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Bill Shea Joins Skyway Capital Markets as Director of Business Development

Skyway Capital Markets, LLC is pleased to announce William (Bill) Shea has joined as Director of Business Development. Mr. Shea’s aim is to increase and support Skyway’s distribution throughout the Independent Broker-Dealer and RIA channel.  As the Director of Business Development Bill’s role includes introducing Skyway’s offerings to new firms...

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CEO Russ Hunt Nationally Recognized as a Influencer in Finance

Russ Hunt, CEO of Skyway Capital Markets along with Alan Randolph, Bank OZK regional director, both Tampa-based, have been selected to a national list of notable financial executives. The Business Journals’ Influencers: Finance program spotlights 100 executives who are having an impact on business being done in communities across the...

Veteran Banker Dan Blood Joins Skyway Capital Markets

Skyway Capital Markets, LLC is pleased to announce Mr. Daniel (Dan) Blood has joined as Senior Managing Director. Mr. Blood is a seasoned investment banker with expertise in capital raising, mergers & acquisitions and general corporate advisory.   Most recently, Mr. Blood worked for FBR for ten years and was...

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Tampa Bay Business Journal: Meet Skyway Capital Markets – Fast 50

Interview with Chairman Marty Traber: Excerpt: How would you describe what your company does to a friend or family member who may not know?  We assist middle market and lower middle market business owners in raising both debt and equity capital and ultimately in selling their business.

American Banker: South Florida hot market for M & A

American Banker Excerpt: Bank consolidation in Miami is picking up, with more deals expected in the coming months. More banks will likely want to bulk up around Miami, said Dennis Holthaus, a managing director for Skyway Capital Markets in Tampa, Fla.  The only issue is the limited number of community...

Joe Millo Joins Skyway Capital Markets as National Sales Director

Skyway Capital Markets, LLC, a Tampa, FL-based boutique investment banking, managing broker dealer and wholesale securities distribution firm, is pleased to announce Joe Millo has joined as National Sales Director. In his new role, Millo will be responsible for all sales efforts for Skyway’s managing broker dealer and distribution platform. This...

American Banker: Florida remains a popular market for credit unions buying banks

American Banker Excerpt: Florida remains a popular market for credit unions keen on buying community banks. The $2.2. billion-asset Fairwinds Credit Union in Orlando has agreed to buy the $95 million-asset Friends Bank in New Smyrna Beach. The deal is expected to close in the third quarter. Fairwinds was advised...

Mitch Morrison Joins Skyway’s Distribution Team

Skyway Capital Markets is pleased to announce Mitchell Morrison has joined as Senior Vice President of Distribution. Mr. Morrison brings 36 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Skyway Capital Markets, he served in senior positions with national firms such as WestPark Capital Securities, Financial West Group,...

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Business Observer: How to woo big-time investors

Excerpt: What does it take to lure investors? Mike Faraone, an owner and senior managing director at Skyway Capital Markets, a Tampa-based investment firm, offers some insider tips. First of all, Faraone says, transparency is everything. “You want to make sure you’re not keeping any secrets, because eventually they get found out....

Credit Union Journal: 2019 shaping up to be a banner year for CU-bank M&A

Credit Union Journal Excerpt: The number of deals involving credit unions buying whole banks has been on the rise, and 2019 could see double last year’s total. Nine whole-bank acquisitions were disclosed in 2018, and another two deals have already been announced this year, with another one potentially on the...

Investment Banking Team Grows at Skyway Capital Markets

We welcome Jake Zwiebel as an Investment Banking Analyst. Zwiebel comes to Skyway Capital Markets from Bloomberg in New York City where he was a Portfolio Analyst and Account Manager tasked with consulting New York hedge fund clients to help them achieve investment, risk and research objectives. As an Investment...

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Credit Union Digest: Florida a likely hotspot for credit union buying

Excerpt: There have already been more deals involving credit unions buying banks announced in 2018 than any previous year, and there could be more to come before Dec. 31…. Michael Bell, an attorney with Howard & Howard, served as Advia’s legal adviser and has advised the buyers on many credit...

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Skyway Capital Markets Forms Advisory Board

Skyway Capital Markets, LLC is pleased to announce the formation of an Advisory Board to provide the company with outside expertise, knowledge and strategic thinking.  The Advisory Board members represent a cross-section of industries in which Skyway Capital Markets is doing business. The inaugural Advisory Board members include: Kiran Patel,...

Skyway supports the Andrew P. Stewart Center

Skyway Capital Markets was pleased to support the Andrew P. Stewart Center for their 6th Annual Golf Classic.  The Center has been serving Atlanta neighborhoods since 1916 and currently serves the Pittsburgh community of southwest Atlanta where they work with residents to transform the community into a place of hope and opportunity....

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Business Journal Profile

Tampa Bay Business Journal  interviews Russ Hunt and Dennis Holthaus for Executive Files: Excerpt Once outlandish, credit union acquisitions of banks gain traction and Skyway Capital owns the space TBBJ: When I first heard of a credit union buying a bank, it seemed quite rare, if not, hard to fathom. ...

S & P Global talks to Dennis Holthaus about credit unions buying banks

Excerpt: Credit unions continue buying banks as need for deposits grows From: S&P Global Market Intelligence By Kenneth M. McCarthy, Razi Haider With the latest transaction in the Pacific Northwest, 2018 is on pace to eclipse the number of credit union-buying-bank deals from the previous two years combined. Tacoma, Wash.-based...

Skyway Capital Markets Earns Top Spot on Florida’s Fast 100

Skyway Capital Markets, LLC Earns Top Spot on Florida's Fast 100! Excerpt from The Business Journals: For the sixth year, the four Florida business journal markets got together to determine the Florida Fast 100, which highlights some of the fastest-growing companies in the Sunshine State. In order to qualify for...

Adin Lohry Joins Skyway Capital Markets Team

Skyway Capital Markets  is pleased to announce Adin Lohry has joined its growing team as a Managing Director. Mr. Lohry has over 15 years of investment banking and financial services experience.  His primary responsibilities at Skyway include originating, executing and managing investment banking transactions related to the Financial Services and Real Estate industries.  Mr. Lohry has...

Skyway Capital Markets Featured in Business Observer’s Top 500

Skyway Capital Markets, LLC is featured in the Top 500 companies on the Florida Gulf. The 2018 Top 500 ranks the largest 500 companies from nine counties from Polk to Collier, by revenue, and includes a valuable listing of those companies' contact information. Click here for full story.

For the 2nd Time, Skyway Capital Markets, LLC Appears on the Inc. 5000

Inc. magazine today revealed that Skyway Capital Markets is No. 2316 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell,...

Skyway Capital Markets takes top spot on TBBJ’s Fast 50

Skyway Capital Markets is proud to announce it was honored with the top spot on Tampa Bay Business Journal's 2018 Fast 50 - made up of all types of companies that call Tampa Bay home. The honorees include companies that have been in business several decades and ones that have...

Skyway advises South Florida’s largest credit union on bank acquisition

IBM Southeast Employees’ Credit Union (IBMSECU), the largest South Florida-based credit union, has agreed to acquire Vero Beach-based Oculina Bank. The credit union currently has one branch on the Treasure Coast, with a location in Port St. Lucie. Oculina Bank, which has $342 million in assets, has eight branches in the...

Andrew Fenton Joins Skyway Capital Markets’ Growing Investment Banking Team

Skyway Capital Markets , a Tampa, FL-based boutique investment banking firm, is pleased to announce that Andrew Fenton has joined its growing team as a Managing Director. Mr. Fenton will focus on advising high yield, growth equity and real estate clients. Andrew is an established real estate executive with almost...

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Banker, lawyer reach for the sky with new venture

A banker and a lawyer walk into a bar … stop us if you’ve heard this one before … and launch a boutique investment banking firm. That’s not exactly how Skyway Capital Markets was formed — but it's close. (The firm technically dates back to 2002, when securities attorney Marty Traber founded it, initially...

Skyway Capital Markets named one of the 2018 Fast 50

Something old, something new, something built, something brewed. The Tampa Bay Business Journal's 2018 Fast 50 is made up of all types of companies that call Tampa Bay home. The honorees include companies that have been in business several decades and ones that have started within the last five years....

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Dennis Holthaus Joins Skyway Capital Markets’ Growing Investment Banking Team

TAMPA, Fla. – (May 2018) – Skyway Capital Markets , a Tampa, FL-based boutique investment banking firm, is pleased to announce that Dennis Holthaus has joined its growing team as a Managing Director. Holthaus will focus on advising credit union and community bank clients. Skyway Capital Markets Chairman Marty Traber commented,...

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Morphogenesis, Inc Raises $16 Million to Advance into Human Clinical Trials

TAMPA, Fla. – (May 2, 2018) – Morphogenesis, Inc., a Tampa, FL-based immunotherapy company closed a $16 million Series A investment round led by Dr. Kiran Patel and KP Biotech Group, a company managed by Dr. Kiran Patel. With the completion of the Series A Round, Dr. Kiran Patel was...

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Jim DiCesaro Joins Skyway Capital Markets

TAMPA, Fla. – (April 2018) – Skyway Capital Markets, a Tampa, FL-based boutique investment banking firm, is pleased to announce Jim DiCesaro has joined its growing team as a Managing Director. DiCesaro has more than 20 years of experience in Capital Markets including investment banking and equity research.  His focus for...

Skyway Capital Markets Joins Area Businesses to Support Southeastern Guide Dogs

Skyway Capital Markets was pleased to support HISTORY & HOPE, an event at the J C Newman Cigar Company in Ybor City to raise awareness and funds for Southeastern Guide Dogs (SEGD). More than 150 guests recently supported the cause by attending an event within the charming and historic cigar factory that...

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Skyway Capital Markets is a proud sponsor of Web.com Tour Championship

Skyway Capital Markets is a proud sponsor of Web.com Tour Championship, a PGA TOUR owned and operated event. "We're in the business of taking clients to the next level and we see tremendous value in the Web.com Tour doing the same for professional golf," said Skyway Capital Markets Managing Director Roger...

Skyway Capital Markets ranked No. 394 on Inc. 5000

News Release: Aug. 17, 2017 / Skyway Capital Markets, a boutique investment banking firm serving growth-oriented middle market clients, has been ranked No. 394 on the Inc. magazine's annual Inc. 5000 ranking of America's fastest growing private companies. "This has been a remarkable growth period for Skyway Capital Markets that...

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