The evolution in the M&A and capital markets has made it more important than ever for clients to seek independent and customized solutions to maximize the success of their most important strategic transactions.

John Woodby

Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC US Head of Investment Banking and US Head of Industrials & Energy Investment Banking

M&A and capital markets leader in industrial and energy services. Thought leader and trusted advisor. M&A professional. Finding creative solutions to complex problems.

John is a Senior Managing Director, US Head of Investment Banking and US Head of Industrials & Energy Investment Banking for Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC (EYCA). With over 20 years of experience, John has been involved in over 100 completed transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, exclusive sales, divestitures and carve-outs, joint ventures and general financial advisory assignments, as well as raising over US$20 billion in lead managed equity and debt securities.

Prior to joining EYCA, John was Head of the Industrial Growth and Services Group at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. (Oppenheimer) and Head of US Diversified Industrials at its predecessor firm, CIBC World Markets (CIBC). Prior to Oppenheimer and CIBC, John was with Goldman Sachs in its Mergers & Strategic Advisory Group and, before that, with Lehman Brothers in its Global Natural Resources Group and Mergers & Acquisitions Group.

John received an MBA from Rice University and a BBA from the University of Houston. He holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, and 79 licenses.

How John is building a better working world 

John leads an experienced team of M&A professionals who combine deep sector knowledge in industrial and energy products and services with a long track record of execution success.

“What our team enjoys most is being able to provide a customized and creative approach to our clients’ most important transactions giving them each the priority and dedication they deserve.  Our clients’ success is our only objective.”


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Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC (EYCA) is a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA providing sector-specific advice on M&A, debt capital markets, equity capital markets and capital restructuring transactions. It is an affiliate of Ernst & Young LLP serving clients in the US.

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