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Diversified Industries

Advisory and capital-raising services for companies and financial sponsors.

Diversified Industries Investment Banking Group

Serving clients in the clean technology, engineering, industrial services, logistics, and packaging fields.

The Diversified Industries Investment Banking Group provides advisory and capital-raising services to companies and financial sponsors. The Group offers its clients advice and execution on mergers & acquisitions, access to public and private equity and debt capital, and other financial advisory services, including fairness opinions, in numerous industries ranging from aerospace and clean technology to engineering and logistics.

Areas of Expertise

Aerospace, Defense & Government Services

The ADGS Investment Banking Group advises entrepreneurs, private equity firms and public and private companies serving the commercial aerospace, space, defense and government services sectors.  The team initiates, structures, and negotiates mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures as well as public and private debt and equity capital raises. Our success is driven by deep industry knowledge and broad sector relationships developed through the team’s 20+ years of serving the ADGS industry.  Our extensive sector experience and relationships combined with Stifel’s full service investment banking capabilities give us the ability to develop creative solutions to complex situations and transactions. The ADGS team has completed over 150 transactions worth in excess of $20B over the course of their careers.

Agricultural Products & Technologies

With deep industry experience and a home office in St. Louis, a city entrenched in agricultural products and technologies, Stifel is a major player in assisting ag tech companies with capital raising, financing, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and more. Our success is driven by expertise refined over countless transactions and an unparalleled dedication to client services. Our network of public and private industry contacts and extensive knowledge of the industry enable us to develop creative solutions for complex situations and transactions.

Automotive OEMs & Suppliers

Stifel’s Automotive team provides advisory and capital-raising services to leading global automotive OEMs, automotive suppliers, electrification and autonomous technology providers and financial sponsors. The team provides advice and execution on mergers & acquisitions, underwriting in the public and private equity and debt capital markets, and other financial advisory services, including fairness opinions and restructuring advisory through our wholly owned affiliate Miller Buckfire. The team consists of senior investment bankers who leverage their industry relationships and extensive transaction experience to deliver proactive ideas in a rapidly evolving global market.

Building Products

The Building Products Investment Banking Group initiates, structures, and negotiates mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and raises equity and debt in the public and private capital markets.  We are committed to working with industry leaders in the light building products, home furnishings and heavy construction materials sectors.  We understand how to position businesses that are driven by residential and non-residential construction and repair and remodeling spending, and we have broad experience working with companies navigating multi-channel distribution, including home centers, dealers, e-commerce marketplaces and consumers.  During the past five years, our team has completed 25 transactions generating more than $5 billion in consideration. 

Business Services

The Business Services Investment Banking Group initiates, structures, and negotiates mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures as well as raises debt and equity. Our investment banking is specialized to serve companies across numerous product and service markets. Our network of public and private industry contacts and extensive knowledge of the industry enable us to develop creative solutions for complex situations and transactions.

Capital Goods

Stifel’s team of capital goods investment banking professionals leverages deep industry expertise and longstanding relationships to provide clients with unparalleled service and sound guidance. With experience in mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, restructuring, advisory services, and more, Stifel serves as a trusted partner to companies in the capital goods space.

Engineering & Construction, and Infrastructure

The Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure Services Investment Banking Group focuses on differentiated service providers that specialize on their skilled employee base, specialized fleet or capital base, and/or niche infrastructure end-market exposure. The group offers a broad range of products and services, including mergers and acquisitions advisory, fairness opinions, public and private equity, restructuring advisory, debt and convertibles. Over the past five years, our team has completed over 25 transactions worth in excess of $5 billion.

Education Services & Technology

Stifel’s Education Services & Technology Investment Banking Group offers full-service investment banking solutions to leading private and public companies in the education and knowledge sectors.  These sectors include education technology, content and publishing, corporate training, early childcare, K-12, post-secondary and continuing education. Stifel offers both domestic and international clients advice and execution on public offerings, private capital, leveraged finance, mergers & acquisitions, restructurings, and more. Our experience and extensive knowledge of the industry enable us to develop creative solutions for complex situations and transactions.

Industrial & Environmental Services

Stifel’s Industrial & Environmental Services investment banking team provides a full range of financial advisory and capital raising services to public and private companies and their shareholders. The team consists of senior investment bankers who leverage their industry relationships, extensive transaction experience, and product expertise to deliver proactive ideas, sound advice, and superior execution for their clients. Team members have completed over 150 transactions worth in excess of $140 billion over the past fifteen years in numerous sectors.

Industrial Technology

As a leading full-service investment bank, Stifel maintains relationships with the most influential business executives and financial sponsors in the Industrial Technology sector. Stifel’s Industrial Technology investment banking team provides in-depth coverage of a variety of Industrial Technology sub-sectors, including Industrial Electronics, Flow Control and Engineered Components. Stifel’s Industrial Technology team maintains one of the most active franchises on the street, with over 50 transactions completed in the past decade. 

Legal & Professional Services

Stifel’s Legal Services Team is the largest investment banking team focussed exclusively on legal funding in Europe. Our team of professionals are dedicated solely to law firms and litigation finance and has advised on multiple transactions across the capital structure (debt and equity, private and public), across the investment banking product set (public equity, private equity, M&A, structured debt), and across the globe (U.S., UK, continental Europe).

 We advised Gerchen Keller on its disposal to Burford (the largest M&A deal in the sector to date), led the IPO of DWF (the premium listed international legal business) onto the Main List of the London Stock Exchange, and have raised hundreds of millions of dollars via structured private credit transactions for litigation finance platforms, giving us an unrivalled understanding of private cost of capital.

Maritime Services

The Maritime Investment Banking Group provides advisory and capital-raising services to leading U.S. and international companies and financial sponsors. The Group offers its clients advice and execution on mergers & acquisitions, underwriting for public and private equity and debt capital, and other financial advisory services, including fairness opinions and restructuring advisory through our wholly owned affiliate Miller Buckfire. The Group's clients include international and U.S. flag shipping companies, offshore oil service providers, port operators, and transportation equipment leasing companies.

Paper & Forest Products

The Paper & Forest Products Banking Group provides full-service investment banking solutions, including mergers & acquisitions advisory, fairness opinions, public and private equity, debt, and convertibles. Our senior investment banking professionals have deep relationships with industry participants and have completed numerous advisory and financing transactions across the sector.

Packaging

The Packaging Group provides full-service investment banking solutions, including mergers & acquisitions advisory, fairness opinions, public and private equity, debt, and convertibles. Our senior investment banking team has decades of experience working across both the strategic and private equity landscape, including relevant experience with flexible and rigid packaging, labels, paper packaging, packaging equipment, distribution, services and more.

Specialty Distribution

The Specialty Distribution Group serves global asset-based and non-asset-based 3PLs, including air and ocean freight forwarders, transportation management services providers, and value-added warehousing and distribution companies as well as truckload and less-than-truckload carriers, railroads, and air cargo companies. Our deep transportation and logistics industry knowledge and global relationships, paired with our extensive transaction experience, drive market-leading outcomes for our clients.

Transportation & Logistics

The Transportation & Logistics Group provides a full range of financial advisory and capital raising services to public and private companies and their shareholders.  The team serves global non-asset-based and asset-based businesses, including air and ocean freight forwarders, transportation management services providers, and value-added warehousing and distribution companies as well as truckload and less-than-truckload carriers, railroads, and air cargo companies. Our deep transportation and logistics industry knowledge and global relationships, paired with our extensive transaction experience, drive market-leading outcomes for our clients.

Vehicle Electrification

The Vehicle Electrification team provides advisory and capital-raising services to leading global electric light vehicle OEMs, electric commercial vehicle OEMs, electric vehicle services providers and suppliers of electric vehicle components, battery technologies, charging technologies and related systems. The Group offers its clients advice and execution on Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) mergers and Private Placement of Public Equity (PIPE) transactions, mergers & acquisitions, underwriting in the public and private equity and debt capital markets, and other financial advisory services.

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Notable Transactions

The Goldfield/First Reserve 12-2020

$ 194,000,000

Mergers & Acquisitions
Engineering & Construction, and Infrastructure | December 2020
Jonathan Engineered Solutions/JLL Partners 12-2020

Mergers & Acquisitions
Aerospace, Defense & Government Services | December 2020
RMG Acquisition Corp/Romeo Power 12-2020

$ 993,000,000

Mergers & Acquisitions
Capital Goods | December 2020
Mulligan Security Corp/Protos Security 12-2020

Mergers & Acquisitions
Business Services | December 2020
Montrose Environmental Group 11-2020

€ 134,071,417

Follow-on Offering
Industrial & Environmental Services | November 2020
Kensington Capital Acquisition 11-2020

$ 3,321,000,000

Mergers & Acquisitions
Automotive OEMs & Suppliers | November 2020
American Bath Group 11-2020

$ 1,670,300,000

Senior Notes
Building Products | November 2020
Marlowe plc 11-2020

€ 30,000,000

Follow-on Offering
Business Services | November 2020
FLS Transportation 11-2020

$ 92,000,000

Senior Secured Credit Facility
Transportation & Logistics | November 2020
North American Lifting Holdings (TNT) 10-2020

$ 933,000,000

Restructuring
Engineering & Construction, and Infrastructure | October 2020
PAE Inc. 10-2020

$ 890,000,000

Term Loan B
Aerospace, Defense & Government Services | October 2020
Palladium Equity Partners 09-2020

Mergers & Acquisitions
Engineering & Construction, and Infrastructure | September 2020
Tricon Logistics 07-2020

Mergers & Acquisitions
Transportation & Logistics | July 2020
Montrose Environmental Group 07-2020

$ 160,000,000

Initial Public Offering
Industrial & Environmental Services | July 2020
WillScot Corporation 07-2020

$ 6,600,000,000

Mergers & Acquisitions
Building Products | July 2020
Contract Land Staff/AEA Investors 06-2020

Mergers & Acquisitions
Engineering & Construction, and Infrastructure | June 2020
Kensington Capital Acquisition 06-2020

$ 200,000,000

Initial Public Offering
Automotive OEMs & Suppliers | June 2020
Marlowe plc 06-2020

€ 50,000,000

Follow-on Offering
Business Services | June 2020
Electrameccanica Vehicles Corp 06-2020

$ 20,000,000

Registered Direct
Automotive OEMs & Suppliers | June 2020
Stericycle Inc. 04-2020

$ 462,500,000

Mergers & Acquisitions
Industrial & Environmental Services | April 2020
GFL Environmental (2 deals) 03-2020

$ 2,200,000,000

Initial Public Offering
Industrial & Environmental Services | March 2020
Boxwood Merger Corp/Atlas  Technical Consultants (2) 02-2020

$ 772,000,000

Mergers & Acquisitions
Engineering & Construction, and Infrastructure | February 2020
Flow Management/IDEX 02-2020

$ 125,000,000

Mergers & Acquisitions
Electronics & Industrial Technology | February 2020
Interstate Waste Services 01-2020

$ 325,000,000

Preferred Stock
Industrial & Environmental Services | January 2020
Currency volume represents full credit to each underwriter. All transaction announcements appear as a matter of record only. Stifel collectively refers to Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated and other affiliated broker-dealer subsidiaries of Stifel Financial Corp.