D.A. Davidson Names Eric Stetler as Head of M&A, Investment Banking

April 10, 2024

D.A. Davidson & Co. announced today that its Investment Banking business has appointed Eric Stetler, Managing Director, to Head of M&A. In his new role, Stetler will provide senior M&A origination and execution support to D.A. Davidson’s industry teams, and further enhance M&A product and market knowledge throughout the business. He will continue to lead the firm’s Machinery & Equipment sector coverage and primarily support the Consumer and Diversified Industrials groups.

“Eric has made a significant impact on our business with his leadership as part of the Diversified Industrials group,” commented Rory McKinney, President of Equity Capital Markets at D.A. Davidson. “Strength of advice is deeply rooted in our heritage and is critical to the firm’s future. Eric is highly committed to driving great outcomes for our clients and has a proven track record with many years of recognized success. We felt it was the right time to create this new role and he is the right person to further build on our M&A capabilities. We are thrilled to have Eric embrace these additional responsibilities while continuing his industrial sector coverage.”

Based in Chicago, Stetler joined D.A. Davidson in 2021 and quickly established himself as a highly knowledgeable and experienced M&A advisor. Prior to joining the firm, he spent more than a dozen years with Baird in its Chicago and Milwaukee offices. During his career, Stetler has completed nearly 100 combined M&A, equity and financing transactions representing over $20 billion of disclosed enterprise value.

“M&A is a key driver of investment banking business for D.A. Davidson Equity Capital Markets and this role has strong synergy with our focus on financial sponsors, public companies, and privately held and founder-backed businesses,” said McKinney. “As our investment bank continues to grow, we are serving more clients and they have increasingly complex needs for top-tier guidance. With Eric’s leadership, we are poised to better provide middle market clients with best-in-class advice and execution through our true full-service platform.”

D.A. Davidson Investment Banking is a leading full-service investment bank that offers comprehensive financial advisory and capital markets expertise. The group has extensive transaction experience serving middle-market clients worldwide across four industry verticals: consumer, diversified industrials, financial institutions, and technology. Together with its European strategic partner, MCF Corporate Finance, D.A. Davidson originates and executes transatlantic M&A transactions under the common brand of D.A. Davidson MCF International.

About D.A. Davidson Companies

D.A. Davidson Companies is an employee-owned financial services firm offering a range of financial services and advice to individuals, corporations, institutions and municipalities nationwide. Founded in 1935 with corporate headquarters in Great Falls, Montana, and regional headquarters in Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Omaha and Seattle, the company has approximately 1,600 employees and offices in 29 states.

Subsidiaries include: D.A. Davidson & Co., a full-service investment firm providing wealth management, investment banking, equity and fixed income capital markets services, and advice; Davidson Investment Advisors, a professional asset management firm; and D.A. Davidson Trust Company, a trust and wealth management company.