Denver, CO (February 9, 2017) - Headwaters MB, a leading middle-market investment bank, announced today that Mike Schumacher has joined the firm as Managing Director to open a new office in St. Louis, MO.  Mr. Schumacher brings over 18 years of investment banking experience and has completed transactions totaling over $10 billion in value.

"The addition of Mike to Headwaters’ Industrial team will provide significant experience and breadth to our services at a time when our clients are attempting to understand the altered financial environment," said Jack Maier, Head of Investment Banking at Headwaters MB.

“Leveraging the Firm's deep global resources together with my dedication, creativity and experience, I look forward to working with our clients to achieve their strategic and growth objectives,” commented Mike Schumacher, Managing Director at Headwaters MB.

Mike Schumacher joined Headwaters MB from ParkWest Advisors, a merchant bank he cofounded in 2014 where he served as Head of Advisory Services. Over the course of Mr. Schumacher’s career, he has advised, evaluated and worked with companies and financial sponsors across various industries and sizes – with a focus on the Light Industrial space within the middle market. Previously, Mr. Schumacher was with Morgan Stanley, where he served as a Vice President focusing on General Industrials sectors in North America as well as Asia. Mr. Schumacher started his career with Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. in equity research and debt capital markets in New York and Hong Kong.

Mr. Schumacher earned an A.B. in Economics with honors from the University of Chicago, an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and an M.A. in International Affairs from the University of Pennsylvania’s Lauder Institute. Mr. Schumacher speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese.


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