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Doug Usifer

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Biography

Dr. Doug Usifer joined Capstone Headwaters from Atlas Advisors where he focused on the firm’s Industrials practice. He has over 30 years of experience in investment banking and industrial sectors including chemicals, plastics, waste and scrap metal.

Prior to Atlas, Doug worked at National Starch as Business Director, Food Emulsions, and Encapsulation, where he was General Manager of a $40MM global specialty food ingredients business. He also worked on M&A transactions including National Starch's acquisition of Penford's resistant starch business. 

Prior to National Starch, Doug worked at Engelhard Corporation in several capacities, including Business Development Manager, Corporate New Ventures; Marketing Manager, Special Effect Pigments; Manager, Technology and Market Development, Performance Additives/Specialty Minerals. While at Engelhard, he worked on M&A transactions including the acquisition of Mearl Corp, a US producer of pearlescent pigments and iridescent films. He previously worked at Cambrex Corporation (pharmaceutical fine chemicals) and Hoechst Celanese (electronic products and plastics). 

Education

Rutgers University - MBA - Finance

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - MS, PhD - Organic Chemistry

Saint Michael's College - BA - Chemistry

Registrations & Affiliations

FINRA - Series 63 Registered Uniform Securities Agent

FINRA - Series 79 Registered Investment Banking Representative

Industry Coverage

Despite a softening global economic outlook, Waste & Recycling companies hold a defensible market position due to stability in waste volumes, increasing municipality and local government privatization of public services, and recurring revenue generation. As a result, the market is largely inelastic to economic downturns and presents a highly attractive stable investment.Read more

Despite slowing global growth and trade tensions, U.S. chemical production remains strong, predominantly driven by low-cost feedstock availability and domestic end-market growth. Read more

Capstone Headwaters’ Q2 Executive Summary on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the Waste & Recycling industry is available for download below. Seventy-five transactions have been announced or completed year-to-date including US Ecology’s announced acquisition of NRC Group for $966 million at 10.6x EBITDA or 2.5x revenue.Read more