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Jesse Betzner

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Biography

Jesse joined Capstone Headwaters in 2018 and currently serves as a Director with the Boston investment banking team. His primary responsibilities include producing process materials, performing financial analysis, identifying strategic and financial buyers, managing the due diligence process, and many other deal-related tasks. 

Prior to joining Capstone, Jesse gained over 7 years of M&A, Corporate Finance and Entrepreneurship experience, including several years at J.P. Morgan in New York City. While with J.P. Morgan, Jesse worked in the Diversified Industries and Latin America M&A teams, advising clients across various sectors in both domestic and cross-border transactions. More recently, he gained investor relations and corporate development experience at B2W Digital, a leading e-commerce company backed by 3G Capital, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

In addition to his native English, Jesse also speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

Education

London Business School - MBA

Georgetown University - BS - Finance and International Business

Registrations & Affiliations

FINRA - Series 79 Registered Investment Banking Representative

Industry Coverage

Companies in the space have been forced to rapidly adapt their business models amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as state-mandated lockdowns restricted in-store sales and consumer spending retracted due to job losses and economic uncertainty.  The technology changes that were accelerated and the possibilities that were illuminated during this era will undoubtedly reshape much of the Retail industry going forward as winners and losers are assessed in the aftermath of the pandemic and their business models replicated. Read more

Uncertainties surrounding the impending global economic and geopolitical outlook have prompted acquirers and sellers to explore merger and acquisition (M&A) opportunities while the market remains flush with financing and subsequent deal activity.Read more

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