John Guzzo is a Managing Director of Berkery Noyes, specializing in the Financial Technology & Services group. He joined Berkery Noyes in 2005 and previously spent eleven years in investment banking and financial services at Giuliani Capital Advisors (formerly Ernst & Young Corporate Finance) and Ernst & Young. In addition to his investment banking background, John has also performed tax due diligence and structuring of merger and acquisition transactions within the Financial Services industry. He has worked on over 80 M&A transactions during his career, representing more than $3 billion in value.
During his tenure at Berkery Noyes, John has worked on several notable transactions, including:
- Narrow Gauge Capital’s acquisition of Class Appraisal;
- Business Ink’s sale to CSG;
- LoyaltyExpress’ investment from New Capital Partners;
- Service 1st Valuation and Settlement Services’ sale to Require Holdings, a portfolio company of L2 Capital;
- HousingWire’s sale to Riomar Capital;
- EPIC Real Estate Solutions’ sale to Mortgage Contracting Services (MCS);
- Cogent Road’s sale to Chronos Solutions;
- Southwest Financial Services Ltd.’s sale to Solidifi;
- Cash Cycle Solutions’ (CSS) sale to Business Ink;
- AllRegs’ sale to Ellie Mae;
- Source Technologies’s sale to StoneCalibre and Datamax-O’Neil;
- Venture Encoding’s sale to Taylor Corporation;
- The investment in Mortgage Cadence by Monitor Clipper Partners;
- Tradeware Global’s sale to SS&C Technologies;
- Need to Know News’ sale to the Deutsche Borse Stock Exchange;
- Versa Systems’s sale to Iron Data;
- UpToDate’s sale to Wolters Kluwer;
- Princeton Media Associates’ sale to HMP Communications and NACCME;
- HCPro Holdings, Inc.’s sale to Halyard Capital;
- The Gordian Group’s sale to The Wicks Group;
- The sale of CenterWatch/NEIRB, a division of Thomson Healthcare, to Jobson Medical;
- HMP Communications’s sale to Alta Communications;
- The recapitalization of Asset Control by Fidelity Ventures;
- The sale of Endeavor Information Systems Inc., a division of Reed Elsevier, to Francisco Partners;
- The Teaching Company’s sale to Brentwood Associates; and
- The divestiture of a division of Standex International sold in three parts, including a publisher, direct marketer and retailer.
In 2012, John was selected as a winner of The M&A Advisor’s 40 Under 40 Award, a highly competitive distinction bestowed upon accomplished leaders in the investment banking community. He is also frequently featured in the press and has published articles in leading trade journals such as Mortgage Banking Magazine, HousingWire, and Waters Technology Magazine.
John received his MBA from Columbia University.