Our client approach is purpose-built to provide a strategic and seamless transition from private company to the public capital markets while minimizing surprises along the way.

Jake R. Lever

Senior Vice President, Equity Capital Markets Advisory, Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC

Capital markets advisor, former investment banker providing independent advice on capital markets transactions and exit alternatives. Husband, skier, tennis player; knack for architecture and design.

Jake advises clients on capital raising, financing and strategic exit alternatives. He primarily focuses on IPO, direct listing and SPAC advisory.

He provides independent perspectives on IPO project planning, market conditions, timing scenarios, execution strategies, equity story development and Form S-1 drafting, underwriter engagement, IPO/Wall Street model development, Organizational Meeting and Analyst Day preparation and coordination, and investor marketing. As a deal captain, Jake coordinates with underwriters, lawyers and accountants to help confirm his clients are fully supported across all transaction phases.

Previously, he spent 10 years with the equity capital markets teams at two leading US/international investment banks, where he originated and executed over 75 capital market transactions including IPOs, follow-on offerings, block trades, ATMs, SPAC mergers, PIPEs and spin-offs. 

How Jake is building a better working world

Jake believes that in today’s working world, serving clients extends beyond offering solutions and innovative ideas. His goal is to become completely immersed in the products and services that his clients offer. This enables him to identify opportunities, mitigate risks and make well-informed recommendations that align with his clients’ financial goals and brand identity.

Jake is also focused on creating an inclusive working environment. He believes ultimate success is driven by engaging individuals from diverse backgrounds who bring differentiated viewpoints and unique business insights. By embracing diversity, Jake helps his clients and his own business achieve superior results.

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