Benton Sturt

Associate

Education and Certification:

Benton graduated cum laude from the University of Utah, where he earned a degree in Finance. He holds Series 7, Series 63, and Series 79 licenses with FINRA.

Professional Experience:

At Meridian, Benton works as an analyst with a focus on the healthcare and consumer industries. Prior to joining Meridian, Benton worked within the Investment Management Division of Goldman Sachs. At Goldman, he was a part of the alternative investments (AIMS) group providing investment solutions to large corporate, endowments, sovereigns, and private clients. Benton was involved in evaluating and tracking primary, secondary, and co-led private equity investments.

Community Service and Involvement:

Benton was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah which instilled in him a love for outdoor recreation. He is an avid golfer and enjoys cycling, triathlon, skiing, tennis, and hiking with his wife, Grace.

 

Recent deals

Acquired by

Blast Deflectors, Inc. (BDI)

Blast Deflectors, Inc. is the leading provider of jet blast deflectors (“JBD”) and ground run-up enclosures (“GRE”) to airports globally.

Transaction Description

Acquired by by Hanover Partners in partnership with Greyrock Capital Group and Northstar Capital

Industry Sector

Industrials, Aerospace

Target Country

Buyer Country

Client Location

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Brian Murphy
Contact

Brian Murphy

t: (206) 224-6156
e: bmurphy@meridianllc.com email

Bruce Pym
Contact

Bruce Pym

t: (206) 224-6158
e: bpym@meridianllc.com email

Contact

Benton Sturt

t: 206-224-6159
e: bsturt@meridianllc.com email

Contact

Joe Hiefield

t: (206) 529-4200
e: jhiefield@meridianllc.com email

Acquired by

Smith and Greene

Smith and Greene is a leading Northwest distributor of food service equipment and supplies.

Transaction Description

Smith & Greene Company was acquired by Edward Don & Company (“DON”), a portfolio company of Vestar Capital Partners.

Industry Sector

Business Services

Target Country

US

Buyer Country

US

Client Location

Kent, WA

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Brian Murphy
Contact

Brian Murphy

t: (206) 224-6156
e: bmurphy@meridianllc.com email

Contact

Benton Sturt

t: 206-224-6159
e: bsturt@meridianllc.com email

Acquired by

BTI

BTI is an inventor of rapid bio-detection technology.

Transaction Description

Purchased by NYSE listed company.

Industry Sector

Healthcare & Life Sciences, Technology

Target Country

US

Buyer Country

US

Client Location

Bozeman, MT

Transaction Type

Mergers and Acquisitions

Bruce Pym
Contact

Bruce Pym

t: (206) 224-6158
e: bpym@meridianllc.com email

Contact

Benton Sturt

t: 206-224-6159
e: bsturt@meridianllc.com email