Special Situations

What makes us different?

From distressed municipal debt to specialty telecommunications, our Special Situations team identifies unique investment and strategic ideas that fall outside of our core sectors, diving deep into the issues that focus on distressed or event-driven opportunities. This means constantly reevaluating ways to produce differentiated analysis that allows our clients to better understand regulatory pressure and legislative trends.

We live in the weeds.

In order to identify unique, non-traditional investment themes, our analysts strive to become experts on the opaque policy details. We sift through murky comment letters, proposed rules, agency publications, and legislative drafts. We also attend public hearings and visit the municipal bond issuers we cover in person in search of insight and conclusions often missed by others. Throughout our continued coverage, our analysts have built strong relationships with current and former senior officials in the United States and its territories, leading financial advisory firms, and vital members of the business community. These relationships allow us to closely track volatile situations and ensure that our coverage considers the viewpoints of those closest to the issues we cover. Capstone prides itself on digging deep to cut through the noise to provide context and differentiated insights.

Selected Issues

Distressed municipal debt of Puerto Rico, Detroit, and Illinois
TXU/Energy Future Holdings Restructuring
Gaming
Merger arbitrage

Trucking and transportation
Product liability claims
Net metering policies
For-profit education

Connect with us

Our Latest Insights

Financial Literacy is a Smart Emerging ESG Bet

Financial Literacy is a Smart Emerging ESG Bet

By: Charlie Nocker May 31, 2022 — Last month was financial literacy month in the US—a designation that has been in place since 2004— which included the typical congressional proclamations, appeals for more financial literacy education in high school,  as well as...

Plasma’s Promise: America’s Liquid Gold

Plasma’s Promise: America’s Liquid Gold

By: Grace Totman May 23, 2022 — Earlier this year, I spent a handful of afternoons at a BioLife Plasma Services center just outside of Washington, DC. What started as background research for a Capstone due diligence project turned into a behind-the-scenes insight into...