Capitol Investment Corp is led by Mark Ein and Dyson Dryden, who have successfully executed a series of public acquisition company transactions. Capitol’s mission is to invest in and help build industry-leading public companies that aim to deliver long term value to stockholders. We believe that our extensive investing and company building experience, long track record with public acquisition companies, broad network of relationships, strategic expertise and deep engagement as proactive directors and advisors can be a meaningful catalyst for growth and value creation for the businesses that we partner with over the long term.
Capitol Success Stories
In October 2009, Capitol Acquisition Corp. created Two Harbors Investment Corp., a Maryland real estate investment trust. Two Harbors has grown from $119 million to more than $4.4 billion of market capitalization (including a spin-off) and is the third-largest mortgage REIT in the United States.
In July 2015, Capitol Acquisition Corp. II merged with Lindblad Expeditions, Inc., a global leader in expedition cruising across all seven continents. The $439 million transaction enabled Lindblad to pursue attractive future growth opportunities including new ship builds and potential acquisitions.
In June 2017, Capitol Acquisition Corp. III merged with Cision, a leading global provider of cloud-based earned media solutions. The $2.4 billion transaction enabled Cision to pay down debt, refinance its existing capital structure and pursue future organic growth and M&A opportunities.
In July 2019, Capitol Investment Corp. IV merged with Nesco, a leading specialty equipment rental provider to the electric utility, telecom and rail end-markets. The $1.1 billion transaction enabled Nesco to pay down debt and refinance its existing capital structure and invest in fleet expansion to capture unmet demand.
The Capitol team has extensive experience building and growing successful companies.
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