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Doug Usifer

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Biography

Dr. Doug Usifer joined Capstone Headwaters from Atlas Advisors where he focused on the firm’s Industrials practice. He has over 30 years of experience in investment banking and industrial sectors including chemicals, plastics, waste and scrap metal.

Prior to Atlas, Doug worked at National Starch as Business Director, Food Emulsions, and Encapsulation, where he was General Manager of a $40MM global specialty food ingredients business. He also worked on M&A transactions including National Starch's acquisition of Penford's resistant starch business. 

Prior to National Starch, Doug worked at Engelhard Corporation in several capacities, including Business Development Manager, Corporate New Ventures; Marketing Manager, Special Effect Pigments; Manager, Technology and Market Development, Performance Additives/Specialty Minerals. While at Engelhard, he worked on M&A transactions including the acquisition of Mearl Corp, a US producer of pearlescent pigments and iridescent films. He previously worked at Cambrex Corporation (pharmaceutical fine chemicals) and Hoechst Celanese (electronic products and plastics). 

Education

Rutgers University - MBA - Finance

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - MS, PhD - Organic Chemistry

Saint Michael's College - BA - Chemistry

Registrations & Affiliations

FINRA - Series 63 Registered Uniform Securities Agent

FINRA - Series 79 Registered Investment Banking Representative

Industry Coverage

Weakened downstream chemicals demand among Automotive, Construction, and General Industrial markets were partially offset by steady demand for synthetic materials for non-wovens in personal protective equipment, disinfectants, pharmaceuticals, and food and beverage ingredients. Global merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the industry fell 3.6% year-over-year (YOY) through July, with a notable slowdown in May. However, several notable deals in June and July indicate buyers are returning to the table, albeit with tightened criteria and valuation expectations.Read more

The novel coronavirus pandemic as well as downward pressures on oil prices have rippled through the global economy.  While the effect on demand is yet to be entirely realized, the pervasive impacts have disrupted chemicals supply chains, altered production capacities, and reduced raw material input costs.Read more

Waste & recycling companies continue to operate during the lockdown as essential businesses, retaining their operational capacity for traditional and medical waste collection services. While many recycling programs are halted and commercial waste volumes have declined, operators that serve Residential and Medical Waste markets are poised to weather the storm without any significant disruptions to cash flows.Read more