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Anant Vashi

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Biography

Anant joined Capstone Headwaters after several years in investment banking sourcing capital for early and growth stage companies. Prior to investment banking, Anant worked with Sun Mountain Capital, a $90 million New Mexico-based co-investment fund focused on emerging technologies and economic development within the state. Prior to that, Anant worked as a Senior Associate for Mesa Capital Partners, a private equity fund which invests in growth opportunities in the service, manufacturing and technology areas. Anant began his private equity career with MWV Pinnacle, a $23 million fund mandated to invest in minority owned or managed companies. In addition to his investment banking and private equity positions, Anant has also worked in several corporate roles, including as CFO for an early stage transportation technology company and as Director of Corporate Development and FP&A for two middle market private equity sponsored companies.

Education

Case Western Reserve University - MBA - Weatherhead School of Business

New School University - MA - Economics

St. John’s College - BA

Industry Coverage

 In Q2 2020, Echo Global Logistics (Nasdaq:ECHO) (“Echo”), C.H. Robinson Worldwide (Nasdaq:CHRW) (“CHRW”), and privately owned brokerages that Capstone spoke with have all said the same thing: Q2 was volatile.Read more

Capstone Headwaters has released its Q1 2020 Transportation & Logistics Public Earnings Update, reporting that public markets have taken notice of trucking companies that have strong balance sheets and the ability to weather freight recessions.Read more

From 2018 to 2019, transaction activity in the industry increased a significant 31%, climbing from 64 announced or closed mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in 2018 to 84 in 2019.  Buyer demographics have shifted over the past year to comprise a large share of private buyers, as fragmented players seek to expand their capabilities and geographic presence.Read more