Mike Schumacher

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Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Mike Schumacher joined Capstone Headwaters in January 2017 from a private merchant bank that he co-founded in 2014, where he served as Head of Advisory Services.

Over the course of Mr. Schumacher’s 20-year investment banking career, he has advised, evaluated and worked with companies and financial sponsors across various industries and sizes. Mr. Schumacher has completed transactions totaling over $10 billion in value, including debt, equity and strategic advisory transactions. 

Mr. Schumacher has covered the Light Industrials space for 10 years at middle market investment banks.  Previously, Mr. Schumacher was with Morgan Stanley, where he served as a Vice President focusing on Heavy Industrials in North America as well as Asia. Mr. Schumacher started his career with Bear, Stearns in equity research and debt capital markets in New York and Hong Kong.


University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School - MBA - Finance

University of Pennsylvania, The Lauder Institute - MA - International Affairs

University of Chicago - BA - Economics

Registrations & Affiliations

FINRA - Series 79 Registered Investment Banking Representative

Advisory Board Member, SABRE Equipment Corp.

Prior Firm Deal Experience:

  • Exclusive financial advisor to Caligor on its sale to Diversis Capital

  • Exclusive financial advisor to General Tools & Instruments on its sale to High Road Capital Partners

  • Exclusive financial advisor to C&D Technologies on its sale to Angelo Gordon

  • Exclusive financial advisor to Macquarie Capital on its acquisition of Dynacast

  • Exclusive financial advisor to Silver Lake on its acquisition of IPC

  • Raised more than $3.75Bn in acquisition financing for Bain Capital, Carlyle, JLL, Apollo, among others

Industry Coverage

After a three month decline that brought U.S. manufacturing activity to its lowest level since the Global Financial Crisis, the industry showed signs of slight recovery in May and June.  Our Industrials & Manufacturing (I&M) Team has spoken to leading industry players and private equity firms across the industry to discuss how COVID-19 has impacted their business model and merger and acquisition (M&A) appetite.  While activity has slowed, and many companies have opted to delay a sale, select M&A transactions are still underway.Read more

The latest issue of our Industrial Rental Equipment Industry Report, highlighting trends in M&A, financing, IPOs and capital markets for private and public companies in the Industrial Rental...Read more

The latest issue of our Packaging Products Industry Report, highlighting trends in M&A, financing, IPOs and capital markets for private and public companies in the Packaging Products sector,...Read more