Steven M. Rathbone is a Managing Director within the Investment Banking group. He has more than 17 years of experience providing investment banking, strategic advisory, and corporate financial services, with a primary focus on sell-side mergers and acquisitions. He is an experienced advisor across all stages of M&A transactions, primarily serving privately held middle market clients. In addition, Steven has a depth of experience representing global public and private companies in coordinating and executing complex corporate divestiture and carve-out transactions of non-core assets.

Steven's expertise spans a wide range of industries but is primarily concentrated in Diversified Industrials (services and supply) and Automotive (tire/wheel distribution, manufacturing, and service; parts distribution; automotive service; e-commerce).

Leveraging his robust global network, Steven has completed numerous cross-border M&A transactions and is routinely engaged by clients within his primary industry sectors in the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Germany. Steven also works on behalf of numerous globally recognized private equity firms in these same regions.

Prior to joining Stout, Steven was a Managing Director at HT Capital Advisors, a New York-based investment banking boutique specializing in M&A, merchant banking activities, and wealth management.