NEW YORK--()--NERA Economic Consulting, a leading global provider of economic advice and analysis in business, legal, and regulatory matters, announced today that Current Capital LLC Founder and Managing Director Jonathan F. Foster has affiliated with NERA’s Global Securities and Finance Practice.
“We are happy that Jon has agreed to affiliate with NERA”
An experienced investment banker, private equity investor, and corporate director, Mr. Foster’s consulting and expert testimony, part of Current Capital’s Portfolio Company Management services, are expected to focus on custom and practice in the securities industry, particularly with regard to mergers and acquisitions, private equity, valuation, and corporate governance.
"We are happy that Jon has agreed to affiliate with NERA," said NERA Senior Vice President Dr. Marcia Mayer, chair of the firm’s Securities and Finance Practice. "Jon’s wealth of experience in investment banking, private equity, corporate management, and corporate board service, as well as his deep knowledge of many industries with a particular focus on industrials and services, will greatly benefit NERA’s clients worldwide. He has been a successful expert witness in several major cases.”
Mr. Foster is Founder and a Managing Director of Current Capital, a private equity and portfolio company management firm focused on middle market and smaller industrial and business services companies. The firm’s portfolio company management services include managing portfolio companies and orphan assets for investors, sitting on Boards of Directors, and doing expert witness work. Clients have included major investment firms, large financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies.
Mr. Foster spent most of his investment banking career at Lazard, where he was ultimately a Managing Director focused on mergers and acquisitions. Other previous positions include Managing Director and Co-Head of Diversified Industrials & Services at Wachovia Securities; Senior Managing Director at Bear Stearns & Co., overseeing Industrial Products & Services; a Partner at Cypress Group; Executive Vice President at Revolution Living; and Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of toysrus.com.
Mr. Foster is a Member of the Boards of Directors of public and private companies and is a Trustee of the New York Power Authority. He is also a member of the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management Undergraduate Program Advisory Council at Cornell University. He holds a BBA in Accounting from Emory University and an MSc in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics, and has attended the Harvard Business Executive Education Program on Boards of Directors.
NERA Economic Consulting (www.nera.com) is a global firm of experts dedicated to applying economic, finance, and quantitative principles to complex business and legal challenges. For half a century, NERA's economists have been creating strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations for government authorities and the world's leading law firms and corporations. We bring academic rigor, objectivity, and real world industry experience to bear on issues arising from competition, regulation, public policy, strategy, finance, and litigation. NERA's clients value our ability to apply and communicate state-of-the-art approaches clearly and convincingly, our commitment to deliver unbiased findings, and our reputation for quality and independence. Our clients rely on the integrity and skills of our unparalleled team of economists and other experts backed by the resources and reliability of one of the world's largest economic consultancies. With its main office in New York City, NERA serves clients from more than 20 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.
About Current Capital LLC
Current Capital LLC (www.currentcap.com) is a private equity and portfolio company management firm comprised of operating executives and investment professionals that helps create value, primarily in middle market and smaller companies in the industrial and services industries. The firm brings an integrated operating, finance and investment approach to two large sectors, industrials and services, where it has extensive experience, relationships and perspectives. In addition to its private equity business, Current Capital’s portfolio company management business helps to manage portfolio companies and "orphan assets" for unnatural investors as well as provides related services such as serving on Boards of Directors and doing expert witness work in corporate litigation.