Capstone Partners Extends International Presence through Alliance with Cedar

January 31, 2014

Boston, MA – Capstone Partners LLC, a leading middle market investment banking firm, announced that it has successfully formed a joint venture alliance with Cedar Management Consulting International, a global consulting and advisory firm.  Following Capstone’s acquisition of Grenport Limited to establish a London office, this recent move signifies Capstone’s continued commitment to developing superior cross-border M&A capabilities for middle market clients.  Cedar will add to Capstone’s growing international platform and deep market coverage in Mexico, Brazil, the Middle East, Africa, India, China, Korea and Japan.

John Ferrara, Founder and President of Capstone, said, “This is an important strategic move for us as we continue to work towards expanding our international reach for US clients.  Cedar, with their global corporate and private equity relationships, will enhance the value we bring to our clients.  Their access to key decision makers with feet-on-the-street in the major global market centers will provide us with tremendous international speed and greatly enhances our execution capabilities.  In addition, Cedar’s industry coverage areas and strategic advisory services are a perfect fit for Capstone.  We are very excited about this combination.”

Also commenting on the alliance, Sanjiv Anand, Managing Director of Cedar said, “This strategic alliance is in keeping with our overall strategy to build an advisory business alongside our consulting business leveraging our global network, deep industry expertise and relationships at the shareholder, board and CEO levels.  We will work with Capstone’s team to widen their global reach on M&A transactions, while they will provide Cedar with similar access to key US markets and industries.  We are fortunate to have this relationship with Capstone which has been recognized by Acquisition International as the “2013 Middle Market Investment Banker of the Year – USA.”  

Cedar Management Consulting International LLC is a global consulting, advisory and analytics firm.  With over 25 years of experience and 500 professionals in its network, Cedar has assisted more than 1,000 clients across various industry sectors.  Formerly part of Renaissance Worldwide, a $1 Billion consulting firm, co-founded by the creators of the Balanced Scorecard, Cedar has significant expertise in overall corporate and international market strategy, operational transformation and corporate finance.  Cedar has a network of offices in Sao Paulo, Paris, Brussels, Munich, Dubai, Mumbai, Delhi, Seoul, Shanghai and Tokyo, among others.  Industry coverage areas include Automotive, Consumer, Energy, Financial Services, Private Equity, Government, Pharmaceutical, Real Estate, Retail and Telecom.  For more information, please visit www.cedar-consulting.com.

Capstone Partners LLC is a premier investment banking firm dedicated to serving the corporate finance needs of middle market business owners, investors and creditors. The firm provides corporate sale & divestiture, merger & acquisition, private placement, corporate restructuring, valuation and financial advisory services. Capstone maintains various industry specialties including Business Services, Consumer Products, Education & Training, Government Services, Health & Medical, Manufacturing & Industrial and Technology & Telecom.  The firm also has a merchant banking capability to actively co-invest in transactions.  Headquartered in Boston, Capstone has offices in Chicago, London, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Diego and Silicon Valley. 

Contacts:
John Ferrara
Founder & President
(617) 619-3325
jferrara@capstonellc.com

Sanjiv Anand
Managing Director
+91 98673.29094
sanjiv.anand@ceder-consulting.com