Sector Expert: Michael R. Jacks
Michael Jacks is Head of Private Equity with responsibility for all private capital raising transactions. He has been working in capital markets and investment banking for the past twenty years. He has been responsible for the origination, evaluation, structuring and execution of over ninety transactions, aggregating in excess of $1,000,000,000 for micro, small and midcap growth companies. He has extensive long standing relationships with Hedge Fund, Mutual Fund, Venture Capital and Private Equity communities. He has sell side experience with Paine Webber, Kidder Peabody, and Bear Stearns. He was co-head of Investment Banking at the Shemano Group, a very successful private placement boutique. He graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Biological Sciences. Mr. Jacks earned an M.B.A. from Butler University.
How Investors at the California Capital Conference Picked the Next Top Small-Cap Companies (12/7/15)
If only someone could bottle the experience of finding an overlooked company, investing for pennies a share and cashing in for 10, 20 or 30 times what you paid. Priceless, right? But how to find those companies? Small caps aren't covered by the mainstream press and analysts the way blue chips are, and determining value of an early-stage company before profit and loss statements take on real meaning and big questions about science and markets are answered can be difficult. That is why veteran investors like Tom Swaney, president of California-based Harwood Capital Inc., like to meet management in person at events like the California Capital Conference.