G2 Invests in Buy-Side Advisory Practice, Expands Team with Two Senior Hires
BOSTON, MA – G2 Capital Advisors, LLC (“G2”), a leading full-service investment bank and restructuring advisory firm, has hired Brian Steffens and Jereme LeBlanc to join the Buy-Side M&A advisory practice offering clients support and assistance in defining and executing thoughtfully curated acquisition strategies. With 40+ years of combined industry-focused advisory experience, Steffens and LeBlanc will work collaboratively to manage G2’s buy-side transaction support for private equity and strategic buyers.
“The investment in additional buy-side leadership is core to G2’s focus on delivering valuable industry, market, and strategic advice to our clients,” said Matt Konkle, President of G2. “The buy-side platform significantly enhances G2’s trusted advisory approach, assisting clients to drive growth, maximize value creation, and achieve their strategic objectives.”
The expansion of G2’s Buy-Side M&A team represents a significant opportunity for the firm to support over two dozen active buy-side clients pursuing inorganic growth. In 2021, G2’s grew the buy-side practice substantially, advising 30+ clients and closing eight buy-side transactions.
Brian Steffens joins as Managing Director of G2’s Buy-Side M&A advisory practice. In addition to over 10 years of M&A execution experience covering a range of transactions from buy-side and sell-side to strategic development for large corporate and middle-market clients, Brian previously held financial, operational, and business development roles for portfolio companies as well as leading his own consulting firm focused on value enhancement and growth pre-liquidity event for privately held business owners. He began his career working with the Big 4 accounting firms of PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP and Deloitte, LLP. Before joining G2, Steffens was an MD at TruSight, LLC, where he led projects supporting growth strategy objectives for buy-side clients. Over the course of his career Brian has executed inorganic strategy development, target screening, buy-side diligence, and post-merger integration on transactions worth more than $400 MM cumulatively.
Jereme LeBlanc joins as Director, Buy-Side Advisory. LeBlanc brings over 20 years of experience as an M&A advisor and software industry executive. Jereme works exclusively on G2’s buy-side M&A team – specializing in enterprise software and tech-enabled services. Jereme was formerly with Citigroup’s Investment Banking division in New York – and later a Partner at TM Capital, where he led M&A advisory engagements in the enterprise software and IT services sectors. Jereme has successfully executed over 50 transactions worth more than $2.0 billion cumulatively. Jereme spent nine years as a fractional executive in the B2B software industry spearheading corporate development for middle market vendors.
“We are excited to have Brian and Jereme joining our accomplished Buy-Side Advisory practice,” said Ben Wright, Chief Operating Officer at G2 Capital Advisors. “Together, Steffens and LeBlanc bring an exceptional track record supporting high-growth, mission-focused companies, and private equity groups to successfully execute acquisition strategies. Their respective skill sets, and deep investment banking experience make this pair an exceptional addition to our growing practice.”
G2 Capital Advisors offers M&A advisory services, including sell-side and buy-side advisory, capital markets, operational and financial restructuring, and related strategic advisory services to complement a client’s growth plan. With a distinguished track record of advising on nearly $4 billion in closed M&A transactions, providing integrated investment banking services for high-growth companies in the Consumer & Retail, Industrials & Manufacturing, Technology & Business Services, and Transportation & Logistics industries.