G-Squared Partners, LLC announced today that Steve Economou has joined the firm as a Managing Director, M&A to establish an investment banking practice. The new practice – a natural extension of G-Squared’s outsourced CFO, finance, and accounting work – is dedicated to offering skilled investment banking services to middle market companies that are often underserved by national investment banking practices. The effort will focus on M&A advisory services, capital raising, recapitalizations, and evaluating strategic alternatives for these businesses.
Steve brings more than 35 years of corporate finance experience to G-Squared, including investment banking, venture capital, private equity, capital raising, and mergers and acquisitions. He began his career with one of the leading investment banking boutiques in Philadelphia and subsequently worked in the investment banking subsidiaries of a global commercial bank and two large CPA firms.
Steve has advised on more than $2 billion of transaction value and completed more than 100 board and strategic advisory engagements. With his expertise, G-Squared is now capable of advising firms throughout the entire financial lifecycle from start-up to exit. This includes outsource CFO, capital formation, recapitalization, efforts, preparing for a sale, assessing buyout offers, and initiating a sales process.
Gene S. Godick, CEO of G-Squared, said, “Steve is a great fit for G-Squared, our team, and our clients. We have been receiving more requests from clients to assist them with M&A and raising capital. Adding Steve to the team to spearhead our investment banking practice complements our work in accounting, finance, and operations. We now are able to offer a full array of services that provide family-owned and entrepreneur-owned businesses with strategic financial expertise.
Said Steve: “I am excited to join a rapidly growing entrepreneurial firm truly dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs and investors. Gene and I have known each other for twenty years, and I could not pass up the opportunity to join the team at G-Squared.”