Nov 30, 2022

Capstone Partners Named “Middle Market Investment Bank of the Year” at 21st Annual M&A Advisor Awards

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Win Marks Third ‘Investment Bank of the Year’ Accolade for Capstone this Year

Boston, MA – Capstone Partners, a leading middle market investment banking firm, is honored to share that it was named “Middle Market Investment Banking Firm of the Year” by The M&A Advisor at their 21st Annual M&A Awards in New York, NY on November 15, 2022. This marks Capstone’s third esteemed “Investment Bank of the Year” award earned this year.

The firm accepted the “Middle Market Investment Bank of the Year” award from M&A Today in April and the “Mid-Market Investment Banking Firm of the Year” award from Global M&A Network in May. The firm also received several transaction awards at the M&A Advisor’s 21st International M&A Awards earlier this year, recognizing superior cross-border deals.

These distinguished accolades coincide with a historic year for Capstone and set the tone for the extensive expansion strategy currently underway. In early 2022, the firm set on a course to supercharge growth efforts through its previously announced partnership with Huntington Bancshares Incorporated. The partnership with Huntington will allow Capstone to continue to add depth in current geographies and sectors, as well as make aggressive moves to grow the size of the firm while maintaining autonomy.

In addition to accelerating growth plans, the firm is bolstering its position as a full-service corporate and investment bank serving the core middle market, delivering both strategic and industry expertise. Shortly after the transaction with Huntington, Capstone appointed several leadership positions across the firm to support these growth initiatives and looks forward to announcing the next advancement in its strategy.

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Capstone colleagues (from left to right; Chris Cardinale, VP, Brendan Burke, Head of Sponsor Coverage, Ryan Stadelmann, VP of Business Development, Hilary Morrison, VP, James Chamberlain, VP) at The M&A Advisor’s Future in Dealmaking Summit, New York Athletic Club, NY, November 15, 2022

The most recent “Middle Market Investment Banking Firm of the Year” award was presented to Capstone during The M&A Advisor’s Future of Dealmaking Summit, which also featured the 13th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards in which four Capstone professionals were also recognized.

M&A Advisor Founder, Roger Aguinaldo, added, “From lower middle market to multi-billion dollar deals, we are recognizing the leading transactions, firms and individuals that represent the highest levels of achievement.”


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


The M&A Advisor was founded to offer insights and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions, establishing the industry’s leading media outlet in 1998. Today, the firm is recognized as the world’s premier leadership organization for mergers & acquisition, restructuring and corporate finance professionals, delivering a range of integrated services from offices in New York and London. For more information, visit

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