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Shawn Keenan

  • Director
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Biography

Shawn is a Director in Capstone Headwaters' Tampa office.  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 10 years of investment banking experience and has led execution efforts on over 40 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

Prior Firm Deal Experience

  • Advised Insurance Claims Adjuster on Acquisition by Brown & Brown Insurance
  • Advised Fireside Bank on sale of auto finance receivables to Consumer Portfolio Services
  • Advised Preferred Professional Insurance Company on its Acquisition by Coverys

Industry Coverage

Capstone Headwaters has published its 2019 Year in Review of the eLearning, Corporate & Professional Training industry.  Amid the tight U.S. job market, retaining and developing individuals within an organization remains a top priority and buyers are most frequently targeting companies that offer talent management solutions including employee development and/or coaching.  Read more

Heightened merger and acquisition (M&A) activity has been fueled by persistent demand for disruptive and scalable technology as industry operators seek to expand product offerings and market share. Read more

Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity has been strong in the industry both domestically and internationally, as buyers seek to consolidate the market and become premium cross-border education service providers. Notably, both Chinese company Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited (NYSE:BEDU) and U.K.-based Busy Bees Childcare Limited expanded into new geographic territories this year including the U.S.Read more