Steven M. Rathbone is a Managing Director within the Investment Banking group. He has more than 15 years of experience providing strategic advisory and corporate financial services, with a primary focus on sell-side mergers and acquisitions. He is experienced at all stages of middle market transactions, from origination, to execution, through to closing.

Steve's expertise spans a wide range of industries but is most concentrated in business services (information technology and managed services; communications, and general outsourced services), diversified industrials (industrial and facilities services; industrial distribution; equipment rental and sales; transportation and logistics), and automotive (tire distribution, manufacturing, and services; parts and wheels distribution). Steve has completed numerous cross-border transactions within these sectors, representing clients in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom, including Richardson Eyres and Digital Media Services (business services – domestic and cross-border); National Tyres, Choice, and Resource Tyres (tires - international); Mag-Trol (industrial distribution); JZ Partners, The Jordan Company, and Pacific Equity Partners (domestic and international private equity).

Prior to joining Stout, Steve was a Managing Director at HT Capital Advisors and earlier was a Vice President with iQ Venture Partners, a New York-based investment bank specializing in capital raising for early-stage companies, private equity funds, and hedge funds.

Steve supports numerous charities and initiatives aiding children, teens, and adults globally, including World Vision, a charity organization dedicated to working with communities worldwide; BeyondBlue, an Australian initiative focused on mental health support for young people; and Bears of Hope, a pregnancy and infant loss support organization.