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Clayton Capital Partners is Proud to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Clayton Capital Partners is Proud to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

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ST. LOUIS – Clayton Capital Partners (CCP) -  one of the nation's top independent investment banking firms for the middle market - is proud to celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2021. Founded in 2001 in St. Louis by Kevin Short and Paula Reeb, Clayton Capital Partners grew to incorporate a national footprint less than a decade after its founding, including expansion to the Dallas and Denver markets.

Over the last two decades Clayton Capital Partners has been recognized and awarded by multiple industry leaders. CCP has been awarded Best M&A Investment Banking Firm and the Wealth & Finance Investment Bank of the Year, among other honors, and Thomson Reuters, FactSet Mergerstat, Investment Dealers’ Digest and Axial have all ranked Clayton Capital Partners as a top U.S. M&A firm, often Top 10. In addition to industry recognition, CCP has also financially supported many nonprofit and educational organizations in each market it serves, strengthening local communities where its employees live and work.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, Clayton Capital Partners continued to close lucrative deals for their clients, contributing to the St. Louis and national economy when other businesses were closing their doors. “Our ability to sustain and grow Clayton Capital Partners during a global pandemic is a testament to our successful business model, and our will-to-win attitude. We are honored to have served more than 300 clients locally and nationally over the past two decades and look forward to the impact we’ll make during the coming years with our partners by our side,” says Kevin Short.

Learn more about Clayton Capital Partners at

About Kevin Short: Founder, Managing Partner, and CEO of Clayton Capital Partners

Kevin Short is the Managing Partner and CEO of Clayton Capital Partners, an investment banking firm specializing in merger and acquisition advisement. A recognized leader in purchase and sale transactions of mid-size businesses spanning a wide range of industries, Kevin has orchestrated more than 300 purchase/sale transactions with an aggregate value of more than $1 billion. Kevin is also an internationally recognized author of two books, including the award-winning “Sell Your Business for an Outrageous Price” published by AMACOM. The book synthesizes Kevin’s experience in selling mid-size companies ($10-$250MM in value) for twice the industry average. The book has received 11 awards, including several international. Learn more about Kevin Short at

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