HEADWATERS

Capstone Headwaters is one of the largest and most active independent investment banking firms in the United States.  The firm has a rich 17+ year history of achieving extraordinary results for middle market entrepreneurs, business owners, investors, and creditors.  CSHW offers a fully integrated suite of corporate finance services, including merger & acquisition, debt & equity private placement, corporate restructuring, valuation & fairness opinion, and financial advisory services.  Headquartered in Boston and Denver, Capstone Headwaters has over 160 professionals across 17 offices in the U.S. and an international presence that includes over 450 professionals in 40 countries. With 16 dedicated industry groups, the firm delivers sector-specific expertise through large, cross-functional teams on a global basis. For more information, visit http://capstoneheadwaters.com.

 

For More Information Contact:

Becky Levesque
Director of Marketing
617-619-3318
rlevesque@capstoneheadwaters.com