Investment Banking

Ken Wasik

Managing Director

Expertise: Consumer
Sector Focus: Consumer Products & Services

Direct: (212) 891-1777


Mr. Wasik brings over 20 years of investment banking experience covering branded consumer companies, retailers and high growth sectors within household goods, health & beauty, sports & leisure, consumer services, specialty retailing and direct marketing. He has advised domestic and international clients on a wide range of strategic and transactional services including M&A advisory, public and private equity offerings, debt placements, management buyouts and financial restructurings. Mr. Wasik specializes in advising high growth, dynamic companies in emerging sectors and channels. Recent transactions have included advisory roles for a premium branded skin care company, a national retailer of sporting goods, the leading content provider of independent musicians, the largest e-book publisher, the fastest growing e-commerce seller of larger consumer electronics, an international luxury goods company, a high growth specialty retailer of household goods and a direct marketer of beauty products.

Mr. Wasik speaks regularly at industry conferences and has testified on numerous occasions as an expert witness in branded consumer products and retail. Prior to joining Stephens, Mr. Wasik was the head of the Consumer, Food, and Retail Group at Houlihan Lokey. Prior to that, Mr. Wasik worked in the Consumer Products and Retail Group at UBS. Mr. Wasik holds an MBA from Columbia University with Honors and a BS from St. Joseph’s University.

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