Capstone Headwaters receives four prestigious awards at 11th Annual Americas M&A Atlas Awards Gala

November 13, 2019

Chris Ferarra, Capstone HeadwatersBoston, MA - Capstone Headwaters, a leading international investment banking firm, was recently recognized as the recipient of four awards at the 11th Annual Americas M&A Atlas Awards which took place at the Metropolitan Club of New York in New York City on the 24th of October 2019. 

Capstone Headwaters was honored with three transaction-specific awards:  

Olivia Moran, Capstone HeadwatersAdditionally, Shaun Kalnasy, Managing Director in the Consumer & Retail group, was named America’s Rising Star Dealmaker, an award that recognizes brilliant young dealmakers from the private equity, investors and M&A communities for their notable achievements, dedication, and talents for closing value-creating transactions. 

John Ferrara, Capstone Headwaters’ Founder and CEO, commented, “We are honored that our firm 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 2020.” 

 “We are delighted to honor eminent firms and top-performing dealmakers from the North and South Americas. Winners exemplify vision, tenacity and excellence for executing transactions. We wish all the winners continued success.” Shanta Kumari, CEO and Global Group Editor, Global M&A Network. 

About the M&A Atlas Awards 
One of the world’s most prestigious awards, the independently governed Americas awards singularly honors best value-creating deals, outstanding firms, top dealmakers and legendary leaders from the North and South Americas corporate, alternative investor and transactional communities for successfully closing deals. For more information visit:

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 170 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


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