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Theodore Polk

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Ted is a Managing Director at Capstone and leads the Central Region. Prior to Capstone, Ted ran the corporate finance practice in the Central region for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney’s Capital Strategies Group and its predecessor, Citi Capital Strategies.  He has over 20 years of experience working with businesses across a variety of industries and has focused interest working with businesses providing tech-enabled products and services to industrial, government-related and other markets.  Ted is an active public speaker on the topic of business exits and recapitalizations of privately owned businesses.  

Ted was recognized by The M&A Advisor for his participation in the Professional Services deal of the year for 2015 and was previously recognized for his role on transactions awarded the Middle-Market M&A deal of the Year, the Middle-Market M&A Financing Deal of the Year and the Cross-Border Middle-Market Deal of the Year. Early in his career, Mr. Polk worked at Valuemetrics, Inc. and in the Corporate Banking Group at The Bank of New York.


The University of Chicago - MBA

Georgetown University - BSBA

Registrations & Affiliations

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

FINRA - Series 24 General Securities Principal

FINRA - Series 7 & 63 Registered General Securities Representative

Industry Coverage

Year-to-date (YTD), merger and acquisition (M&A) activity remains robust for water infrastructure companies, both in terms of the number of deals completed and the average disclosed transaction

Due to technology advancements, the Mapping, Modeling & Simulation (MM&S) Industry has become increasingly sophisticated and has expanded from primarily serving Aerospace & Defense to b

The merger and acquisition (M&A) market within the Industrial Equipment industry has been healthy with companies that operate in data analytics, Internet of Things (IoT) technology and automati