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Bob Balaban

  • Managing Director
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Biography

Bob Balaban, Managing Director, joined Capstone Headwaters in 2011 and brings over 25 years of investment banking and operating experience.

Bob has served as the lead banker on over 75 merger and acquisition transactions primarily in the business services marketplace. He has also been involved with over a dozen startup companies, including Great Plains Accounting Software, a software company that was ultimately acquired by Microsoft Corp. as well as InaCom Corp., a distribution company that he helped grow to several billion dollars in annual revenue before it was acquired by Hewlett Packard. 

He has appeared in numerous national business publications, including the Wall Street Journal and Fortune Magazine and on national television as an expert in mergers and acquisitions. 

Education

University of St. Thomas - MBA - Marketing

North Dakota State University - BS - Computer Science

Duke University - Electrical Engineering

Registrations & Affiliations

FINRA - Series 79 Registered Investment Banking Representative

Industry Coverage

Through the beginning of June 2019, there have been 19 announced or closed transactions in the Call Center industry, consistent with year-to-date levels in 2018. Strong buyer interest in the industry has been supported by profit margin expansion and robust demand among US firms for outsourced customer service operations. Read more

Historically low unemployment levels and a tightening labor market has provided solid growth opportunities for the Human Resources (HR) & Staffing Services industry in 2019. Additionally, younger employees are changing jobs more frequently and seeking nonconventional options such as remote or contract work which has also driven demand for workforce management tools and staffing services. Read more

In 2018, 331 transactions were announced or completed in the Marketing Services industry. Through Q1 2019, deal volume was robust with 92 transactions, compared to 64 in Q1 2018. Acquisitions in the Marketing Services industry have predominantly been completed in the Digital and Direct Marketing segments.Read more