Michael Macaluso Joins Cappello as a Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking Asia

Posted on April 5, 2014

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Cappello to Extend Asia Reach,
Hires Michael Macaluso

Los Angeles and New York – March 31, 2014. Michael Macaluso joined Cappello Group, Inc. as a Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking for Cappello Asia.

Mr. Macaluso’s focus is on capital markets in Asia in relationship to the United States, Europe and other parts of the world. He has a distinctive hands-on approach to the deal management process that bridges the cultural, geographic, language and logistical divides that stand in the way of accomplishing transactions or investments in companies, projects, or countries. Constantly on the go, Mr. Macaluso brings tremendous focus, energy, and enthusiasm to his clients and their endeavors.

“I am excited to join Cappello. Increasing demand for investment banking services in the U.S. to Asia corridor, especially in Greater China and Southeast Asia in places such as Vietnam, is being driven by the rise of the Asian consumer and the increasingly global aspirations of local entrepreneurs” said Michael Macaluso, adding that “this is a great time in Asia’s development curve to deepen our focus on Asia.”

“We are looking forward to having Michael join us in the U.S. and in Asia” said Alexander L. Cappello, the firm’s Chairman. “His depth of experience in cross-border and cross-cultural transactions will allow us to grow more quickly in this vitally important region.”

With a long track record for successfully managing large, innovative and complex capital markets transactions for some of the world’s leading institutions and middle-market companies, Mr. Macaluso has consistently delivered financial and strategic solutions to his clients in even the most challenging situations.  He has completed many billions dollars of transactions in cross-border, in-country, on-the-ground deal making in many parts of the world, particularly in the U.S., Greater China, Asia-Pacific, parts of the Middle-East and Europe, including investments and exits, equity and debt capital raises and other capital markets transactions.

During the recent financial crisis, Mr. Macaluso worked on government bailouts and private restructurings in the U.S. and Europe. He led teams assisting banks, governments, issuers, sponsors of complex instruments, many types of investment funds and others in maintaining, obtaining and in some cases restructuring or working out over US$150 billion of liquidity. Additionally, for many years, he was part of the global treasury team of a leading private company with activities across three continents.

Mr. Macaluso has also been a partner with global law firms, including DLA Piper.  He has taught capital markets at the University of Minnesota Law School for over a decade and has guest lectured at universities in a number of countries.

About Cappello

Cappello Group, Inc. is a boutique investment bank headquartered in Los Angeles, California, with six global offices. For more information, visit www.cappellocorp.com.