We are an independent advisory and merchant banking firm focused on creating value for our clients

Founded in 2008 by former Fortune 500 executives and finance professionals, Current Capital Partners brings together decades of experience and industry insights to help our clients achieve their strategic and financial objectives.

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Primarily Serving Industrial and Services Companies

Our clients include private equity and other investment firms, as well as family-owned businesses and other private companies principally in the industrial and services sectors. We also provide our services to numerous public companies.

Providing a Range of Important Services

We provide three major areas of service—mergers and acquisitions advisory, corporate management services and private equity investing. The experience and knowledge we gain as well as the relationships we form in all three lines of business benefit each client we serve.

Our Services

Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory

Comprehensive M&A advisory services—including actionable ideas and execution—for investment firms and companies seeking industry knowledge, an independent perspective and senior attention all focused on maximizing value.

Corporate Management Services

Our team takes on important roles to add value and meet our clients’ needs: from serving as restructuring advisors and on boards of directors, to providing expert witness testimony in complex corporate litigation and offering other consulting services to assist management teams.

Restructuring Advisory Services

We provide a Restructuring Advisory team—from among the Current Capital Partners and with participation from our Advisory Board or Executive Network—with deep experience and a commitment to urgency.

Serving on Boards of Directors

We help drive value for shareholders by actively serving on boards of directors.

Expert Witness Services

Current Capital Partners provides advice and expert witness services in complex corporate litigation. These services capitalize on our experience as investment bankers, corporate directors, private equity investors and operating executives.

Consulting Services

We can be an effective catalyst for maximizing the value of investments held by investors who cannot justify the time or do not have the resources to do so.

Private Equity Investing

At Current Capital Partners, private equity investing is about much more than financial engineering and investment capital. It is about partnering with corporate management teams to accelerate profitable growth and create value together.

Our Team

Jonathan F. Foster

Founder and Managing Director

Jon has spent some 30 years primarily as an investment banker and private equity investor at major firms focused on industrial and business services companies. He has also served on numerous boards of directors and has operating experience. His private equity background includes serving as a Managing Director and member of the Management and Executive Committees at Cypress Group, a $3.5 billion private equity firm, and as Executive Vice President at Revolution Living, part of the investment effort established by Steve Case, the Co-Founder of AOL. Jon spent most of his investment banking career at Lazard, ultimately as a Managing Director, focused on mergers and acquisitions and financial sponsors. He has been on more than 30 boards of directors, ranging from smaller private companies to several Fortune 500 companies. He has also been an expert witness in major corporate litigation. Jon speaks and writes regularly on mergers and acquisitions, finance and governance issues.

Kevin J. Smith

Managing Director, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory Business

Kevin has spent over 25 years as an investment banker focused primarily on industrial, services and consumer products companies in the public and private markets. He has particular expertise helping large family businesses, entrepreneurs, executives and companies evaluate strategic financial options. Kevin also works extensively with private equity firms. He started his career at JP Morgan Chase and was Head of Diversified Industrials at Wachovia Securities (later Wells Fargo). More recently, he drove the build-out of the Industrial Investment Banking Business at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) in New York.

Larry G. Wash

Senior Advisor

Larry has spent over 25 years as a senior executive in the industrial services industry. With extensive experience running global organizations, Larry is skilled at developing strategic direction and implementing operational improvements to profitably grow businesses. He was most recently Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer for KONE Americas and served as a member of KONE’s Executive Board. Prior to joining KONE, Larry was President of Global Services for the Climate Solutions and Trane divisions of Ingersoll Rand with full responsibility for the management of their services businesses. Before joining Ingersoll Rand, Larry held senior positions responsible for the strategic and operational plans at each of Trane Building Services and Xerox Corporation. Larry continues to be a well-respected thought leader, published author and speaker on smart buildings, services innovation, solution selling and emerging IoT services.

Enhanced by an Advisory Board and Executive Network

Clients who work with Current Capital Partners not only benefit from the experience and expertise of our professional team, but also from the skills, insights and relationships of industry experts and leaders.

Advisory Board

Primarily some 20 activeand former operating executives of Fortune 500 and smaller companies who anhance the Firm's services by working with our clients

Source opportunities
Identify quality executives
Perform due diligence
Work directly with our clients
and portfolio companies

Executive Network

A group of over 100 business and finance veterans with deep industry experties and relationships that are available to our clients