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Sandy interned for Young America Capital while she completed her undergraduate degree. She learned quickly and became everyone's go-to person in the office. We wish her all the best on her new venture and can't wait to hear about all her accomplishments in the future. 

Senior Internships

Each year Young America Capital welcomes selected students from our local high school for a Senior Internship. During their time in the office, they gain powerful insight and knowledge through hands on experiences. We hope that the skills they learn will help them be better prepared for whatever the future has in store for them. Below is a letter from one of our 2023 interns. 


June 9, 2023

Mr. Formanek

Young America Capital

141 East Boston Post Road

Mamaroneck, NY 10543

Dear Mr. Formanek,

Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to intern with you over the past month. It was a very enjoyable experience since everyone in the office was so kind and welcoming. You were also flexible about letting me leave to go to track which I really appreciate. I learned a lot about the business world, and also gained some new skills. My new Microsoft Excel skills will help me organize data in more efficient ways. I also now have some experience with data collection websites such as Pitchbook and Zoomlnfo.

One thing that I found interesting while interning is the importance of marketing and promoting a business. When I first started data collecting, I was a little confused about how my information would be applied to help the business, but then our interview clarified a lot. One thing that stood out to me was that 40% of your business is marketing the company, which is why you spend large amounts of money and time on using data collection websites. This makes a lot of sense to me since the best way to grow a business is to spread awareness about it.

Thank you so much for giving me such a great opportunity to intern with you. I really appreciate it.


Colin Stone

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Young America Capital Appoints Steven Zelac as Senior Managing Director 

March 3, 2021 - New York - Young America Capital LLC (“YAC”), a New York-based FINRA/SEC-registered independent investment banking and advisory firm, announced that it has named Steven Zelac as senior managing director and head of investment banking for industrials, chemicals and manufacturing (“ICM”). Mr. Zelac brings more than 30 years of experience in corporate development and strategic finance.

Young America Capital Leads Transportation/Energy Investment Banking

New York, May 14, 2019 (PRNewswire) Young America Capital LLC (“YAC”) announced today that it has named Thomas M. Kane Senior Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking for Transportation and Energy. Mr. Kane brings over 35 years of experience. He has originated billions of dollars in shipping, aerospace, energy, technology and telecom projects over the course of his career....

Young America Capital Wins Prestigious M&A Advisor Award

Mamaroneck, NY -- January 22, 2019 -- Young America Capital won “Consumer Discretionary Deal of the Year (Under $500MM)" in handling of financing of United Auto Insurance Group.  “Our entire team at Young America Capital is thrilled to be an award winner by M&A Advisor for our work in 2018,” stated Peter Formanek, Managing Partner of Young America Capital. “Our team at Young America Capital works hard to ensure our client’s success and we are honored to be recognized for this award,” added Formanek.

Young America Capital announces the successful sale of San Felasco Nurseries, Inc. with Cannabis Super License in Florida Allowing up to 25 Dispensaries
December 6, 2018
Young America Capital (“YAC”), the 55 person licensed investment bank and broker-dealer based in Mamaroneck, NY is pleased to announce the successful sale of 100% of the stock of San Felasco Nurseries, Inc. (“San Felasco”), a holder of an authorization to operate as a Medical Marijuana Treatment Center in the state of Florida that can produce, process and dispense medical marijuana products. More

Young America Capital Announces Appoints Raju Panjwani, Senior Managing Director
November 18, 2018

New York, November 18, 2018 (PRNewswire) Young America Capital LLC (“YAC”) announced today that it has named Raju Panjwani Senior Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking for FinTech/Blockchain. More

Young America Capital has Successfully Assisted United Automobile Insurance Company (UAIC) in Securing a $45 Million Growth Investment from Victory Park Capital
May 1, 2018

New York, May 1, 2018 –  Young America Capital (YAC) announced that it has assisted United Automobile Holdings, LLC (United Auto) in securing a $45 million investment from Victory Park Capital (“VPC”).  More  

Young America Capital Announces that it has Successfully Assisted Gaston Security, Inc (GSI) in the Outright Sale of its Company to ADT's Integrated Solutions Division
October 16, 2017

New York, October 16th, 2017 –  Young America Capital (YAC) is pleased to announce that it has successfully assisted Gaston Security, Inc (GSI) in an outright sale of the company to ADT’s Integrated Solutions division, which is solely focused on the commercial electronic security market.  More  

Young America Capital Announces that it has Successfully Assisted Pleuratech in Entering an Exclusive Worldwide Agreement with Merit Medical
August 8, 2017

New York, August 8th, 2017 –  Young America Capital (YAC) is pleased to announce that it has successfully assisted Pleuratech in entering an exclusive worldwide license agreement with Merit Medical for Pleuratech’s main product, a novel surgical device ensuring safe and accurate placement of drains in the pleural cavity. More  

Young America Capital Announces that it has Successfully Arranged $5.0 Million in Growth Financing for HercuTech Inc
November 10, 2016

Young America Capital announces that it has successfully arranged $5.0 million in growth financing for HercuTech Inc, ( manufacturer of HercuWall, a Proprietary panelized exterior wall system for single and multi-family homes and light commercial and industrial buildings. More  

Young America Capital Announces the Sale of the Assets of to an Affiliate of Govberg Jewelers
December 15, 2015

Young America Capital announced today the sale of the assets of WatchUWant (, a leading pre-owned luxury watch e-commerce dealer based in Hollywood FL, to an affiliate of Govberg Jewelers (, one of most respected and largest retailers luxury timepieces, headquartered in Philadelphia PA. More  

Young America Capital Receives DealNexus Sell-Side Dealmaker of the Year Award
October 15, 2015

Young America Capital was recognized with the DealNexus Sell-Side Dealmaker of the Year award at the Intralinks-DealNexus 5th anniversary celebration.   More  

Young America Capital Announces Acquisition of Frontier Town and Fort Whaley Campgrounds
August 25, 2015

Young America Capital announced today the sale of Frontier Town, the Wild West-styled campground and theme park outside of Ocean City, Maryland to Sun Communities, one of the largest owners of manufactured housing communities and recreational vehicle resorts in the United States.   More

Young America Capital Announces Placement of Convertible Debt
November 20, 2014

Young America Capital today announced that it has secured an undisclosed amount of convertible promissory note financing for Vessel Metrics from Ethos Opportunity Fund I. Vessel Metrics offers a Web-based service that enables boat owners and their contractors to be informed about the equipment and maintenance requirements of their boat and its on-board systems.   More

Young America Capital Announces Newly Formed Maritime & Infrastructure Group
November 10, 2014

Young America Capital announced today that it has formed a specialized Maritime & Infrastructure Investment Banking Group. The firm assembled a world-class senior team to drive the launch of this highly specialized vertical. The team will be led by Henry Juan, Managing Director, who will serve as Head of the Maritime & Infrastructure Group.   More 

Young America Capital Announces Acquisition of Another9, LLC by Cohere Communications
October 22, 2014

Young America Capital is pleased to announce the sale of Another9, a managed services provider offering cloud computing and data center operations, to Cohere Communications. Another9 engaged Young America Capital to identify a strategic buyer which had a shared focus, commitment and expertise in addressing complex technologies.   More

Young America Capital Announces Sale of Dairy Association Company Assets
October 6, 2014

Young America Capital announced the sale of assets of the Dairy Association Company, Inc. to Vermont’s Original, a new company formed by the two investment groups, Timepiece Capital Incorporated and Gemini Investors. Young America Capital served as exclusive financial advisor to the Dairy Association Company in a transaction that resulted in an attractive valuation for the company’s stakeholders.   More 

Young America Capital Facilitates Acquisition of Delve by Focus Pointe Holdings
October 11, 2013

Young America Capital facilitated the acquisition of Delve LLC by Focus Pointe Holdings. Both companies operate in the qualitative market research industry in the US, primarily focusing on providing focus room facilities.   More

Young America Capital Facilitates Sale of CGI Finance Boat Loan Portfolio
March 1, 2013

Young America Capital facilitated the sale of a portfolio of consumer boat loans owned by CGI North America Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the global bank Societe General.   More

Young America Capital Facilitates Southern Cross’ $220M Investment into Ultrapetrol
November 13, 2012

Young America Capital facilitated a $220 million common stock equity investment from Southern Cross Latin America Private Equity Funds III and IV into Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) Limited, resulting in a 78% controlling ownership stake.   More

Young America Capital Arranges $20M Credit Facility for Cambria Enterprises LLC
April 1, 2012

Young America Capital arranged a $20 million senior secured credit facility for Cambria Enterprises from Cole Taylor Business Credit, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MB Financial.   More