Stone-Goff Partners (“SGP”) announced that it has made an investment in FS Vector (“FSV” or the “Company”), a leading provider of strategic advisory and advocacy solutions to innovative financial services companies.
The investment will support accelerated growth for FSV, including the continued development of service offerings, expansion of its team, and pursuit of complementary M&A.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Company was founded by long-time industry and regulatory experts and leverages their deep domain expertise, operational specialization, and extensive policymaker relationships to offer clients a comprehensive set of advisory and advocacy solutions for navigating a complex regulatory and compliance environment. Today, FSV’s 37 employees are driving mission-critical outcomes for the Company’s 100+ active clients in key financial services sub-verticals such as lending & payments, decentralized finance, business services, digital banking, trade associations, and personal finance. FSV’s team provides expertise across product development, compliance strategy, licensing, recruiting, training, and government relations.
John Beccia, FSV Co-Founder and CEO noted, “We started FSV almost five years ago to assist innovative financial services firms with regulatory and compliance challenges and to help shape policy issues for new technology. Over that time, we have been fortunate to partner with hundreds of companies to launch, build, and scale new financial products and services. We were impressed with Stone-Goff’s experience, expertise, and proven track record in partnering with firms offering business-to-business services. We are excited to partner with the Stone-Goff team for this next phase as we expand our capabilities and further our mission to be the premier advisory firm in this space.”
“We love partnering with innovative founders who are thought leaders in their space and lead companies that deliver a unique and critical value proposition for their clients,” said Hannah Stone Craven, Co-Founder and managing Partner at Stone-Goff Partners. “We are incredibly excited to work with John Beccia, Bryan Mulcahey, Andy Barbour, and the FSV executive team to help accelerate organic growth and a thoughtful acquisition strategy while maintaining strong client relationships and culture throughout the organization. We look forward to this next chapter for the Company.”
Global investment bank Canaccord Genuity advised FS Vector on the transaction. Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, and Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. provided legal counsel to FS Vector and Stone-Goff, respectively. Capital Southwest Corporation provided debt financing for the transaction.
About Stone-Goff Partners
Stone-Goff Partners is a lower middle market private equity firm investing in technology-driven business-to-business service companies. Our companies combine service offerings with technology, focus on clearly defined end markets, and are active participants in the growing knowledge economy. Core verticals include business services, consulting services, marketing services, IT services, human capital and training, and outsourced services. We partner with company founders and executive leadership teams to provide capital, M&A origination and execution, and value-creation expertise to our portfolio companies. Since the firm’s founding in 2010, Stone-Goff’s sector knowledge and deal experience has helped drive successful outcomes for company founders, limited partners, and portfolio management teams.
About FS Vector
FS Vector is a Washington, D.C.-based strategic consulting firm that delivers a range of advisory and advocacy solutions to fintech clients, including business strategy, regulatory, compliance, licensing, training, technology, government relations, and public policy matters. For more information about FS Vector, please visit fsvector.com, LinkedIn, and Twitter.