Boston, MA, January 13, 2021 – Capstone Headwaters (“Capstone”), a leading middle market investment banking firm, announced it has completed the acquisition of Amherst Consulting LLC (“Amherst”) as part of a continued plan to grow the company’s Financial Advisory Services (“FAS”) group.
The announcement marks the latest development in a multiphase strategy Capstone unveiled this past December with the addition of several new FAS professionals based in various locations, including Denver and Canada. The newly acquired Amherst team will be led by Sheldon Stone and Scott Eisenberg who are joining Capstone’s FAS Group as Managing Directors and will continue to be based in Michigan.
“We are extremely pleased to have Sheldon, Scott, and the rest of the Amherst team join our Financial Advisory Services Group,” noted Capstone’s group head Brian Davies. “Their practice has more than 25 years of success serving clients, both in the Midwest, a region where our firm is experiencing significant growth, as well as nationally. We are adding new depth and gaining an established presence in key markets for our practice.”
“We are very excited to join the Capstone team,” said Amherst Co-Founder Scott Eisenberg. “We have known them for a long time through our involvement with our global IMAP partnership and believe their platform will position us to continue to grow and expand our practice and move up market.”
“When we decided to look for a partner to help us expand our presence and capabilities, we were immediately impressed with the opportunity to join the FAS Group at Capstone,” added Sheldon Stone. “Not only do they hold the highest reputation for professional excellence, but their firm culture and approach to client service feel very familiar to us and we are looking forward to seeing what we can do together.”
Capstone’s Financial Advisory Services Group provides expert corporate financial consulting services. The group is comprised of C-level operators and financial engineers with capabilities across corporate turnarounds, restructurings, operational reengineering, valuations, due diligence and specialty M&A, among other disciplines. The Financial Advisory Services group serves both private and public companies, PE sponsors, management teams and commercial lenders by delivering immediate leadership and financial & operational acumen.
Amherst Consulting was the Restructuring Advisory division of Birmingham, Michigan-based Amherst Partners LLC.
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