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John Snead

  • Managing Director
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John Snead is responsible for managing Capstone’s Central European investment banking activities.  John joined Capstone following its merger in 2012 with the corporate finance firm he founded in London, Grenport Limited. He operated Grenport for seven years prior to the transaction with Capstone providing strategic and corporate finance advice to middle market companies in Europe.  John has executed well over 100 transactions, a large number which have been cross border.
John’s primary focus is advising middle market companies in the high tech industry on mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructuring and financing transactions with specific expertise in the software, IT services and Communications sectors.  John also oversees transactions in the engineering and business consulting sectors. John possess over 25 years of experience in the investment banking and financial markets gained in a variety of roles in London and Silicon Valley.  Previously John served as a Managing Director in Kroll’s corporate finance group, Director in Arthur Andersen’s Corporate Finance Practice as well as positions at KPMG and Morgan Grenfell.


University of Birmingham - MBA

University of Wolverhampton - BS - Accounting

Registrations & Affiliations

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

Corporate Finance Qualification (CF) 

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) _ Regulated

Industry Coverage

Traditionally, fixed phone line services, Internet connectivity, mobile telecommunications, and TV services (terrestrial, cable, and satellite) have been delivered as discrete services by...Read more

M&A activity in the cable network equipment industry has increased substantially since the recessionary period of 2008-2009. Since then, activity has risen more than 30%, and the number of...Read more

M&A activity in the electronic components industry has remained steady since 2009, but activity lags pre‐recession levels. As of October 31, there have been 52 transactions closed in 2013. In...Read more