Balistreri joins Alvarez & Marsal

Alvarez & Marsal said Sept. 25 that Michael Balistreri has joined the firm as a managing director in its corporate finance practice in New York. Balistreri was most recently a managing director in the investment banking division at Canaccord Genuity.



Michael V. Balistreri Joins as a Managing Director in New York


New York, NY – September 25, 2018 – Leading global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) is pleased to announce the addition of Michael V. Balistreri as Managing Director to its Corporate Finance practice in New York. Mr. Balistreri specializes in providing investment banking and financial advisory services to corporations, creditors and shareholders across all industry lines in growth, storied, complex, distressed and special situations.

Mr. Balistreri brings over 13 years of extensive transaction experience in financial restructurings, recapitalizations, M&A, divestitures, and debt and equity financings. He has received numerous industry accolades, including the Emerging Leader Award from The M&A Advisor and was a “40 Under 40” honoree from the National Association of Certified Valuators & Analysts. He was also recently named on The Global M&A Network’s list of “Top Restructuring & Turnaround Professionals.”

“Our corporate clients continue to seek expert guidance when exploring value maximization and liability management alternatives within our changing, global economic climate,” said George Varughese, Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal in New York and leader of the firm’s Corporate Finance activities. “With over a decade of complex transaction experience, Michael will be integral in helping to expand the firm’s investment banking capabilities and implementing creative transaction solutions for our clients.”

Mr. Balistreri was most recently a Managing Director in the investment banking division at Canaccord Genuity, where he led and was a founding member of the U.S. Debt Finance & Restructuring practice. Prior to that, Mr. Balistreri served as a Managing Director at Bacchus Capital Management, a private equity and alternative lending fund, and Vice President at Gordian Group, an investment bank focused on distressed advisory.

About Alvarez & Marsal

Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) when conventional approaches are not enough to make change and achieve results. Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm that provides advisory, business performance improvement and turnaround management services.

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About Alvarez & Marsal Corporate Finance

As a registered FINRA broker-dealer, Alvarez & Marsal’s Corporate Finance practice represents buyers and sellers; companies and creditors; and other capital structure participants in M&A transactions, financings and restructurings, primarily involving middle-market companies. Providing a one-stop solution, the group’s services include due diligence, valuation, market outreach, negotiation, documentation, financial opinions and, ultimately, execution. Having a thorough understanding of the broad market complexities, industry dynamics, regulatory intricacies and subtle nuances that can make or break a deal, A&M guides clients through the process from conception to closing.