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Investment Banking | New York, USA

tel: 212 400 7299 | fax: 866 430 6183
120 West 45th Street, Suite 2900 | New York | New York | 10036 | USA

Main Contacts

Michael Benson

Michael BensonManaging Director

Jeffrey Risius

Jeffrey M. Risius, CPAManaging Director

Stout's Overview

Stout is a premier global financial advisory firm that specializes in Investment Banking, Valuation Advisory, Dispute Consulting, and Management Consulting. We serve a range of clients from Fortune 500 corporations to privately held companies in numerous industries around the world.

Stout has been recognized as one of the best and brightest companies to work for and one of the fastest growing private companies. Our people have received various awards and are often called upon to share their expertise and experience at national conferences, industry forums, and on standards setting bodies.

Since the firm was founded in 1991, Stout has grown at a rapid pace. The firm has offices in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Houston, Irvine, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Tysons Corner, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.stoutadvisory.com, follow us on Twitter @StoutAdvisory and/or connect with us on LinkedIn.

Areas of Expertise
  • Antitrust Disputes
  • Bankruptcy & Restructuring Disputes
  • Bankruptcy Related Valuation Services
  • Complex Commercial Disputes
  • Dispute Advisory & Forensic Services
  • Distressed Transaction Advisory
  • ESOP & ERISA Advisory Services
  • Fairness Opinions
  • Fairness Opinions & Solvency Opinions
  • Family Law Valuation & Advisory Services
  • Fraud & Forensic Services
  • Intellectual Property Litigation & Licensing
  • Intellectual Property Valuation
  • International Disputes
  • Investment Banking
  • Labor & Economic Disputes
  • Litigation Related Expert Valuation Opinions
  • Machinery & Equipment Valuation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Portfolio & Fund Valuation Services
  • Private Market Financings
  • Real Estate Valuation
  • Securities Actions
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Strategic Assessments
  • Succession & Shareholder Planning
  • Transaction & Corporate Development Support Services
  • Transaction Disputes
  • Valuation & Financial Opinions
  • Valuations for Corporate Tax Planning
  • Valuations for Financial Reporting

Managing Directors

Michael Benson

Michael BensonManaging Director

Justin Burchett

Justin BurchettManaging Director

Joel Cohen

Joel CohenManaging Director

Aziz El-Tahch

Aziz El-TahchManaging Director

Will Hafer

Will HaferManaging Director

Matthew Misisco

Matthew M MisiscoManaging Director

Kimberly Randolph

Kimberly M. RandolphManaging Director

Steven Rathbone

Steven RathboneManaging Director

Jeffrey Risius

Jeffrey M. Risius, CPAManaging Director

Sandy Sours

Sandy L SoursManaging Director

Neil Steinkamp

Neil SteinkampManaging Director



Kiersten Acevedo

Kiersten AcevedoSenior Manager

Sidarth Balaji

Sidarth BalajiVice President

Michael Brocious

Michael BrociousVice President

Lyndsay Capaldo

Lyndsay CapaldoSenior Vice President

Stephanie Davies

Stephanie DaviesCo-Head of Sponsor Coverage

Simon Heaton

Simon HeatonChief Senior Talent Officer

David Kaye

David KayeSenior Vice President

Josh Keffer

Josh KefferVice President

Robert Loh

Robert LohSenior Manager

Ioannis Michopoulos

Ioannis MichopoulosVice President

Blake Otte

Blake OtteCo-Head of Sponsor Coverage

Lauren Sittler

Lauren SittlerVice President


Stout Advises on Sale of AGS Company
Stout Risius Ross, January 2017

Stout announced today that its client, American Grease Stick Company (d/b/a AGS), has been acquired by 3 Rivers Capital, LLC (3RC). Stout served as exclusive financial advisor to AGS in connection with this transaction. AGS, founded in 1931, is the leading manufacturer of branded automotive fluid transfer lines and related products to the automotive aftermarket. The company, headquartered in Muskegon, Michigan with operations in the U.S. and U.K...

Stout Advises Graham Partners on Sale of Western Industries
Stout Risius Ross, January 2017

Stout announced today that its client, Western Industries, Inc. (Western), a portfolio company of Graham Partners, has been sold to Speyside Equity, a private equity firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Stout served as exclusive financial advisor to Western and Graham Partners in connection with this transaction. Western is comprised of two distinct business units, Plastic Products Group (Plastic Products) and Engineered Products Group (Engineered Products).  Plastic Products is a niche, technical manufacturer of large blow molded products and components serving a variety of industrial and consumer end markets and operates out of a 350,000 sq.ft. campus in Winfield, Kansas...

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