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David Bench

  • Managing Director
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Biography

David is a Managing Director based out of Orange County, CA.  Prior to Capstone Headwaters, David managed the Western region for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney’s Capital Strategies Group and its predecessor, Citi Capital Strategies.  David has focused on middle market investment banking for 30+ years and has been the lead banker in over 250 M&A transactions involving both domestic and foreign corporate buyers, as well as leveraged recaps with private equity sponsors.  His areas of focus include manufacturing and industrials (products and services) and business services.  His achievements in the investment banking industry have gained him national recognition by the M&A Advisor.

Education

Brigham Young University - MBA & BS - Finance

Registrations & Affiliations

FINRA - Series 24 General Securities Principal

FINRA - Series 7 & 63 Registered General Securities Representative

Industry Coverage

Chemicals have played a critical role throughout the pandemic providing inputs for disinfection and sanitation, protective equipment, and medical supplies and equipment.  However, pandemic-induced manufacturing slowdowns and demand shocks have challenged chemical producers in 2020. While specialty chemicals saw depressed demand across nearly all end markets in Q2 and Q3 2020, Capstone expects end market recovery to fuel demand throughout 2021, driving merger and acquisition (M&A) activity.Read more

The EH&S industry has been instrumental in combating the novel coronavirus.  EH&S operators that provide personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as sanitization products and services have seen an unprecedented uptick in demand as states follow suggested Center of Disease Control (CDC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines to protect workforces and prevent the virus’ spread. Read more

The Packaging industry has displayed resiliency during COVID-19, driven by the accelerated adoption of e-commerce, consumer pantry loading, and demand for healthcare, pharmaceutical, and hygiene packaging solutions. Despite a challenging economic climate, packaging providers have continued to attract demand in defensible end markets while experiencing softness in industrial markets and discretionary goods.Read more