As STS Capital celebrates its 20th anniversary, we pause to reflect on the remarkable journey that has led us to this significant milestone. From our inception in 2003, when founder Rob Follows embarked on a mission to redefine the world of M&A, to our present status as a global leader, our path has been marked by exceptional achievements that have shaped our legacy.
Building an Empowered Network
Over the years, STS Capital has become a powerhouse of knowledge and expertise. With more than 33 Managing Directors globally, our leadership team continues to expand, infusing diverse experience and strategic insights into every client engagement, providing our clients with an unforgettable journey to an Extraordinary Exit.
Expanding into Europe in 2008 was a pivotal moment for STS Capital, allowing us to establish a global presence and broaden our impact as a globally-recognized M&A firm. Our growth over the years has been expansive, with our footprint extending to over 30 cities worldwide. We continue to broaden our global network, strengthening our ability to provide exceptional service to clients worldwide, with a network comprising over 4,200 experts and advisors.
Milestones that Define Us
Our journey is punctuated by pivotal milestones that have defined our path. In 2015, our efforts were recognized when STS won the prestigious Deal of the Year award at the 14th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. This accolade underscored our commitment to delivering exceptional results for our clients and solidified our position as industry leaders. In 2018, we launched our innovative ValueMax program, which empowers businesses to achieve Extraordinary Exits by preparing for optimal timing and outcomes. In 2023, the Real Leaders Impact Award acknowledged our commitment to generating philanthropic and impact capital through M&A. This award highlights companies making positive social and environmental changes, and we are honored to stand among such purpose-driven organizations.
Looking Ahead to a Bright Future
As we celebrate this landmark anniversary, we anticipate the chapters yet to be written. Our recent rebranding in 2020, symbolized by a door frame representing “Extraordinary Exits,” serves as a beacon for our mission. The journey continues, with more remarkable milestones on the horizon, as we remain steadfast in our commitment to guiding businesses toward an Extraordinary Exit.
Thank you for being part of STS Capital’s remarkable journey. As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, we are honored to have walked this path of success, growth, and impact. Our dedication to empowering entrepreneurs and private and family business owners remains as strong as ever. Join us in commemorating this milestone by exploring our journey through our shared milestones. As we look forward to the next stage of innovation, excellence, and impact, we invite you to explore the story of our 20 years through the milestones that define us.