John Snead

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.

John holds an MBA from the University of Birmingham, a BS in Accounting from the University of Wolverhampton and is CFA qualified.