Capstone's Consumer Investment Banking Group is the #1 advisor to privately-owned, consumer businesses seeking to fund growth and achieve liquidity.


At A Glance

Capstone Partners’ Consumer Investment Banking group provides M&A, capital formation, and financial advisory services to the owners of middle market businesses in the consumer industry. Capstone is the bank of choice for fast-growing entrepreneurs driving changes in the marketplace.  The majority of transactions completed by our Consumer team are for privately-owned businesses accessing long-term investors for the first time.   Our team knows strategic buyers drive the highest valuations and we are razor-focused on getting to know each of their sweet spots in M&A.  Using that proprietary data, we will work closely with you to prep your company and put you in the ideal position for the best possible outcome.

Areas of Focus

Apparel, Footwear & Accessories

  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • Jewelry
  • Accessories
  • Soft Goods Retailing

Beauty & Wellness

  • Beauty Products
  • Personal Care
  • Health & Wellness Products
  • Grooming
  • Private Label
  • Personal Hygiene
  • OTC Products

Consumer Enthusiast

  • Outdoor & Leisure
  • Hunting & Fishing
  • Motorized Sports
  • Sports & Fitness
  • Tactical Products

E-Commerce & Retail

  • E-Commerce
  • Direct to Consumer (DTC)
  • On-line Retailers
  • Amazon
  • Franchises
  • Hard Goods Retailing
  • Restaurants

Food & Beverage

  • Beverages
  • Frozen/Refrigerated
  • Baked/Shelf Stable
  • F&B Distribution
  • Cannabis and Tobacco
  • Food & Ag Inputs
  • Natural/Organic/Diets
  • Food Technology
  • Vitamins/Supplements
  • Pet Food & Animal Care

Household Products

  • Bed & Bath
  • DIY Products
  • Furniture
  • Giftware & Home Décor
  • Household Products
  • Juvenile Products & Toys
  • Lawn & Garden
  • Kitchen Appliances

Vehicle Aftermarket

  • Retailers & Dealerships
  • Automotive Performance & Accessories
  • Aftermarket Service Providers & Distributors
  • Powersports/Off-Road
  • Heavy Duty Truck/Trailer
  • Connected Car/Technology Providers

Consumer Services

  • Real Estate Services
  • House and Garden Professional Services
  • Marketing Services


Recent Consumer Transactions

Senior Team Leaders

What our clients are saying about us:

The Capstone team leveraged their sector expertise and deep industry relationships to achieve a tremendous outcome for Sun Devil Auto, despite unprecedented market uncertainty during the COVID pandemic. Through a very customized process, they did a terrific job in driving value and striving for an optimal outcome for shareholders as well as our employees.

Tom Higginbotham CEO Sun Devil Auto

The Capstone team was great to work with; responsive, communicated well and delivered excellent results. I always felt I was getting the straight story which enhanced the trust factor between us. We were pushed to project a stretch budget early in the process which was great advice as we achieved it and got a higher valuation.

Chuck Dorsey CEO, Halo Innovations

The Capstone team was always there for us... It was a complex transaction involving three countries and different business cultures. In tough times, the Capstone team was always poised and looking forward to delivering solutions...Capstone achieved a significant premium for our company and I highly recommend the firm. They were real partners for our team.

Rammy Ringel Board Member, Tiny Love

Learn More

To learn more about the services we offer to middle market consumer brands, reach out to Ken Wasik, Head of Consumer Investment Banking.