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David Bench

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David is a Managing Director in charge of the Western Region, based out of Orange County, CA.  Prior to Capstone, David managed the Western region for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney’s Capital Strategies Group and its predecessor, Citi Capital Strategies.  David has focused on middle market investment banking for 30+ years and has been the lead banker in over 250 M&A transactions involving both domestic and foreign corporate buyers, as well as leveraged recaps with private equity sponsors.  His areas of focus include manufacturing and industrials (products and services) and business services.  His achievements in the investment banking industry have gained him national recognition by the M&A Advisor.


Brigham Young University - MBA & BS - Finance

Registrations & Affiliations

FINRA - Series 24 General Securities Principal

FINRA - Series 7 & 63 Registered General Securities Representative

Industry Coverage

For the third consecutive year, merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the Personal Care Products & Services industry surpassed the record level achieved in the previous year.

Favorable macroeconomic conditions coupled with accelerated demand for key end-markets have continued to support steady growth in the Packaging industry.  Rising levels of disposable income an

While merger and acquisition (M&A) activity has waned in the Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) industry, with transaction volume contracting to 77 deals through 2017 compared to 89