Daily News: August 7, 2012

Former GE Capital MD Joins Amalgamated Capital as BDO

Amalgamated Capital (AmalCap), the leveraged finance and asset-based lending division of Amalgamated Bank, has appointed Mary D’Souza as its business development officer.

D’Souza, who brings 17 years of experience, is a highly skilled finance professional, and she will be responsible for building strong alliances between AmalCap and private equity funds, banks, business development companies, commercial and industrial firms, and companies that provide alternative sources of capital. She will report to Robert Love, who directs the AmalCap division.

D’Souza was a managing director with GE Capital in New York, where her accomplishments included launching the company’s second lien/mezzanine initiative and helped make the unit a leading force in the junior capital space. She also played a significant part in structuring and placing of debtors-in-possession, EXITS and restructuring financings.

In welcoming D’Souza, Love said, “Mary brings to us substantial experience in originating, analyzing, structuring, and placing debt and equity securities gained at the leading financing firms. She has built deep and solid relationships with private equity, hedge, distressed and mezzanine funds as well as banks that serve middle and lower middle-market companies. An industry generalist, Mary has completed transactions with corporations in the manufacturing, services, airlines, energy, media, healthcare and shipping sectors.”