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Media and press coverage on Capstan and the firm’s partners

14/01/2017

Capstan receives "Mid-market Corporate Finance Firm of the Year" award

Sponsored by UK Business Circle, the 2017 Finance Awards champions the success of innovators and leaders across the global finance sector […]

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12/01/2017

German group’s purchase will boost revenues despite ad slowdown

The head of Hubert Burda Media, the German group buying the UK’s best known television listings magazine, has said overseas investors should not “shy away” from investing in Britain after Brexit. The company also recently acquired Seven, a British content marketing agency […]

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02/08/2016

Capstan wins Mid Market Corporate Finance Firm of the Year

The Global Fund Awards is an international award that recognises performance and service providers who support the global finance industry…

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01/03/2016

Britain Could Go It Alone

At a mid-January conference of the British Chamber of Commerce in Berlin, a German partner of an American law firm began to list all of the laws and regulations that would have to be changed if Britain left the European Union, writes John Kornblum…

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21/01/2016

Germany's C3 buys UK content agency Seven

German content marketing group C3 announced this week it had agreed to acquire Seven, a UK based rival from Guardian Media Group… The sellers were assisted by Capstan Capital Partners LLP….

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C3 (Creative, Code & Content, part of Hubert Burda group) has bought the UK’s Seven to create what it claims is Europe’s biggest content agency with a turnover of €100m…

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20/01/2016

Europa hat immer noch keine Vision

John Kornblum: Einrichtungen oder der Strukturen, die man jetzt sagt, die entweder bleiben sollen oder nicht bleiben sollen, werden wahrscheinlich nicht mehr da sein. Es wird ein vernetztes System geben auf der Basis der neuen Technologien und Logistik….

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10/01/2016

Best in Mid-Market Corporate Finance

Capstan wins finance award Best in Mid-Market Corporate Finance - UK for achievements in servicing midsized corporate clients

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22/07/2015

Embross erwirbt das Geschäft mit Check-in-Terminals von IBM Global Business

Die Embross Group übernimmt die Geschäftssparte Kiosk-Terminals für Airlines und Flughäfen von IBM Global Business und steigt damit zu einem der weltweit führenden Anbieter auf…. Embross wurde hinsichtlich der Finanzierung von Capstan Capital Partners und GS Financial Advisory beraten…

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16/07/2015

Embross North America Ltd. Acquires IBM's Global Business Services, Travel & Transportation Kiosk Business

Embross Group is becoming a new global force in the travel kiosk business with acquisition from IBM… Embross and IBM managed to close the transaction within only six months. Embross was advised by Capstan Capital Partners…

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15/07/2015

Capstan wins Global Fund Awards 2015

Alternative Capital Advisory Firm of the Year 2015

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03/06/2015

GMT Communications Partners to sell Seagull Group

Reuters reports: GMT Communications Partners agreed to sell Seagull Group to Herkules Capital. Capstan Capital Partners advised GMT on the transaction…

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01/06/2015

Herkules Capital acquires maritime training business

…the sale had delivered it a 2.3x return in two and a half years. Capstan Capital Partners advised it on the transaction…

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29/05/2015

Award for Excellence in Alternative Capital Raising Services 2015

The focus of our alternative capital raising services has been very much on middle market companies…

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08/05/2015

Freihandel ohne Lobby

Nach einer exklusiven Umfrage verlieren die deutschen Manager das Interesse am Freihandelsabkommen mit den USA… Der ehemalige US-Botschafter in Deutschland, John Kornblum, nennt es ein „Jahrhundertprojekt“…

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01/04/2015

Why Europe is blinded by Bismarck

OMFIF commentary: …It’s time for a new story of Europe. One which celebrates the culture, science, invention and above all confidence in inherent democracy that each European carries within themselves… By John Kornblum

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19/12/2014

Capstan Wins Corporate Finance Award

Capstan Capital Partners, a Mayfair based corporate finance advisory boutique, is delighted to receive this prestigious award which is an important industry endorsement of our ability to consistently generate superior shareholder value

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18/11/2014

HSH Nordbank fürchtet "schwimmende Zombies"

Viele Banken wollen die alten Schiffskredite dennoch loswerden, um Platz in ihrer Bilanz zu schaffen. Dafür nehmen sie auch gewisse Verluste in Kauf. "Beim Verkauf von ganzen Kreditpaketen haben die Banken im Schnitt Abschläge von zehn bis über 30 Prozent hingenommen, je nachdem, wie gut das Schiffsportfolio war", sagt Konstantin Krebs

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09/10/2014

World Shipping - Freight Focus

Capstan Capital Partners, a London based corporate finance firm specialising in maritime finance, sees the current trend of tonnage over supply continue during 2016 but probably not beyond 2017. Capstan’s view is backed by the firm’s observations in market activity.

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03/10/2014

Angela Merkel's Putin Problem

Five years after Greece blew up, large eurozone economies are veering toward recession with few of the structural fixes pushed by Germany to prevent a repeat. “Europe's road out of the 20th century is not finished yet”, says John Kornblum, who helped design the U.S. strategy on Europe in the 1990s.

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05/06/2014

Berlin lässt US-Kritik an Ermittlungsverfahren abperlen

Deutlicher als die amtierende Administration von US-Präsident Barack Obama äußerte sich Ex-US-Botschafter John Kornblum, lange Jahre Spitzendiplomat in Deutschland. "Ich weiß nicht, was der Bundesanwalt will - will er jetzt den amerikanischen Präsidenten da zum Verhör einladen, zusammen mit Herrn Snowden vielleicht?"

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25/04/2014

SaaS Megatrend - Capstan at the M&A Advisory Forefront

Mayfair based investment banking firm Capstan Capital Partners continues to demonstrate its ability to successfully close deals in the SaaS sector...

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01/03/2014

Germany plays key role in Ukraine crisis

The crisis in Ukraine could be the first international stage where Germany shows its new, self-confident foreign policy, John Kornblum, a former US ambassador to Germany, tells DW.

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25/10/2013

Obama hat nicht alles unter Kontrolle

Die Beraterin des amerikanischen Präsidenten in Fragen des Heimatschutzes und der Terrorismusabwehr, Lisa Monaco, sieht ihr Land angesichts der Geheimdienstaffäre unterdessen vor „erheblichen Herausforderungen“.

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26/05/2013

Loss-making Guardian to raise cash from tech sale

THE owner of The Guardian newspaper has hoisted a “for sale” sign over its property software arm… Capstan Capital Partners, a small advisory firm, has been hired to oversee the sale…

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09/08/2012

Stärkung der Schweiz

Die deutsche Bundesregierung hat sich auf die von der Opposition geforderte Finanztrans- aktionssteuer geeinigt. Nach den Plänen von ­Finanzminister Wolfgang Schäuble soll sie in der gesamten EU eingeführt werden… (Steffen Bassler)

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14/12/2011

New Superpower Confirmed

New superpower confirmed. German heavyweights Komrowski and Erck Rickmers have confirmed plans to merge...

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02/09/2011

MOVES-Capstan Capital, BNY Mellon, CLS Group, Insynergy, Barclays Capital

The independent financial services firm appointed John Kornblum, an ex-diplomat and businessman, as a senior advisor...

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20/04/2011

Trouble in KG Universe

Capstan Capital and Komrowski Group have raised $4.8m to help an ailing German containership company that is struggling...

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25/01/2011

Ex-Barclays Wealth stars resurface for German bank's UK push

Two former private banking stars at Barclays Wealth, who left the firm last summer, have resurfaced to lead the UK business of Germany’s oldest wealth manager…This was in partnership with Capstan Capital Partners, an asset manager backed by a German group…

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08/11/2010

Banks chase Germany’s family fortunes

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19/07/2010

Berenberg to hire 25 in equities

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12/07/2010

Bankhaus Lampe finds recipe for success

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16/04/2010

Paszport europejski na wszelki wypadek

Jedna z nielicznych instytucji majacych sprecyzowane plany jest powstaly przed rokiem Capstan Capital Partners, sprzedajacy fundusze inwestujace w przemysl stoczniowy...

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04/08/2009

Montan Eyes Second Close For Distressed Shipping Fund

Montan Alternative Investment is targeting a EUR70 million second close at the end of October for its distressed shipping fund. The Vilmaris Fund will buy up container ships and bulk carriers. It listed on the Hamburg Stock Exchange on June 26… The firm is aiming to build a diversified portfolio of seven-to-10 ships by the end of 2010. London startup Capstan Capital Partners will help to distribute the fund.

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