Signal Hill taps Graves as sponsor coverage head

Investment bank and adviser Signal Hill has appointed Daniel Graves as head of sponsor coverage. Graves is replacing Franklin Staley who has moved back into a transaction leadership position. Graves’ work background includes senior banking positions at Salomon Brothers, Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch.


BALTIMORE, MD – Signal Hill is pleased to announce that Daniel Graves has assumed the role of Head of Sponsor Coverage for the firm, taking over from Franklin Staley, who has moved back into a transaction leadership role. Mr. Graves brings more than 25 years of investment banking experience to the position, having held senior banking positions with Salomon Brothers, Deutsche Bank, and Merrill Lynch.

“Dan has developed strong relationships with private equity over his 25-year career in investment banking, and we’re pleased he is on board to lead our Sponsor Coverage effort,” said Scott Wieler, Chairman and CEO of Signal Hill.

Signal Hill is the partner of choice for growth companies and the financial sponsors that invest in them. Signal Hill has executed over 100 M&A and capital raising transactions since 2014, and more than 75% of these involved a private equity firm or one of their portfolio companies on either the buy- or sell-sides, or both.

Mr. Graves will lead Signal Hill’s team at ACG InterGrowth in Las Vegas later this month, which will include senior banker representatives from its IT Services and Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) groups.

To reach Mr. Graves, please contact: 917-621-3709 or

About Signal Hill
Signal Hill Capital Group LLC, along with its affiliate, Signal Hill LLC (together, “Signal Hill”), is a leading investment banking and advisory boutique serving the M&A and private capital raising needs of growth companies and was named 2016 Boutique Technology Investment Bank of the Year by the Global M&A Network. Signal Hill’s experienced bankers provide deep domain expertise and an unyielding commitment to clients in Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) and Services. With more than 600 completed transactions and offices in Baltimore, Bangalore, Boston, Mumbai, Nashville, New York, Reston and San Francisco, Signal Hill leverages deep strategic industry and financial sponsor relationships to help our clients achieve Greater Outcomes. For more information visit