Sara Caniggia

Sara Caniggia, Vice President – Private Market Sales

Sara is a sales VP and a crucial member of Capstone’s London Energy team. She studied financial services and earned a Masters in corporate finance from Cass Business School in London. After graduating, she started her career in equity sales and research focusing on hedge funds active in event-driven strategies. Before joining Capstone in 2021, Sara worked at GLG where she was responsible for managing relationships with prominent EMEA-based hedge funds active in the Merger Arb and Event-Driven space. At GLG, Sara conducted research, spoke with regulatory affairs opinion leaders, and c-level executives to help her clients performing critical investment due diligence.

We asked Sara a few questions about her Capstone career:

WHAT DOES YOUR JOB ENTAIL?

I am responsible for managing Capstone’s European private equity clients’ book and leading our business development efforts. I focus primarily on clients investing in energy, industrials, and infrastructure.

WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE CAPSTONE?

I managed GLG’s European event-driven business. My role mainly entailed monitoring M&A activity, and speaking with industry executives and regulators to help my clients performing due diligence. Before that, I spent a few years in equity sales focusing primarily on merger arbitrage.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT YOUR ROLE?

I find looking for new business incredibly exciting. Identifying prospects, understanding how we can fit into their due diligence workstream, and pitching our value proposition is what really drives me.

WHAT IS AN EXCITING PROJECT YOU WORKED ON RECENTLY?

We have recently advised Cinven on its acquisition of Bayer Environmental Science Professional, a global leader in specialty pest management. I really enjoyed being involved in the scoping of this project from the very beginning and working with Cinven’s deal team!

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