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Shawn Keenan

  • Senior Director
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Biography

Shawn is a Senior Director in Capstone Headwaters' Education & Training investment banking practice.  He is active in mergers & acquisitions, private placements and other financial advisory assignments.  Formerly, Shawn was with Raymond James investment banking, where he focused on deal execution and client development for both public and private companies.  He has over 13 years of investment banking experience and has led execution efforts on over 50 transactions resulting in over $2 billion of proceeds for clients.

Shawn’s previous experience includes serving as an officer in the United States Navy where he achieved the rank of Lieutenant (O-3).  During his naval career he served as a destroyer navigator and communications officer, student naval aviator, and fleet Tomahawk cruise missile officer.  He has previously served as a club officer for both the San Diego and Chicago Gator Clubs, affiliate organizations of the University of Florida Alumni Association.  

Education

J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University - MBA

University of Florida - BA - Business Administration

Registrations & Affiliations

FINRA - Series 7 & 63 - Registered Securities Representative

Industry Coverage

Capstone Headwaters, in collaboration with its...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

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