May 26, 2021

Capstone Partners Named Investment Banking Firm of the Year at Global M&A Network’s 3rd Annual USA Middle Markets Awards

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After an unprecedented year, Capstone Partners emerges as industry leader with three M&A awards

Boston, MA – Capstone Partners, a leading middle market investment banking firm, is honored to announce receipt of one firm award and two transaction awards at the Global M&A Network’s 3rd Annual USA M&A Atlas Awards, held virtually on May 25 and 26, 2021. The M&A Atlas Awards, the industry’s most prestigious awards, singularly honor best value-creating deals, outstanding firms, illustrious dealmakers, and legendary leaders from middle-market corporate, investor and deal communities from coast to coast.

Awards the firm received include:

  • Investment Bank of the Year, Mid Markets. Todd McMahon, Head of Investment Banking at Capstone, commented, “This is a great honor for the firm and a testament to our team members and clients. 2020 was an incredibly challenging year in so many ways, so to receive this kind of recognition during the pandemic makes this award that more special.”
  • Aero & Defense Deal of the Year having advised Sensor Concepts on it’s sale to Raptor Scientific, a portfolio company of L Squared. Sensor Concepts was founded in 1996 to provide expertise in radar cross-section measurements with emphasis on radar systems, data reduction and analysis, algorithm development and field measurements. It develops highly capable and portable integrated measurement systems, utilizing radar technology, to measure and to help maintain the radar signature of the customer’s assets. David Brinkley, Managing Director at Capstone, commented “It is an honor to accept this acknowledgment on behalf of the extraordinary teams at SCI, at Raptor Scientific, and at L Squared Capital. This transaction marries decades of tenacious technology development with a disruptive business model and deep management. Consequently, it has been great fun to track the combined companies’ progress; these accolades are surely just the beginning for Raptor Scientific.” Ted Polk, Managing Director at Capstone, adds “The acquisition of Sensor Concepts positioned Raptor Scientific to have a disruptive influence on the test and measurement market for the defense community. We are excited to see how this business will evolve over the next few years.”
  • Recapitalization Deal of the Year (smm) having advised BRC Recovery Family of Programs on its recapitalization by Veronis Schuler Steveson and NewSpring Capital. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, BRC provides individualized, gender specific treatments to adults (aged 17+) with substance use disorders such as alcoholism, drug dependence and other addiction disorders. Founded in 2006, the Company offers the full continuum of care from detox and intensive outpatient services to residential treatment to sober living, through its four high- quality clinical programs – BRC Recovery, Spearhead Lodge, Makana Path and Segue Recovery.

Shanta Kumari, CEO and Global Group Editor, Global M&A Network, stated, “We kept the tradition of honoring eminent firms and top performing dealmakers from the lower and middle market transactional communities. While the past year was unpredictable, we were able to honor the winners who exemplify excellence for executing transactions. We appreciate their participation and wish them continued success.”


Global M&A Network is a diversified media company and exclusive publisher of the popular “Top Dealmakers” lists. GM&AN also hosts industry forums and the world’s most prestigious “Atlas Awards” galas, serving the alternative investing, private equity, M&A, restructuring, transactional and business communities world-wide. For more information, visit


Capstone Partners is one of the largest independently owned investment banking firms in the United States. For over 20 years, the firm has been a trusted advisor to leading middle market companies, offering a fully integrated range of expert investment banking and financial advisory services uniquely tailored to help owners, investors, and creditors through each stage of the company’s lifecycle.  Capstone’s services include M&A advisory, debt and equity placement, corporate restructuring, special situations, valuation and fairness opinions and financial advisory services.  Headquartered in Boston, the firm has 175+ professionals across the U.S. and an international presence including over 450 professionals in 43 countries. With 12 dedicated industry groups, Capstone delivers sector-specific expertise through large, cross-functional teams on a global basis.  For more information, visit

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