Jacob Voorhees

  • Head of M&A
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Biography

Jacob brings over 15 years of experience to the Capstone Headwaters investment banking team. As one of the founding members of Capstone Partners, he helped build Capstone’s brand over the past decade until the merger with Headwaters MB in late 2017.  Today, Jacob serves as the Head of M&A.  Jacob has proved himself to be a talented deal maker with an unyielding commitment to his clients and has established himself and our firm as a leader in various industries including education and training, consumer products and business services sectors. He is a highly accomplished leader and serves as a strong mentor and role model to our developing professionals.

Formerly, Jacob was with Andersen Corporate Finance LLC, where he focused his efforts on the software and direct marketing industries.  He started his career in New York City with Rabobank International, a multi‐national Dutch investment bank in Utrecht, the Netherlands.  While at Rabobank International, Jacob worked in the mergers and acquisitions group focusing on cross‐border transactions in South and Latin America in the consumer products, food & beverage industries.

Additionally, Jacob founded Sophie’s Fund which provides college scholarships and financial support to homeless youth.

 

Education

Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology  - MBA

Cornell University - BS

Registrations & Affiliations

FINRA - Series 7 & 63 Registered General Securities Representative

Industry Coverage

Early into 2019, the Post-Secondary Education (PSE) industry has already seen a significant rise in merger and acquisition (M&A) activity. Year-to-date (YTD), 24 transactions have been announced or closed—roughly double that of YTD 2018. The uptick in M&A reinforces the fact that the PSE market is finally reaching a healthy state where buyers are coming back to the table.Read more

The COVID-19 pandemic has ignited a transformation in the Education industry by necessitating the widespread adoption of technological tools and validating the crucial role that education technology must play in both the short and long-term.  Operators in the space have also sought to fulfill the immediate needs of the evolving market.  Many education technology companies have offered online courses to assist the needs of the remote workforce and to provide training for teachers using distance learning methods and platforms.Read more

Capstone Headwaters has released its Q2 eLearning, Corporate, & Professional Training Coverage Report, the report discusses how COVID-19 has accelerated the demand for online learning and highlights how leading public players Cornerstone (Nasdaq:CSOD), Pluralsight (Nasdaq:PS), and GP Strategies (NYSE:GPX) have been impacted by the pandemic.Read more