Zeke Navar has joined Covington Associates as a principal, with a focus on technology banking. He previously was with America’s Growth Capital.
Zeke Navar recently joined Covington Associates as a Principal to expand Covington’s technology investment banking presence and offerings. Over the last decade, Zeke has worked primarily with middle-market and growth companies and has executed numerous M&A and public/private equity and debt financings and has extensive industry expertise and contacts within the financial technology, enterprise software, business services, and healthcare IT sectors.
He has completed transactions for companies such as Checkpoint Systems, EMC, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Oracle, SunGard, and Symantec. Prior to joining Covington, Zeke worked at America’s Growth Capital where he was responsible for developing and executing M&A and private placement transactions for companies within the software and services sector. Previously, he held positions at Broadview and Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown. Zeke began his professional career as a project engineer at General Electric. He received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland and his M.B.A. from The Wharton School of Business.
Chris Covington, managing partner of Covington Associates, said “We are very pleased to have added Zeke Navar to the Covington team. Zeke has been a trusted adviser to a number of companies in the technology sector and he has experience working with both privately held and public companies throughout the U.S., including cross-border deals. Since Covington was founded in 1991, we have completed close to 50 M&A technology transactions and have established a track record of success. We are looking to Zeke to build upon and further strengthen and broaden Covington’s presence in the technology sector.”
Zeke Navar said, “”I am delighted to join the Covington team and excited about working collaboratively to help the firm’s clients execute their strategic priorities. Covington’s entrepreneurial spirit, team approach, and deep domain expertise of the senior bankers impressed me and attracted me to the firm. I look forward to contributing to Covington’s continued success and growth.”
Covington Associates is a Boston based specialty investment banking firm founded in 1991 serving business service, consumer, industrial, healthcare and technology companies throughout the country. Focused on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity capital raising, debt and equity restructuring, and strategic advisory assignments for middle-market companies, Covington Associates has completed more than 100 transactions ranging in value from $10 million to nearly $2 billion for both private and publicly traded companies. Covington Associates has been named The Top Local Investment Bank by The Boston Business Journal for the years 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.