Feb 14, 2023

Capstone Partners’ Merger with Huntington National Bank Named “Middle Market M&A Deal of the Year”

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Firm also wins “Growth Equity Deal of the Year”

Boston, MA – Capstone Partners, a leading middle market investment banking firm, is proud to announce its recognition at the Global M&A Network’s 14th Annual Americas M&A Atlas Awards, held in New York, NY on January 19, 2023. Capstone earned recognition for its own merger with Huntington National Bank as well as its growth equity capital work with Genesee Scientific.

Global M&A Network recognized the achievements of successful dealmakers, outstanding firms, and the best growth-delivering transactions.

Capstone earned recognition through the following awards:

“Huntington is the perfect partner for Capstone, with complementary cultures focused on people and the community. Our combined capabilities enhance Capstone’s full suite of products and services to private business owners and financial sponsors. We believe this combination puts us in a strong position to pursue continued market acceleration and deliver a superior experience for our clients, employees, and partners,” said John Ferrara, Founder of Capstone Partners.

Genesee Scientific, founded in 1995, is a premier distributor of high-quality life science laboratory products. The partnership enabled Genesee’s continued growth through investment in its leading product portfolio, scaling of its national footprint, and continued excellence in serving its laboratory customers.

The transaction was led by COO Paul Janson and Director Pete Bailey.


Global M&A Network is a diversified news, information media, and forums company, as well as the host of various prestigious awards ceremonies honoring top talent in the M&A space. The Network produces high-quality “Intelligence Forums” and the world’s most prestigious M&A, Turnaround, and female leadership “Atlas Awards.” For more information, visit www.globalmanetwork.com.


For over 20 years, the firm has been a trusted advisor to leading middle market companies, offering a fully integrated range of 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. With 12 dedicated industry groups, Capstone delivers sector-specific expertise through large, cross-functional teams. Capstone is a subsidiary of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ: HBAN). For more information, visit www.capstonepartners.com.

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