Capstone Named “Mid-Market Firm of the Year” by Global M&A Network

March 19, 2020

Boston, MA - Capstone Headwaters is proud to announce the receipt of four major awards at the Global M&A Network's Middle Market M&A Awards ceremony held on March 5, 2020 in Washington D.C.  Capstone was honored with one firm of the year award, two transaction awards, and one leadership award, including:

  • Investment Bank of the Year, Mid-Market
    • Recognition for notable, value-creating investments and exit transactions closed, team, sector expertise and leadership

  • M&A Leadership Award, John Ferrara, Founder and CEO
    • Recognition for industry executive leadership and transaction acumen
    • Recipient: John Ferrara, Founder & CEO

 “It’s an honor to be recognized as Investment Banking Firm of the Year,” commented John Ferrara, Founder & CEO of Capstone.  “I have to commend the Global M&A Network for hosting a great event during market turmoil and travel restrictions. It was a refreshing break for all of us,” added Ferrara.  “My favorite awards are the ones our clients and people win but receiving a firmwide award is special.  It is a testament to the quality of our people and the results they work so hard for on behalf of our clients. “

Shanta Kumari, CEO and Global Group Editor, Global M&A Network, stated, “We are delighted to honor leading firms, dealmakers and deals during these uncertain times as a result of COVID-19. The winners exemplify vision, tenacity and excellence for executing transactions from the vibrant middle market industries. We wish all the winners continued success.”



One of the world’s most prestigious awards, the Global M&A Network’s M&A Atlas Awards exclusively honors excellence in the categories of deals, teams, and firms. Winners are officially honored at the gala celebrations - a gathering of top professionals and leaders from the industry.



Capstone Headwaters is one of the largest independent investment banking firms in the United States with a rich 18+ 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, ESOP advisory, 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 including 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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