Boston, MA - Capstone Headwaters (“Capstone”), a leading middle market investment banking firm, is pleased to announce the continued growth of the firm’s Consumer & Retail Group (“CRG”) with the addition of Managing Director Brian Boyle. He joins the Consumer & Retail Group as the most recent move in the firm’s growth strategy, which included the recent hiring of Managing Director and Group Head, Ken Wasik. Specifically, Brian Boyle will bring a heightened focus in the Food & Beverage sector where the firm is experiencing an increase in activity.
“Brian is a great addition to the group,” said Ken Wasik, adding “He brings a wealth of knowledge and deep relationships throughout the Food Processing and Food Distribution sectors. We look forward to Brian’s leadership in one of our core focus areas.”
Boyle, who will be based out of Capstone’s Chicago office, brings over 30 years of M&A and capital markets experience to the CRG. He will be exclusively focused on advising food, beverage and agribusiness companies; sectors in which he has extensive cross border transaction experience.
”I chose to join Capstone Headwaters because of the firm’s vibrant history, strong brand and growing capabilities to serve as a trusted advisor to family and entrepreneurial owned companies,” said Brian Boyle. “From my first conversation, I was struck by the quality of the people and the culture. I knew that this would be a great fit and I am thrilled to join the team.”
Boyle joins Capstone from Raymond James, where he was Head of the Food, Beverage & Agribusiness team within their Consumer Investment Banking Group. Prior to Raymond James, Boyle was Co-Head of the Consumer Investment Banking Group at PwC Corporate Finance, where he also focused on advising food and agribusiness clients. Prior to PwC Corporate Finance, he was Head of Food & Beverage Investment Banking at D.A Davidson, which had acquired RSM’s Investment Banking Group where he had spent 12 years leading their Food & Beverage team.
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