Capstone and SPP Capital form new joint venture

Capstone Partners and SPP Capital Partners have teamed up to launch SPP Capstone. The new joint venture will focus on providing M&A and financing solutions to mid-market companies and private equity firms.


Boston, MA – June 22, 2016 – Capstone Partners LLC (and its wholly owned subsidiary, Capstone Capital Markets LLC), a leading investment banking firm, and SPP Capital Partners, a well-known specialist in advising, structuring and raising private debt and equity for corporate and equity sponsors, have announced that they formed SPP Capstone, a strategic alliance to deliver end-to-end M&A and capital formation solutions to middle market companies and private equity groups.

Headquartered in New York, SPP Capital is recognized as a leading provider of advisory services, focused on raising private debt and equity financing. Having completed over 500 transactions in its 26 year history, SPP has successfully raised over $23 billion in capital for its clients. With broad expertise across acquisition financing, growth capital, recapitalizations and buyouts, SPP is widely recognized as a leader in middle market financings.

Headquartered in Boston, with ten offices across the US and UK together with a global presence that spans 30+ countries and 200+ professionals, Capstone has emerged as a leader on the middle market investment banking landscape. Over the course of its 13 year history, Capstone has successfully represented hundreds of clients across the firm’s eight industry vertical practices, including: business services, consumer products, industrial & manufacturing, technology & telecom, education & training, health & medical, government & defense and private equity. Capstone’s focus is on transactions that typically range from $15 to $350 million in enterprise value.

“We are excited about the opportunity presented by our combined forces. SPP Capstone will be able to deliver one-stop-shop offering across financing, M&A and corporate restructuring,” said John Ferrara, founder and president of Capstone Partners. “SPP’s experience and expertise is something we have valued for years, and we look forward to deepening our relationship on a unified platform.”

“We have held Capstone in high regard for some time, and as such we are eager to work with them on this next phase of shared growth” said Stefan Shaffer, Managing Partner of SPP Capital. “John and his team have built a world class M&A advisory group, and we know there will be significant opportunities for our clients as we continue to move forward with this union.”