Capstone Headwaters Announced as Winner at 17th Annual M&A Advisor Awards

November 13, 2018

Boston, MA – Capstone Headwaters, a leading international investment banking firm, was recognized as the recipient of 2 industry awards at the 17th Annual M&A Advisor Awards on Tuesday, November 6th at the 2018 M&A Advisor Awards Gala held at the New York Athletic Club, New York, NY.

“Since 2002, we have been honoring the leading M&A transactions, companies and dealmakers. Capstone Headwaters was chosen from over 600 participating companies to receive the award. It gives us great pleasure to recognize Capstone Headwaters and bestow upon them our highest honor for M&A firms and professionals,” said Roger Aguinaldo, Founder, The M&A Advisor. “Capstone Headwaters represents the best of the M&A industry in 2018 and earned these honors by standing out in a group of very impressive candidates.”

The Private Equity Deal of the Year in the $50MM-$100MM category was awarded to the Capstone Headwaters Deal Team for the acquisition of Blueprint Test Preparation Inc. by New Harbor Capital. Blueprint, the premier LSAT test preparation provider in the US was acquired by New Harbor Capital in a deal led by Jacob Voorhees, Co-Head of Investment Banking and founding member at Capstone Headwaters.

“The state of the art LMS, data analytics, adaptive learning engine and technological and creative prowess of the Blueprint Test Preparation is unmatched,” said Voorhees. “Our deep knowledge and expertise in this industry allowed for us to find the perfect Private Equity partner for Blueprint. With the help of New Harbor, the Company is a disruptive force that will be putting the industry titans on notice.  We’re honored to have our hard work recognized by The M&A Advisor with the receipt of this award.”

The Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year in the $25MM-$50MM category was awarded to the Capstone Headwaters Deal Team for the acquisition by Aeronautics Ltd. (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange: ARCS) of Chassis Plans of San Diego, California.  Aeronautics, an Israeli-based provider of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for defense, homeland security and civil applications, acquired Chassis Plans, an American military computer systems manufacturer in a deal led by Capstone Headwaters Managing Director, Tess Oxenstierna, who has 30 years’ experience the Aerospace & Defense industry and is a Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

“We are delighted to help our client, Aeronautics, secure their US flagship investment, which supports their twin goals of bolstering their UAV offering globally and allows the company to enter the US defense market, supporting defense tier one contractors and US Combatant Commands,” said Oxenstierna.

The Gala is the premier celebration of the year for the industry’s leading M&A Dealmakers and was held in conjunction with the 2018 M&A Advisor Summit “The Future of Finance” that featured over 500 of the industry’s leading M&A professionals participating in exclusive interactive forums led by over 35 M&A, media, academic, and industry stalwarts. To view a list of the 17th Annual M&A Advisor Award winners please CLICK HERE.


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