The Investment Bank for the Middle market

About Us

Headquartered in the heartland, Copper Run is a different kind of investment bank. We focus exclusively on middle market transactions, providing buy-side and sell-side M&A advisory on deals between $10M and $250M. We pride ourselves on delivering Wall Street execution for our clients while remaining grounded in solid Midwestern values.

Wall Street Execution. Midwestern Values.

Wall Street Execution. Midwestern Values.

Our proprietary approach delivers better deal flow and more sound strategies.
industries we serve

“The Riverside team greatly appreciates all the hard work and dedication of the Copper Run team. Copper Run has been an instrumental partner to Riverside in creating and growing our CertaSite platform. Copper Run is continuing to help execute our add-on strategy, and we look forward to continuing our growth with their team.”


~Alan Peyrat, Senior Partner

The Riverside Company

“We are excited to welcome the Metal-Fab team to Olympic Steel. Metal-Fab brings strongly aligned values and operating principles as well as a great track record of producing quality venting and filtration products with steady, consistent results. Copper Run was a valuable resource that provided guidance and hands-on support every step of the way through Olympic Steel’s second largest acquisition in company history. Copper Run has been a valuable partner to Olympic Steel as we continue our growth strategy by acquiring well-run organizations in the metal-intensive product manufacturing industry.”


~Zach Siegal, VP Strategic Development
Olympic Steel, Inc.

“We are excited that Fairwood Brands is now a part of the Crane family of companies. Copper Run originated the deal, and assisted in guiding us through the process successfully. Copper Run has been a true partner to Crane for many years and we look forward to continuing our relationship.”


~Andy Hackett, President
Crane Group

“Copper Run has been a terrific advisor to True North. They identified prospective acquisition candidates that fit our thesis, and ultimately, kick-started our partnership with Huyser.”


~Nick Whitehurst, President
True North Asphalt

“Adding Danver to Valentine Companies is a great fit. Copper Run worked hard to identify great acquisition targets, and ultimately found Danver. They were a great partner from start to finish, and we look forward to continuing to work together. ”


~Max Valentine, CEO
Valentine Companies

“Palmer-Donavin made a strategic decision to be much more proactive and intentional in our M&A efforts. We engaged with Copper Run for buy-side advisory services to initially figure out what we really wanted and where to focus. Once that strategy became clearer, Copper Run helped us successfully negotiate a deal that fulfilled our vision.”


~Robyn Pollina, CEO

“We hired Copper Run to find Irish Roofing the ideal partner and they delivered a great outcome for us. Copper Run introduced us to a number of potential partners and ran a tight process that led to us choosing O2. We were then able to close the sale less than five months after hiring Copper Run. The responsiveness and tenacity of Copper Run was tremendous! We couldn’t be happier with our decision to hire Copper Run and would recommend their services to anyone who asks.”


~Larry Sidebotham and Ju Yang, Co-Owners
Irish Roofing

“Copper Run exceeded our expectations both from a deal flow and an organizational standpoint. We look forward to working with Copper Run again in the future!”


~Steve Linden, Partner

Rockbridge Growth Equity

“Special thanks to the Copper Run team for all their hard work in helping us put this platform together. We’re excited to work with Copper Run to continue to source and build this company over time.”


~Rich Harrison, CEO


“Copper Run did a great job representing R&D Coatings. Copper Run helped us to achieve a conclusion that was more than what we had originally expected. We made a very good decision when we chose Copper Run for this project. Copper Run’s counsel, guidance, advice, and hard work were invaluable and key to completing this transaction. Know that we will certainly be an advocate of Copper Run when given the chance.”


~Buster Weinzerl, President
R&D Coatings

“Thanks go to the Copper Run team for creating and managing our pipeline of targets and ultimately making this introduction. Without them, we might have missed this opportunity.”


~Keith Stinson, President
C.F. Stinson, LLC

“We appreciate the dedication and guidance provided by Copper Run throughout the entire transaction process. Copper Run did exactly what they said they’d do, resulting in a highly successful transaction for me and the other owners. At the end of the day, it’s the results that matter, and Copper Run certainly delivered!”


~Bob Kittle, President and Co-Owner

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