Michael D. Benson is a Managing Director and Head of Diversified Industrials in the Investment Banking Group. He is responsible for the execution of investment banking transactions which include mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and the private placement of senior debt, subordinated debt, and equity securities. Mike has been involved in the successful completion of transactions for companies ranging from privately held, middle market companies to large multinational, publicly traded corporations. Additionally, he has been involved in restructuring projects, which range from providing strategic advisory services to under-performing companies to the sale and liquidation of companies both in and out of bankruptcy.

In addition to his significant experience in the plastics, automotive, and general industrials segments, Mike has been involved in many industries, including business services, transportation/logistics, and distribution. Recent sell-side transactions include Plastic Components, Inc., American Grease Stick, Viking Plastics, United Plastics Group, Boston Plastics, Aarkel Tool and Die, and Alpha Sintered Metals, Inc.