Top 50: Americas M&A Investment Bankers

“Distinction in Dealmaking”

Published exclusively by Global M&A Network, the 9th annual list profiles highly respected, successful, and innovative group of 50 investment bankers from the Americas mergers and acquisitions communities. 85 firms and 490 professionals were reviewed for the current A-list.

All transactions are truly a team effort, and inclusion in the A-list also validates the firms’ leadership and record of closing value-creating transactions irrespective of deal size. We have range of identifiable criteria for making the often-hard editorial decisions.

Congratulations: Top 50 M&A Investment Bankers, and the firm’s they represent!

Steven Moon

Steve leverages over 25 years of M&A and corporate finance experience assisting private equity firms, public corporations and private company clients with mergers, acquisitions, sales, divestitures, recapitalizations, leveraged buyouts, debt and equity financings, and strategic alternative reviews. In particular, he focuses on aerospace, defense and industrials M&A and corporate finance mandates.

Jamie has almost 25 years of experience advising on M&A transactions across all facets, structures and types. These include US, European and Australian cross border transactions, friendly and hostile public take-over transactions, private acquisitions, divestitures, carve outs and spin-offs. Jamie has completed more than 90 advisory assignments totaling more than $120 billion, including healthcare, technology, media, consumer, industrial, agricultural, retail and financial services.

John has served in a variety of leadership positions during his 20-year tenure at Harris Williams. As Co-Chief Executive Officer, he is accountable for the strategic direction, life, and performance of the firm. Additionally, John co-leads the Consumer Group at Harris Williams where he has extensive experience working with clients across the consumer services, consumer products, consumer multi-site, and food and beverage sectors.

Joseph T. Packee

Joe has worked in investment banking at Baird for 20 years. He has deep experience in public and private company equity, debt and M&A transactions and strategic advisory assignments within the global industrial sector. Prior to joining Baird, Joe was an accountant at Deloitte and Touche, LLP.

William E. Quinn

Bill a veteran dealmaker, has advised on a variety of transactions including complex mergers, acquisitions, capital raise as well as equity and debt related matters. Most recently, he advised Inter Pipeline in its takeover by Brookfield Infrastructure Partners.

Pedro has more than 15 years of experience in mergers, acquisitions and related transactional matters. He joined Bradesco BBI in February 2013. Prior to joining Bradesco BBI, Pedro Quintão had significant work experiences including at Banco BBM, Bunge and Santander.

Thiago C. Rocha

Thiago has vast experience in mergers and acquisitions across variety of industries since 2002. He also serves as the Member of the Board of Directors of BR Properties since June 15, 2016. He joined GP Investments in 2013 as a member of the investment team. Before joining GP, Thiago was Head of MA and New Business of Globalbev.

Stephen helps clients position their businesses, structure acquisitions, and divestitures, run targeted strategic processes, and raise capital. Over the course of his nearly three-decade career, he has led M&A deals, business operations, and capital markets and investment banking solutions—a unique range of experience that gives him multifaceted perspectives on strategic business events. Stephen was a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of CounterPoint Capital Partners prior to joining Palm Tree.

Byron Roth

Byron served as a Chairman and CEO prior to ROTH Capital’s recent acquisition of MKM Partners (February 2023). Under his management, the firm has helped raise over $100 billion for small-cap companies, as well as advised on many merger and acquisition transactions. He has extensive record of advising on variety of transactions, most recently the M&A Atlas Awards winning transaction - Playboy Enterprises combination with Mountain Crest Acquisition Corp. He is also a past recipient of the “M&A Leadership” top honors at the M&A Atlas Awards.

Brendan Ryan

Brendan joined Raymond James in 2009 and within the firm’s Technology & Services group, he is responsible for covering the Financial Technology and Application Software sectors. Prior to joining Raymond James, he was a vice president at Lane, Berry & Co., which was acquired by Raymond James.