Partner with Capstone at WEFTEC

Join Capstone Partners at WEFTEC, the premiere water quality event.

Capstone can help navigate the short- and long-term opportunities and challenges facing your business. We offer unparalleled strategic advice and transaction execution through a deep understanding of your goals, your business, and the markets. Meet with the Industrials investment banking team during WEFTEC to connect, learn, and elevate your business.

Event Details:

  • Event Dates:  September 30th – October 4th, 2023
  • Event Location:  McCormick Place | Chicago, IL
  • Event Website:


Why Meet With Capstone Partners at WEFTEC?

  • Capstone Partners’ Industrials Investment Banking Team provides M&A, capital formation, and financial advisory services to the owners of middle market businesses.
  • From potential exit transactions to equity raises, debt raises, and turnaround services, our specialized team provides expertise in all verticals of the Flow Control and Water Technology Sectors.
  • Partnering with Capstone’s Industrials team means gaining access to industry experts who understand the unique value propositions, valuation trends, and timeline considerations of the water technology market. No matter what stage of growth you are in, our team will analyze a full range of strategic options to help you achieve your long-term goals and advance your vision.


Common Questions Regarding WEFTEC

What is WEFTEC and who would benefit from attending?

WEFTEC attracts a wide cross-section of the global water sector each year, giving you the opportunity to exchange ideas, knowledge, and experiences that will broaden your perspectives and deepen your understanding of the sector.

The WEFTEC Exhibition showcases the most comprehensive array of the latest products, services, and technologies from more than 800 industry-leading providers. Meet water sector experts and suppliers, connect with water sector colleagues, and join the important conversations to help drive the future of water quality.

Learn more about WEFTEC here and schedule a time to connect with Capstone at the event for an unrivaled opportunity to innovate, collaborate, and elevate your business at the most dynamic event of its kind.

Which Capstone Investment Bankers will be attending WEFTEC?

Capstone Managing Director Ted Polk and Director Wolfgang Zahner will both be attending WEFTEC to connect with business owners, discuss industry trends, and provide insights on the current M&A landscape.

Ted Polk is a Co-Head of Capstone’s Industrials Group. He has over 25 years of experience working with businesses across a variety of industries and has focused interest working with businesses providing tech-enabled products and services to industrial, government-related, and other markets.

Wolfgang specializes in Engineered Products with a focus on Flow Control and Value-Added Distribution. He brings a diverse background of leadership and industry experience in manufacturing, supply chain, finance, and military operations to his team. At Capstone, his M&A experiences include a variety of industries including Flow Control, Manufacturing, Renewable Energy, and Industrial Operations.

Ted Polk headshot

Schedule a time to connect with Ted at the show to learn more about the current trends in Industrials M&A and gain insights into the buyer landscape.

Schedule a time to connect with Wolf at the show to learn more about the current trends in Flow Control M&A and gain insights into the buyer landscape.

How can Water Technology Business Owners benefit from partnering with Capstone?

Capstone’s Industrials Investment Banking team is an industry thought leader in water technology M&A, helping clients maximize value through strategic insights and access to buyers.

By tracking consolidation activity across sector verticals, we stay up to date on the most targeted areas for investment and forward-thinking acquirers. As a result, we receive regular inquiries from firms seeking entry into the expansive water technology space.

Our deep expertise and ongoing engagement within the industry provide key insights into trends, buyer preferences, and value drivers that reinforce client negotiating positions. We are also active in the market with multiple mandates that keep us informed on the current deal environment.

Leveraging this market intelligence, we maintain strong relationships with strategic acquirers and institutional investors seeking to capitalize on growth in the Water Technology sector. Our full-service M&A approach aims to deliver the optimal outcome for clients. We address the full lifecycle of the business, leading to a comprehensive transaction process to achieve maximization of value in an exit transaction. A sampling of recently closed deals is available below.

In addition, Capstone has developed a full suite of corporate finance solutions, including M&A advisory, debt advisory, financial advisory, and equity capital financing to help privately owned businesses through each stage of the company’s lifecycle, ranging from growth to an exit transaction.

Sector Coverage

  • Water Technology & Solutions
    • Water Infrastructure
    • Flow Control
    • Treatment & Filtration Technologies
    • Meters, Sensors & Instruments
    • Digital Water Software & Solutions
    • Asset Inspection, Maintenance & Repair Technologies
    • Operations & Maintenance Services
    • Fluid handling & Transport