Michael J. Macaluso
Michael Macaluso is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Global Access CSG, a global merchant banking, private equity and advisory services firm and a leader in the global direct investment and business consulting space. He has significant investment banking experience and was a partner with leading global law firms for many years. Mr. Macaluso brings tremendous focus, energy, and enthusiasm to his clients and their endeavors.
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.
Mr. Macaluso has completed many billions of 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.
As a practice leader and partner with global law firms, he pioneered the multi-dimensional platform at the heart of Global Access to serve the growing demand of global business.
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.
During the 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.
In addition, for over ten years, he was part of the global treasury team of a US$120 billion company with operations across three continents. He also served a number of clients on an in-house basis in various legal capacities from turnarounds, to special programs to outside general counsel.
Recently, Mr. Macaluso was recognized for his global work at the China on the World Stage Gala in New York City. Click here to read his acceptance speech. Mr. Macaluso has been profiled in Business Law Currents, a publication of Thomson Reuters. He is also a founding member of the Thomson Reuters Partner Advisory Board. In addition, Mr. Macaluso periodically writes an online column for Institutional Investor (China) and was interviewed for the cover story on the Chinese economy by Life & Law Magazine.
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.
Mr. Macaluso received his JD from the University of Chicago Law School, his MBA, with honors, from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and his BA, summa cum laude, from Lehigh University.