Mergers & Acquisitions Services

Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC (EYCA) M&A team provides sector-focused advice ranging from evaluating strategic alternatives to executing transactions and coordinating closings on acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and other transactions.

What we can do for you

Drawing on industry knowledge and leveraging an extensive global EY network, we provide independent, objective, sector-focused advice on transactions that achieve strategic growth objectives through acquisition or realize inherent value through various divestiture and liquidity strategies.

We also help C-suite executives and boards evaluate strategic alternatives in the context of transactions. We assist clients with the following transactions:

  • Full enterprise sales
  • Division/subsidiary spin-offs & divestitures
  • Joint ventures & strategic alliances
  • Going-private transactions
  • Employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs)
  • Leveraged buyouts (LBOs) & recapitalizations
  • Cross-border deals
  • Distressed M&A (363 sales)
  • Acquisitions
  • Management buyouts

Industry focus

Our professionals are middle-market focused and well-versed in each industry’s growth and value drivers and offer decades of combined experience across sectors, including:

Representative transactions

The 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

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

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

Our latest thinking

CEO Survey: Focus on GenAI strategy to accelerate growth

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

The new corporate strategy playing field

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

05 Oct 2022 Chris Librizzi + 1
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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.