US Capital Global launched a mergers and acquisitions division headed by investment banking veterans Jeffrey Sweeney (chairman and CEO), Charles Towle (COO and managing partner), Mitchell R. Cohen (senior vice president and partner), Frank Villarreal (senior vice president) and David Reinikanien (vice president). US Capital Global will now provide M&A services from inception to post-close liquidity, including in-house financing for transactions and a range of SPV and fund structures for clients.

Headquartered in San Francisco and with principal offices in Dallas, Philadelphia, Miami, London, Milan, Zurich and Dubai (and its New York office opening on May 18), US Capital Global is a private financial group with experience in corporate finance, asset management and capital formation services. Business exit event and acquisition services with financing by the group will be provided by the group’s FINRA-registered broker-dealer affiliate, US Capital Global Securities.

“We are extremely pleased to be building on our commitment to M&A by launching this cross-border division at US Capital Global,” Sweeney said. “Our team of seasoned senior bankers has deep M&A experience in the middle market, having successfully completed numerous transactions in that market across a wide range of industries, both within the U.S. and internationally. We offer clients personalized service, creative solutions and the ability to close transactions quickly and on the best possible terms.”

“We are seeing a strong pick-up in M&A this year,” Towle said. “In particular, cross-border M&A is making a comeback, with the strong dollar supporting U.S.-based companies as key buyers. As a full-service global private financial group with offices across four continents, we are both eager and well-positioned to increase our commitment to M&A, both in the U.S. and abroad.”

“I am delighted to be launching US Capital Global’s M&A division,” Cohen, who leads the group’s regional office in Philadelphia and upcoming office in New York, said. “This year, we expect to see increased M&A activity as a result of financial sponsors holding record amounts of capital and well-capitalized enterprises making acquisitions in their core businesses. The need for companies to invest in digital infrastructure and energy transition, as well as to reposition against competitors and reorient to new markets, will also continue to drive M&A activity. To support this rise in activity, we will be hosting a series of exclusive M&A-focused events at key locations on the East Coast later this year.”