Tampa, Fla., Sept. 12, 2022 – Hyde Park Capital, Florida’s premier investment banking firm specializing in sell-side mergers and acquisitions for founder- and family-owned companies, today announced that it has opened an office in Nashville, Tennessee, as part of a major expansion to serve a rapidly increasing M&A market in the Southeast. The new office adds a strategically positioned office in one of the most centrally located and rapidly growing business markets in the Southeast, and it builds on the firm’s breadth and depth of its industry practices, especially related to Nashville’s large healthcare, industrial, and technology sectors.
“The Nashville office marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for Hyde Park Capital, and for the reach and development of our client services,” said Michael Johnson, managing director, Hyde Park Capital, and head of the new office. “In today’s fast-moving M&A market, we’ve been in extreme growth mode, building on a long history of success in the middle market. Our new presence in Nashville will serve this growth, and our decision to base our newest office here came after an intensive evaluation of major metropolitan areas across the Southeast and their market size, industry growth, innovation community, and location. In choosing Nashville, we’re expanding our services to a central location in the Southeast that will enable our team of 16 bankers to connect and collaborate with clients more seamlessly, and to a market that is one of the nation’s most important for healthcare, industrial, and technology companies.”
Nashville, in particular, offers Hyde Park Capital one of the nation’s biggest healthcare markets, according to Forbes, with more than 500 healthcare companies in the area and 17 publicly traded healthcare companies with their headquarters there, and with an industry presence in central Tennessee that globally generates over $92 billion in revenue and more than 570,000 jobs. In addition, as a technology hub, Nashville provides Hyde Park Capital a city ranked as the country’s number-one market for tech job growth in the last several years by national commercial real estate firm CBRE and home to industry giants like Amazon, Facebook, and Oracle, which are establishing major offices in the area and creating a rising demand for new tech workers.
The new office also builds on two critical growth moves for the firm this year. In May, Hyde Park Capital became a member of Geneva Capital Group, a global network of M&A advisory, investment banking, and corporate finance firms that significantly expanded the firm’s global footprint, and it acquired CAVU Capital, a private investment firm in Tampa that represented a significant addition to Hyde Park Capital’s breadth and depth of expertise in the technology and software services sector. As part of the CAVU Capital transaction, Johnson joined Hyde Park Capital from CAVU as managing director and assumed a senior role in the firm’s technology practice as well as in the firm’s overall business development efforts.
“Michael Johnson is a highly experienced and outstanding career investment banker who achieved tremendous success at CAVU Capital and all the firms where he has worked, and he is the perfect person to lead our new base of operations in Nashville,” said John Hill, co-founder and senior managing director, Hyde Park Capital, and a former head of Raymond James’ Investment Banking Technology Group and Morgan Stanley M&A technology banker. “For over 15 years, Michael has been traveling to Nashville and building relationships with the city’s leading business professionals, including lawyers, accountants, bankers, and wealth managers, who are active in the M&A community. He will be pivotal in growing our presence with these leaders and developing robust healthcare, industrial, and technology practices in Nashville and across the Southeast.”
“From the day we founded Hyde Park Capital, we’ve placed a strong focus on M&A within the healthcare and technology industry sectors, among others, and the opening of our Nashville office substantially builds on this,” said John McDonald, co-founder and senior managing director. “Our mission is to create significant value for our clients when managing one of the most important transactions that they will ever undertake, the sale of their company. Our expansion to Nashville represents a major step with this effort by placing us in the center of the most active healthcare market in the country and closer proximity to many potential new clients that have a need for our investment banking services. Additionally, we look forward to deepening our relationships with institutional investors, attorneys, accountants, and wealth managers that are resident in the M&A deal community in the Nashville market.”
With the addition of the Nashville office, Hyde Park Capital has 16 investment bankers working across the technology and software, healthcare, business, financial, and industrial services sectors. The investment banking firm has closed nine sell-side M&A transactions since late 2021 that have totaled more than $400 million in aggregate transaction value.
About Hyde Park Capital
Hyde Park Capital is an institutionally focused investment banking firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions and serving the corporate finance needs of middle-market public and private companies. Its principals have extensive investment banking experience executing merger and acquisition engagements, including the purchase and sale of company assignments, recapitalizations, financial advisory services, and fairness opinions, and raising growth capital and acquisition financing for companies, including equity, mezzanine, and senior debt. Hyde Park Capital has deep industry experience across multiple sectors including technology and software, healthcare, industrial services and manufacturing, business services, financial services, and consumer. Hyde Park Capital is headquartered in Tampa, Florida, and is a member of FINRA and SIPC. For additional information, please visit www.hydeparkcapital.com.
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John H. Hill, Jr.
Senior Managing Director
Hyde Park Capital
John M. McDonald III
Senior Managing Director
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