New Principal in Investment Banking at Merit Harbor Group

Raj Kapur has joined the Merit Harbor Group advisory and investment banking services offering as a principal.
TACOMA, Wash. - July 9, 2014 - PRLog -- Merit Harbor Group, a regional M&A, Investment Banking, and Advisory Firm dedicated to helping CEO’s and Entrepreneurs create, grow, optimize and capture their enterprise value, today announced the appointment of Mr. Raj Kapur as a Principal in the firm’s M&A practice.

In his new role, Mr. Kapur will leverage his extensive domestic and international finance, strategy and operations expertise and serve as a senior contributor to the M&A practice. He will be based in Portland, OR.

Raj has over 25 years’ experience with Global Corporate Development and P&L management; he is deeply rooted in Technology, Financial Services and Aerospace industries. His past experiences comprise of C-Suite and Senior positions with Intel Capital Corporation, Citigroup, American Express and Honeywell Aerospace.

His expertise includes creating significant enterprise value in Technology, Financial services & Aerospace via strategy formulation, structured finance including mergers and acquisitions and through forging appropriate partnerships and strategic alliances. Mr. Kapur’ s experience includes global IP acquisitions  through licensing, joint ventures and M&A activities, launch of new products and services and major re-engineering across global corporations.

“Mr. Kapur will be a great asset to our team. Raj has excellent Sell-side and Buy-side experience as well as significant strategic corporate divestiture experience and will lead our technology practice domestically and internationally”, said Craig Dickens, CEO of Merit Harbor Group. “Given Raj’s broad experience in Technology and Financial Services and operational expertise we see Raj greatly assisting clients in forming strategic alliances, accelerating their growth, and capturing their value in an M&A event.”

Kapur is bringing his considerable experience to companies in the following segments:

Mobile – Payments, security and commerce.
Financial Services – Operations, scale, growth alliances
Tech / Tech enabled Services
Corporate Divestiture and buy-side strategy and mandates

“I am excited to be working with the team at Merit Harbor Group and look forward to serving clients who may be at an inflection point regarding disruptive technologies and help scaling the resulting opportunities” said Mr. Kapur. “I appreciate Merit Harbor Group’s holistic approach to helping company owners craft strategy, create and capture value in potential M&A transactions. The Mobile security and payment platform marketplace is moving rapidly and companies that have a strategic advisor and investment banker on their team will be able to move nimbly. This could very well be the difference between winning and losing in the marketplace.”

Mr. Kapur serves clients as CEO Advisor, Corporate Development Strategist, Operations Consultant, and Advisory Board Member. Raj’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) and an MBA from the University of Houston. He is the proud recipient of the Fred J. Heyne fellowship for academic excellence and the co-author of the award winning thesis on Wind Energy. For more Information on Mr. Kapur visit

About Merit Harbor Group
Merit Harbor Group, Inc. is a regional M&A, Investment Banking and Advisory firm dedicated to helping CEO’s and Entrepreneurs create, grow, optimize and capture their enterprise value in an increasingly complex market. Operating in the Pacific Northwest with offices in Seattle/ Tacoma and Portland, Merit Harbor Group professionals work closely with clients to increase their company’s value and profitability as well as prepare them for an M&A event or raise growth capital to accelerate their growth.  The Company concentrates on helping lower middle market companies from 10mm – 100mm in sales.  More information can be found at

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