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Skyway Hires Veteran Banker Kenneth P. Cherven

Skyway is pleased to announce that Mr. Kenneth Cherven has joined its investment banking team as a Managing Director based in the Tampa Office, working with companies to access growth capital or sell their businesses. Cherven, a lifelong resident of Pinellas County, has over thirty-five years of banking experience in the Tampa Bay area.  He has been […]

Skyway Capital Markets Expands Atlanta Team – Adds to RIA Coverage

Skyway welcomes Claudia Augenbroe and Julia Rivera to its growing Atlanta team and expands James Teague’s role, to include a focus on the Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) channel for Skyway’s managing broker-dealer platform. Claudia Augenbroe serves as Vice President, Operations. In this role, Ms Augenbroe supports the capital raising activities of the managing broker dealer […]

Skyway Completes Fully Subscribed $170 Million Capital Raise with Mill Green Partners

Skyway Capital Markets served as Managing Dealer for the Atlanta, Ga-based Mill Green Partners in a fully subscribed capital raise for Millgreen Opportunity Fund VIII. The Fund will be managed by Mill Green Partners, LLC (“MGP”). MGP Opportunity Fund VIII will provide equity capital for Class A apartment development projects for seven experienced development companies. Mill Green […]

Skyway expands to Miami, hiring Kevin Gordon to lead the effort

Skyway has hired Kevin Gordon as part of expansion plans for South Florida. Mr. Gordon will serve as a Managing Director in the Investment Banking practice and will focus on adding capacity to facilitate strategic growth objectives in South Florida. Focused on middle-market companies, Mr. Gordon has negotiated, structured and executed a wide range of […]

Skyway earns spot on Tampa Bay’s Fast 50

For six years in a row, Skyway Capital Markets has earned a spot on the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Fast 50 list of growing companies.  We are always honored to be included alongside such fantastic, enterprising organizations. Congratulations to all of our hard working colleagues who make this happen. Tampa Bay is a great place […]

Skyway Welcomes New Business Development Lead

Skyway Capital Markets is pleased to announce Kevin Smith has joined its Investment Banking team as Senior Vice President, overseeing Business Development. Before joining Skyway, Kevin was the Director of Development for Seminole Boosters, Inc., overseeing fundraising and development for Florida State University Athletics. He started his career working for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as […]

Philip Jensen Joins Skyway Team in Unique Skyway/Sponsor Arrangement

Skyway Capital Markets is pleased to announce Philip Jensen has been named Managing Director. In his role, Mr. Jensen will be primarily focused on Skyway’s capital formation and fundraising activities for one of its energy sponsors, where Jensen will also serve as Head of Capital Markets. This unique Skyway/Sponsor arrangement reflects Skyway’s long-term strategy to […]

Skyway Capital Markets Hires Keith Hodgdon, Expands Investment Banking Team

Skyway Capital Markets is pleased to announce Keith Hodgdon has joined its Investment Banking team as Managing Director, expanding Skyway’s growing advisory practice providing merger and acquisition (M&A) services for founder-led and family-owned businesses. In bringing his significant investment banking experience to Skyway, Mr. Hodgdon will draw upon his 20+ years of capital markets and […]

Skyway Announces Growth Investment from Chartwell Investments Entrepreneur & Founder Capital into Guardian Fleet Services

Skyway Capital Markets  is pleased to announce a growth investment by Chartwell Investments Entrepreneur & Founder Capital (“CHIEF Capital”) into Palm Beach, FL based Guardian Fleet Services. Skyway served as the exclusive advisor to Guardian Fleet Services. Backcast Partners, Morgan Stanley Private Credit and Source Capital partnered with CHIEF Capital in this transformational growth financing. Headquartered […]

Local Investment Banking Firm Marks 20th Anniversary, Looks Ahead

Skyway Capital Markets Chairman Marty Traber, Managing Partner Roger Overby, and other firm executives recently sat down to offer an inside look at the origins of the investment bank as it marked its 20th anniversary, and to provide a view of where they see the market heading. Skyway has built a robust business focusing on […]

Skyway Opens Atlanta Office in Buckhead

Skyway has opened an office in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood, adding capacity to facilitate strategic growth objectives– this will be the first satellite office for the firm. The new office opens with four employees and a move to grow the team quickly. “Atlanta is a thriving, growing market and considered the capital of the south with Buckhead […]

With a Two-Year Revenue Growth of 266% Skyway Capital Markets Ranks No. 77 on Inc. Magazine’s Regional List

Inc. magazine this week revealed that Skyway Capital Markets is No. 77 on its third annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: Southeast list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing Southeast private companies, based in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list […]

Skyway Capital Markets Promotes Jack Murray

Skyway Capital Markets is pleased to announce Jack Murray has been promoted to Senior Vice President on the Investment Banking team where he will continue leading transactional progression and business development efforts across all industry sectors. Murray joined Skyway as an Associate in 2017. Since then, his role has continued to expand to include deal […]

Tampa Bay Business Journal: Fintechs need to pace growth if they want to work with banks, Tampa leaders say

Banking is the business of risk and for that reason, it’s highly regulated. That presents challenges for fintech startups that are disrupting the industry with new innovations. Local fintech startup founder Brian Alvarez-Bailey discussed how community banks and fintechs can overcome obstacles to forge partnerships with Skyway Capital Markets Senior Managing Director Jeff Hunt at Synapse Summit […]

Skyway Promotes Paul Klein

Skyway Capital Markets is pleased to announce Paul Klein has been promoted to Vice President on the Investment Banking team where he will continue focusing on Merger and Acquisitions and corporate finance efforts across a variety of industries.Paul joined Skyway in June 2020 as an Associate. Prior to Skyway, he was a Senior Associate at KPMG […]

Oskar Mossberg Joins Skyway Capital Markets’ Broker Dealer Team

Oskar Mossberg has joined Skyway Capital Markets’ Managing Broker Dealer Solutions Team as a Senior Associate of Business Development with a primary focus on expanding sales and distribution efforts across the country. Prior to joining Skyway, Mr. Mossberg spent seven years as a Senior Internal Wholesaler at Raymond James Investment Management, a wholly-owned subsidiary of […]

Skyway Returns to Synapse

Synapse Florida is Florida’s premier innovation celebration and this year’s incredible lineup features keynote speakers Steve Case, Co-Founder of AOL and CEO of Revolution Fund; Cathie Wood, CEO & Chief Investment Officer of ARK Invest; and Ally Love, Peloton Instructor & CEO, Love Squad and others. We believe Synapse represents the future of Florida, finding the […]

Skyway Capital Markets Promotes Jeff Hunt to Senior Managing Director

Skyway Capital Markets is pleased to announce Jeff Hunt has been promoted to Senior Managing Director of the Investment Banking team, expanding his role within the company with a focus on the financial institutions and financial technology practices. Hunt joined Skyway in August 2022 in a return to investment banking after spending the last ten years […]

Skyway COO Greg Mausz Receives Recognitions From Industry Association

Skyway Capital Markets is pleased to announce Greg Mausz, its chief operating officer and senior managing director, has received recognitions by the Alternative & Direct Investment Securities Association (ADISA). During ADISA’s 2022 Annual Conference & Trade Show in Las Vegas last month, Mr. Mausz was named A Champion of Excellence (ACE), the association’s highest honor. “I am honored by this recognition […]

Skyway Capital Markets’ Greg Mausz Receives Highest Industry Award

TAMPA, FL (October 11, 2022) – Skyway Capital Markets is pleased to announce Greg Mausz, its chief operating officer and senior managing director, was named A Champion of Excellence (ACE), by the Alternative & Direct Investment Securities Association (ADISA), the association’s highest honor. The distinguished award was presented to Mr. Mausz and Brad Updike, director […]

Skyway Earns Spot on Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Top 200 Private Companies for the 2nd Consecutive Year

Skyway has earned a spot on Tampa Bay Business Journal’s list of Top 200 Private Companies in Tampa Bay for the second consecutive year, rising to #96.

Skyway Earns Spot on Inc. 5000 for the 3rd Consecutive Year

Skyway has earned a spot on the 2022 Inc. 5000 list of private companies for the third consecutive year. Making the leap to #1666, growing 374% – Skyway was ranked #3148 in 2021.

Skyway Reunites Hunt Brothers After Long Hiatus

Tampa Bay Business Journal sat down with the Hunt brothers to discuss the market climate and working together again after a decade-long hiatus. Read full story here.

Skyway Announces Sale of Deco Truss to Bain Capital Backed US LBM

Skyway is pleased to announce the sale of Deco Truss, a manufacturer and supplier of structural roof and floor trusses to customers in South Florida and the Caribbean, to US LBM, a portfolio company of Bain Capital Private Equity, and a leading distributor of specialty building materials in the United States. Skyway Capital Markets served […]

Skyway Hires Rob Woomer, Expands Broker Dealer Team

Skyway is pleased to announce Rob Woomer has joined as Senior Managing Director.  In his new role, Mr. Woomer will advise best-in-class alternative asset managers, providing comprehensive solutions for capital formation, growth and investor services. Mr. Woomer has 30 years’ experience in various roles in accounting, finance, investment banking and real estate.  Most recently, Mr. […]

Skyway Hires Jeff Hunt, Expands Investment Banking Team

Skyway is pleased to announce Jeff Hunt has joined its Investment Banking team as Managing Director, expanding Skyway Capital Markets’ financial institutions and financial technology practices. Mr. Hunt returns to investment banking after spending the last ten years in various operational roles in the financial services and energy sectors. Prior to joining Skyway, Mr. Hunt […]

Skyway Capital Markets Creates New IT Leadership Role

Tammy Schorr joins Skyway as Vice President of CRM Enterprise Applications and comes to the organization with 23 years of progressive expertise in leadership, revenue growth, technology, and startup operations. Schorr has developed Enterprise CRM solutions for over 13 years and is three times Salesforce certified. In her previous role at Preferred Capital Securities, Tammy […]

Skyway Hires New Chief Operating Officer and Senior Managing Director

Skyway has hired Greg Mausz as chief operating officer and senior managing director.  In his new role, Mausz will be responsible for continuing to enhance Skyway’s infrastructure, oversee due diligence and work with quality asset managers to develop alternative investments for distribution to the independent broker dealer and registered investment advisor (RIA) community.  Mausz will also lead […]

Skyway Announces New SVP of National Accounts

Skyway has hired Shaun O’Leary as senior vice president of national accounts.  In his role O’Leary will responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with broker dealers and registered investment advisors.  In addition to his role in national accounts, O’Leary will also serve to help establish Skyway Capital’s new Atlanta office. O’Leary most recently spent over […]

Skyway Capital Markets Announces Partnership with Rising Golf Star John Pak

Skyway has formalized a sponsorship agreement with professional golfer John Pak that will see the firm’s logo featured on Pak’s golf bag for three years alongside global brands TaylorMade Golf and Nike. Pak, 23, and Skyway Senior Managing Director Roger Overby recently connected when Pak participated in the Skyway Capital Markets Club Car Championship Pro-Am […]

Skyway Announces Sale of Sorensen Companies Inc to Congruex

Skyway is pleased to announce the sale of Sorensen Companies Inc. (“SCI”) to Congruex, a portfolio company of private equity firm Crestview Partners. Skyway Capital Markets served as the exclusive investment banker to SCI for this transaction. SCI, a telecom infrastructure services company, was founded in 1977 by Craig Sorensen and delivers turn-key solutions across […]

Skyway Advises SPAC on $85 Million Medical Technology Merger

Skyway is pleased to announce the merger of SeaStar Medical, Inc. (“SeaStar Medical”), a medical technology company developing extracorporeal therapies to reduce the consequences of excessive inflammation on vital organs, and LMF Acquisition Opportunities, Inc. (Nasdaq: LMAO) (“LMAO”), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company. Skyway served as sole financial and valuation advisor to LMAO […]

Skyway Advises FAIRWINDS Credit Union on Acquisition of Citizens Bank of Florida

Skyway was pleased to represent Fairwinds in this strategic transaction. We expect that cross-industry transactions of this type will continue to benefit both bank shareholders and credit union members.  For more information click here.

Skyway Capital Markets Announces Promotions in Wholesaling Division

Skyway Capital Markets is pleased to announce promotions within its Wholesaling Division. Paul Garvin has been promoted to Vice President of Business Development.  Prior to joining Skyway in 2019, Mr. Garvin worked for large REITs and an investment firm where he gained a strong understanding of the role investors play in the real estate marketplace. James […]

Skyway Announces Sale of Whenever Communications, LLC

Skyway is pleased to announce the sale of Whenever Communications, LLC d/b/a SatellitePhoneStore.com (the “Company”) to private equity firm A111 Capital. Tina Blanco will remain CEO of the Company and will continue to lead and grow the SatellitePhoneStore.com brand. Skyway Capital Markets served as the exclusive investment banker to Whenever Communications for this transaction. SatellitePhoneStore.com […]

Skyway Reflects on 2022 Synapse Summit

Skyway Capital Markets took part in the 2022 Synapse Summit. Events included the Skyway Capital Markets VIP Party, a Slide Insurance investor event, and the main event at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. Our team enjoyed participating in and listening to dynamic panel discussions, learning about new innovative companies in Tampa Bay and ways […]

Skyway Announces $100M Series A Raise for Insurtech Slide

Skyway is pleased to announce an upsized $100 million Series A financing on behalf of client Slide, a new insurance technology startup (insurtech) headquartered in Tampa, FL. Skyway Capital Markets served as the exclusive placement agent to Slide for this transaction. Slide is a full-stack homeowners insurtech company that leverages a dataset in excess of […]

Skyway Announces Sale of Solar Solutions Provider Go Solar Power

Skyway is pleased to announce the sale of Florida-based Go Solar Power, LLC (“Go Solar” or the “Company”) to Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, LLC (“Service Experts”), a portfolio company of global infrastructure investor Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (“Brookfield Infrastructure”). Skyway Capital Markets served as the exclusive investment banker to Go Solar for this transaction. […]

Skyway Welcomes Jim Kenney to Broker Dealer Team

Skyway Capital Markets has hired Jim Kenney as Regional Vice President to lead the Managing Broker Dealer programs for the western markets. Jim Kenney has been in the Investment Management industry since 2005. He started his career as a Financial Advisor and has worked for a diverse range of organizations, including a $1 Trillion asset […]

Skyway Announces Sale of IoT Network Solutions Provider Premier Wireless Solutions

Skyway is pleased to announce the sale of Silicon Valley-based Premier Wireless Solutions (“PWS” or the “Company”) to wireless managed services provider OptConnect, a portfolio company of private investment firm Graham Partners. Skyway Capital Markets served as the exclusive investment banker to PWS for this transaction. The acquisition will allow the two complementary and innovative […]

Dennis Holthaus Expert Column on Use of Sub-Debt

Skyway Managing Director Dennis Holthaus shared his views on subordinated debt with the Credit Union Times. Excerpt: The use of subordinated debt for supplementing a credit union’s regulatory capital ratio has been available to Low Income Credit Unions (LICUs) since the 1990s but was used lightly in the early years. At first, there was a […]

Skyway Capital Markets Announces Sale of Aerial Bouquets to SRP Companies

Skyway is pleased to announce the sale of Aerial Bouquets, Inc. to SRP Companies (“SRP”), a portfolio company of private equity firm Aurora Capital Partners. Skyway Capital Markets served as the exclusive investment banker to Aerial Bouquets for this transaction. Aerial Bouquets is a trusted balloon, accessory and gift supplier primarily serving blue chip clients […]

Skyway Capital Markets Announces Sale of Sentinel Maintenance to Kleen-Tech Services

Skyway is pleased to announce the sale of Sentinel Maintenance Inc. (“Sentinel” or the “Company”) to Kleen-Tech Services, LLC (“Kleen-Tech”). Marc Schultz and Chris Greco will continue to lead and grow the Sentinel brand while offering new services to existing Kleen-Tech customers. Skyway Capital Markets served as the exclusive investment banker to Sentinel Maintenance for […]

Skyway Advises CellSite Solutions on Investment from Fort Point Capital

Skyway is pleased to announce that Fort Point Capital, a Boston-based private equity firm, has invested in a new platform, CellSite Solutions, LLC (“CellSite,” or the “Company”), in partnership with the Company’s management team. Skyway Capital Markets served as the exclusive investment banker to CellSite for this transaction. Based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, CellSite is […]

Skyway Earns Spot on Inc. 5000

Skyway inched up a few spots on the 2020 Inc. 5000 list of private companies to #3148, growing 119% – Skyway was ranked #3317 in 2019. Inc. 5000 says this year’s businesses were propelled by, “Brains, bravery, and optimism, even amid the pandemic.”

Skyway Capital Awarded FAST50 in Tampa Bay Business Journal 2021

Skyway Capital Markets is humbled to be in such good company and we love working and doing business in the Tampa Bay area. Congrats to all of this year’s finalists.

Market dynamics have cooled credit union-bank mergers and acquisitions, but consolidation is coming

Skyway’s Russ Hunt and Dennis Holthaus talk to Tampa Bay Business Journal about the new market dynamics around credit union-bank mergers and acquisitions.  Excerpt below: A few years ago, it seemed surreal — credit unions were buying banks. At the time, would-be dealmakers around the country were reaching out to Tampa-based Skyway Capital Markets and its Managing […]

Frank McPartland Joins Skyway as Senior Advisor

Mr. McPartland brings more than 45 years of management experience in the financial services industry to Skyway. In his new role as Senior Advisor, Frank works directly with Skyway’s senior management team, the Capital Markets Committee, and the Independent Broker Dealer channel to identify and help to create  opportunities  to grow the firm’s business. Throughout Mr. […]

Tanner Bailey Joins the Skyway Capital Markets Broker Dealer Team and RIA Practice

Tanner Bailey has joined the Skyway Capital Markets Managing Broker Dealer Solutions Team as Regional Vice President for the Southeast markets with a primary focus on leading the growth of distribution for Skyway’s Registered Investment Advisors (RIA) practice. “We are really pleased Tanner has joined our team and have all the confidence in his ability […]

Skyway earns a spot on Inc. 5000 Regionals: Florida 2021 list

Skyway Capital Markets earned a spot on Inc. 5000 Regionals: Florida 2021 list. “The companies that made our ranking set a high bar. In a period when so many businesses lack clarity, these leaders are bound to be the first to get to tomorrow.” – Inc. We continue to provide institutional quality transaction advice and […]

Skyway’s M&A Group Sees Strong Uptick in Family-Owned Business Sales

Skyway’s M&A Group Sees Strong Uptick in Family-Owned Business Sales Since September, the Skyway Capital Markets team has closed five corporate finance transactions totaling over $150 million in transaction value, including the majority sale of four family-owned businesses and a unique debt financing. Clients represented a variety of industries including a technology-enabled health insurance agency, […]

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