Stone-Goff Partners is proud to congratulate Hannah Stone Craven for her recognition among Mergers & Acquisitions 2023 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A.
The women being honored hail from firms in the M&A ecosystem including private equity shops, law firms, and investment banks. Several have co-founded their own firms and others are Wall Street veterans who have worn a variety of high-profile hats throughout their career and paved the way for other women in finance. All have significant influence inside their companies and in the wider middle-market dealmaking universe. They each also have an ongoing commitment to advance the state of women in financial services.
Hannah stated "It is an honor to be recognized. We think diversity is a competitive advantage within our firm and portfolio companies, and we also seek to work with a broad talent base within financial services. Investment banks, lenders, consultants, and others who work with our portfolio companies are more likely to staff our teams with talented diverse team members. We think this helps support diverse talent in financial services more broadly."
"One of the great things about working in private equity is that the sphere of influence is so broad. When we recruit for our firm we do so through building diverse slates of candidates. We apply the same lens to portfolio company executive teams, our operating advisor networks, and other areas where we have influence. We feel diversity is a distinct competitive advantage of both our firm and our portfolio companies."
About Stone-Goff Partners
Stone-Goff Partners is a private equity firm that invests in lower middle market Technology-Driven Service businesses – service businesses that are enhanced by technology. The companies that Stone-Goff invests in combine service offerings with technology and focus on attractive, defined end-markets. Core verticals include business services, consulting services, marketing services, IT services, human capital and training, outsourced services, and consumer services. Stone-Goff invests in founder-owned businesses and corporate carve-outs. Stone-Goff was founded in 2010 by Hannah Stone Craven and Laurens Goff. Stone-Goff leverages the extensive investment, operational, and sector-specific experience of its partners to drive value creation within its portfolio companies.