Brad Lehl joins Peakstone as Managing Director

July, 2020. Brad Lehl joined Peakstone as a Managing Director in Omaha, Nebraska.  Brad has over 20 years investment banking experience at US Bancorp, JP Morgan Chase, and BMO Harris.  Brad also spent several years as a institutional equity research analyst at Jefferies and RBC Capital Markets. More recently, Brad led the M&A advisory practices at both Lutz M&A and …
Read More »



Peakstone Advises Buffalo Group, LLC



M&A Advisor

July, 2020. Peakstone served as exclusive M&A advisor to Buffalo Group, LLC. Peakstone announced its role as M&A advisor to Buffalo Group (the “Company”) in its recapitalization by Kinderhook Industries (“Kinderhook”). Together with the Company’s management, Kinderhook formed Automotive Keys Group (“AKG”) as a platform for consolidation in the automotive keys industry. Buffalo Group’s founders, Rob Popkey and Ayal Sharvit, …
Read More »



Peakstone Publishes Industry Reports

June, 2020. Peakstone has published twelve industry reports, which can be accessed through the links below.  We deliver sector knowledge, experience, and relationships to every client.  We welcome a chance to open dialogue with companies in these sectors to exchange information and viewpoints.



Peakstone Recognized as Leading Middle Market Investment Bank

April, 2020. We are pleased to announce that Axial named Peakstone the #4 lower middle market U.S. investment bank (and the top independent investment bank). Axial reviews 823 investment banks in the United States and ranks its top 20 each quarter. Thanks to all of our clients and associates that made this possible. We look forward to continuing to grow the firm …
Read More »



Peakstone Moved!

April, 2020. We moved! Please note our new address and phone number: 550 West Van Buren Street, Suite 1460, Chicago, IL 60607. New main office number is 312-357-5900. All direct dial numbers remain the same.



Martin W Johnson joins Peakstone as Managing Director

April, 2020. Martin W Johnson is a Managing Director at Peakstone Group where he is responsible for transaction origination and execution. Martin is a leader in Central Louisiana. A long-time member of the banking community, Martin served in every position from teller to President. As Regions Bank President of Central Louisiana, he was responsible for not only the consumer and …
Read More »



Peakstone Advises Just Manufacturing on sale to Zurn



M&A Advisor

February, 2020. Peakstone served as exclusive M&A advisor to Just Manufacturing in its sale to Zurn (www.zurn.com). Just Manufacturing is a third-generation, family-owned designer and manufacturer of engineered stainless-steel sinks for commercial and industrial applications. Just Manufacturing has 135 employees and operates out of a 175,000 square foot facility in Franklin Park, IL. Paul Just, Just Manufacturing CEO and President, …
Read More »



Peakstone Advises on Sale of Branded Baby Products Company



M&A Advisor

February, 2020. Peakstone served as exclusive M&A advisor to Planet Wise, Inc. in its sale to 365 Holdings. (www.365-holdings.com) Founded in 2003, Planet Wise is a family-owned business that designs, develops and markets, cloth diapers and natural parenting products. Planet Wise markets some of the leading brands in the cloth diaper market, including Nicki’s Diapers, Best Bottom Diapers, and Imagine …
Read More »



Peakstone Advises Pentegra System, LLC



M&A Advisor

February, 2020. Peakstone served as exclusive M&A advisor to Pentegra System, LLC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. For additional information please contact the following: Jim Breen, Managing Director, 312-543-3881, jbreen@peakstone.com Jeff Temple, Managing Director, 312-346-7301, jtemple@peakstone.com About Peakstone Peakstone is a leading investment bank that specializes in mergers and acquisitions advisory and capital raising for middle market clients. The …
Read More »



Peakstone Advises CALco Pallets on its Sale to Strength Capital



M&A Advisor

January, 2020. Peakstone served as the exclusive financial advisor to CALco Pallet Company in connection with Strength Capital’s investment in the Company. Founded in 2007, CALco is a vertically integrated, full-service wooden pallet manufacturer selling both new and recycled pallets to a diverse customer base throughout the Midwest. In addition to its state-of-the-art pallet manufacturing capabilities, CALco owns a captive …
Read More »