Investment Banking

Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC (EYCA) offers investment banking services through industry-dedicated teams with a focus on the middle market. EYCA leverages EY’s global network of investment banking professionals to deliver insightful, objective and strategic deal advice on M&A, debt and equity capital market transactions.

What we can do for you

The global EY network offers a comprehensive suite of services, and EY firms consistently rank among the leading investment banking firms based on the number of completed transactions globally.

EY’s global network has:

  • More than 1,600 investment banking professionals providing M&A, Debt Capital Markets and Equity Capital Markets advice throughout more than 65 countries globally¹
  • Closed more than 2,000 deals over the past five years²
  • Global breadth and access to financial sponsors and corporates offering unique cross-border transaction execution and deal opportunities for our clients
  • Consistently ranked as one of the leading M&A advisors in the emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China (collectively, BRIC countries)²,³

Industry focus

EYCA offers investment banking services in the US and utilizes a comprehensive and well-structured approach that help clients increase value and mitigate risk. Our investment banking professionals are focused on the middle-market and bring deep industry knowledge to each transaction. Our professionals are well-versed in each industry’s growth and value drivers and offer decades of combined experience across sectors, including:


Representative transactions

Our team

John Woodby

Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC US Head of Investment Banking and US Head of Industrials & Energy Investment Banking

M&A and capital markets leader in industrial and energy services. Thought leader and trusted advisor. M&A professional. Finding creative solutions to complex problems.

New York, USA

Todd Ulrich

Head of U.S. Debt Capital Markets, Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC

Capital market professional helping corporate clients navigate complex and changing debt markets. Father. Sports enthusiast.

Charlotte, USA

David Brown

Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC Head of US Equity Capital Markets

Capital markets and corporate finance advisor, specializing in equity and equity-linked transactions and considerations. Product agnostic perspectives. Cubs fan. Bleeds Northwestern purple. Proud dad.

New York, USA

Slava Girzhel

US Head of Health Care Investment Banking and Senior Managing Director, Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC

Health care investment banker. M&A and capital markets transactions advisory professional. Strategic advisor. Father. Avid traveler.

Cleveland, USA

Hisham Barghout

Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC, Head of US Aerospace & Defense Investment Banking, Managing Director

Mergers & Acquisitions with focus on the Aerospace & Defense sectors. Proud dad to two beautiful girls.


Sara Elinson

EY Americas FinTech M&A Leader and EY Americas Payments M&A Leader, Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC US Financial Technology Investment Banking, Senior Managing Director

FinTech strategist and ecosystem builder. Helping FinTech companies and incumbents advance digital financial services through investment, M&A and partnerships.

New York, USA

Ankur Kashyap

Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC US Consumer Products & Retail Investment Banking, Managing Director

Consumer & Retail buyside and sellside M&A advisor. Impassioned by disruption in Consumer & Retail sector. NYU Stern and Northwestern Kellogg alumnus.

New York, USA

Joon Ko

Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC Senior Vice President, Debt Capital Markets Advisory

Capital markets professional. Passionate about helping clients navigate the financing process. Self-aware. Father.

Charlotte, USA

Jeff McMahon

Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC US Health Care Investment Banking, Managing Director

Seasoned M&A and strategy professional. Health care specialist. Trusted C-suite advisor. College football fan. Proud father.

New York, USA

John Harrison

EY Americas Media & Entertainment Leader

Transformative leader with a passion for media and entertainment. Identifying the opportunities afforded by convergence and disruption. Executing strategies to succeed in a fast-moving market.

New York, USA

Brian Kotter

Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC US Head of Chemicals and Agriculture Investment Banking, Managing Director

Advisor working closely with executives and owners to help them reach their most critical M&A and financing objectives. Career focused on the chemicals and agriculture sectors of the economy.

New York, USA

Michael Marino

Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC US Energy Investment Banking, Vice President

Independent advisor, strategic thinker, M&A professional.

Houston, USA

Sharon Dogonnuick

Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC US Depository Institutions Investment Banking, Senior Managing Director

Strategic advisor for the banking sector. Industry thought leader. Avid golfer.

New York, USA

Geoff Ellis

Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC US Debt Capital Markets, Managing Director

Capital Markets professional with a focus on complex debt transactions. Unbiased advisor enabling companies to effectively navigate the debt markets. Adventurer. Husband. Father.

Chicago, USA

Bruce McCarthy

Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC US Financial Sponsors Group Head and Senior Managing Director

Represent and advise financial sponsors on M&A, divestitures, recapitalizations and leveraged buyouts. Husband. Proud father of four. Weekend fisherman and racquet sports enthusiast.

New York, USA

Justin Neubauer

Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC US Debt Capital Markets, Managing Director

Capital markets professional and strategic thinker. Unbiased advisor providing innovative and actionable capital solutions. Masters swimmer, enthusiast of British classic cars and music.

Los Angeles, USA

Mark Schwartz

IPO and SPAC Advisory Leader

Corporate finance advisor, experienced in IPOs, listings, carveouts and related public and private market equity transactions.

Miami, USA

Scott Clark

Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC, US Industrials Investment Banking, Managing Director

Trusted advisor to public and private clients on M&A transactions. M&A professional. Diehard Flyers fan. Proud father.

New York, USA

Yasir Agha

Senior Vice President, US Health Care Investment Banking, Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC

M&A and capital markets transaction advisor focused on health care. Avid reader and traveler.

New York, USA

Our latest thinking

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Our survey finds US CEOs preparing for a new normal of costly capital while M&A intentions remain strong and divestment plans are robust.

30 Oct 2023 EY Americas

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This article examines rate cycles and market performance over the past 25 years

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How can you prepare to seize the right moment?

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28 Feb 2023 Andy Baldwin

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Corporate strategy is being upended by new stakeholders, competitors and the need to quickly add differentiating capabilities.

05 Oct 2022 Chris Librizzi + 1

Is your capital allocation strategy a long-term plan or a short-term fix?

CFOs are rethinking capital allocation strategy in order to remain agile as well as focus on long-term value. Read our report.

10 Mar 2021 Loren Garruto + 4

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    1. As of May 31, 2022.
    2. Source: Mergermarket (as of May 31, 2022). Middle-market includes transactions below $500 million
    3. Deals whereby either the bidder or target is geographically located in the BRIC countries: Brazil, Russia, India or China.

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    Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC (EYCA) is a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA providing sector-specific advice on M&A, debt capital markets, equity capital markets and capital restructuring transactions. It is an affiliate of Ernst & Young LLP serving clients in the US.