Human Capital

Charter’s human capital practice team is led by Mike Palm, Director, Elisa Berger, Vice President, and Mike Welch, Associate. The team has deep sector knowledge to help you navigate the industry’s constant change. This knowledge is a result of over 30 years of experience working with companies in the space. The lower middle market is filled with a fragmented set of human capital companies who fit squarely with Charter’s size and industry expertise.

The growing trend of outsourced services in the human capital industry will drive continued growth, while the increasing complexity of human resources and staffing will demand vigilance and compliance.  It is important to have an advisor in your corner who understands the details and complexities of your business and can help you assess M&A opportunities that may present themselves.

Charter’s human capital industry practice team provides targeted merger and acquisition advisory and capital raising expertise to the industry. By maintaining a strong focus on staffing companies, Charter’s industry bankers have a deep understanding of trends and value drivers across the sector and maintain ongoing dialogue with the acquirer and investor universe. The human capital industry practice at Charter has a growing track record of helping clients sell to strategic acquirers and value-added private equity groups across the industry landscape.

Sector Focus




Executive Placement


Executive coaching and training



Payroll providers

Benefit providers

Outsourced HR

As one of the few investment banking firms with a dedicated human capital practice, Charter has a compelling edge in directing businesses through buy, sell, and capital raise transactions. The human capital team at Charter leverages a proven track record, knowledge of active buyers and sellers, and awareness of human capital market dynamics to help facilitate the best outcome for businesses operating in the industry.

Human Capital practice team: Elisa Berger, Mike Welch, and Mike Palm.
Human Capital practice team: Elisa Berger, Mike Welch, and Mike Palm.
Human Capital Industry Update Q4 2021

M&A Insights

To learn more about industry trends, download our most recent quarterly update. Access Now >

Industry Transactions


  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Scroll to Top