Stuart Knott Joins CCA as Managing Director


by | Jan 26, 2023


Baltimore, MD, JANUARY 26, 2023—Chesapeake Corporate Advisors (CCA) is pleased to announce that Stuart Knott has joined the firm as a Managing Director. Knott brings a unique and creative perspective based on 20 years of experience in the middle market as both an investment banker and a private equity investor.

Knott has advised both buyers and sellers through the closing of highly successful transactions that achieve optimal outcomes for his clients. He also brings the benefit of his experience in a senior-level role with a regional PE firm, affording him a first-hand understanding of what attracts investors to sellers. His breadth of expertise includes leading buyouts, recapitalizations, acquisition financing, and growth capital mandates.

In his new role with CCA, Knott will source M&A opportunities and lead investment banking engagements on behalf of middle market clients, developing and implementing effective strategies for taking the business through the next phase of its journey.

“I’ve always focused on developing strong relationships and helping my clients through what might be the most important business decision of their life,” Stuart said. “By focusing on the end goal and not losing sight of the forest for the trees, I help my clients close successful transactions that meet their personal and professional goals.” He adds that he was especially eager to bring this experience to a firm with a sterling reputation and to work in CCA’s collegial atmosphere.

“We are very excited to have Stuart on the CCA team. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge that will directly benefit our clients” stated Charlie Maskell, Founder & CEO of CCA.

Knott has held partner and director-level roles with a regional PE firm and previously served as a vice president with KPMG Corporate Finance, a global, middle market-focused investment bank. He holds an MBA with a finance concentration from the University of Maryland and a bachelor’s degree from Boston College.

About Chesapeake Corporate Advisors

Chesapeake Corporate Advisors is a boutique investment banking and corporate advisory firm providing strategic advisory services (value creation) and investment banking services (value realization) to companies with revenues between $10 million and $200 million. For more information, visit or call 410.537.5988.

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