Ian Cookson

Ian has 25 years of investment banking experience and has advised on more than $5 billion of transactions including acquisitions, divestitures and refinancings.

He has represented clients from leading multinationals to privately held companies and has completed transactions with corporations including General Electric, DuPont and Hewlett Packard, as well as leading private equity firms. Ian specializes in the Aerospace & Defense sector and has extensive experience in Industrials and Marketing Services.

Prior to joining Capstone Headwaters, Ian was a Managing Director and a Founding Member of Grant Thornton Corporate Finance. He also worked with PWC Corporate Finance in London. Having worked in investment banking in both the US and Europe, he has led numerous cross-border transactions.

Ian has led transactions which have won multiple awards including M&A Advisor Deal of the Year, M&A Atlas North America Deal of the Year, M&A Advisor Consumer Services Deal of the Year and M&A Atlas Award Private Equity Deal of the Year. Additionally, he has appeared on CNBC and has been quoted in over a hundred publications including Business Week, The New York Times and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Ian earned an MBA with High Distinction from Babson Graduate School of Business and BA(hons) from the University of Stirling.