Stax promotes Paul Edwards to global practice leader

01 June 2023 2 min. read
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Stax, an M&A strategy consulting firm, has promoted Paul Edwards to global practice leader. He is based in the firm’s Boston headquarters.

Edwards, who has been with Stax for 18 years, will now oversee development and execution of the firm’s strategy.

Stax specializes in commercial due diligence, value creation, and exit planning for private equity firms, portfolio companies, hedge funds, and investment banks. The consultancy has more than 300 global professionals across offices in Boston, Chicago, New York, London, and Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Stax has completed more than 5,000 projects since its founding in 1994 and has advised on $500 billion in total deal value.

“This new role for Paul will bolster our planful growth strategy and enable Stax to lead client engagements in a manner which will drive and deliver the most value for our clients and their processes as we experience significant growth across client types, verticals, products, markets, and geographies,” said Jayson Traxler, who was appointed president last year.

Stax promotes Paul Edwards to global practice leader

Edwards has more than 20 years of experience with a focus on providing transaction support and growth strategy advice to large private equity firms. He has deep expertise delivering data-driven analysis to support investment strategies in industrial, agriculture, education, technology, and transportation sectors.

He most recently served as senior managing director and head of the private equity practice at Stax. Before joining the firm in 2005, Edwards was a consultant at STS Research Group, where he provided strategic research and industry analysis to clients in transportation, aviation, and defense.

Before that, he founded and ran BtG UK, a global education consulting firm. Earlier in his career, Edwards was an analyst at PwC UK.

He has an MBA from the European School of Business Management, UK and a bachelor’s degree in material science and industrial management from the University of Wales.

“We have built a business solely focused on private equity at all stages of ownership, and our offerings and go-to-market map to this unique investment cycle. Stax is now at an inflection point in terms of growth, where we are looking to enhance our value proposition to our PE clients and ensure collaborating with us is as hand-in-glove as it can be,” said Edwards. “As Stax continues to rapidly expand the firm and our offerings, we want to make sure our entire business advances in a way which retains our industry-leading client centricity; delivering the right content to the right clients at the right time, as true partners.”

Stax earlier this year promoted Palash Misra to managing director in its Boston office.