John H Shaw III

Senior Managing Director
// Investment Banking

Mr. Shaw has over 21 years of investment banking and securities industry experience. Mr. Shaw is an accomplished investment banker and entrepreneur who has advised and raised public and private capital for acquisition vehicles and growth companies across multiple industries in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Maxim, Mr. Shaw was a senior officer in equity capital markets at Deutsche Bank from 2007-2012 where he was responsible for managing the bank’s special purpose acquisition company practice globally. While at DB, he led the origination and execution of SPAC IPOs raising $3.2b of gross proceeds and the execution of successful business combinations in transactions with an aggregate enterprise value of over $7b. Prior to DB, Mr. Shaw co-founded the boutique investment bank Legend Merchant Group, which he led as President and co-Chairman from 2002-2007. In his role at Legend, Mr. Shaw drove the growth of the firm from 5 to over 50 professionals and built its advisory and capital markets practices, which led or co-managed over 50 financing transactions ranging in size from $2m to $375m.

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