MLV & Co. Appoints Managing Director to Co-Lead Financial Institutions Practice

Dominic A. Capolongo to Head Advisement for Specialty Finance Companies

Feb 09, 2015, 10:44 ET from MLV & Co.

NEW YORK, Feb. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MLV & Co., a full-service boutique investment bank and institutional broker dealer, announced today that Dominic A. Capolongo recently joined the firm as managing director and co-head of its Financial Institutions Group. Mr. Capolongo will lead a team of investment banking professionals and advise specialty finance companies extending across numerous corporate finance, financial advisory, and corporate banking sectors.

"Financial Institutions is an area primed for growth and we are confident that Dominic's leadership and expertise will bring tremendous value to our firm and its clients," said MLV & Co. President and Head of Investment Banking, Dean Colucci.

Mr. Capolongo comes to MLV & Co. from RBC Capital Markets, where he served from 2011 as managing director in its U.S. Financial Institutions Investment and Corporate Banking Group. With nearly 25 years experience advising financial services companies as a lawyer and banker, Mr. Capolongo will use his broad expertise in mergers and acquisitions, mortgage processing, and real estate investment on behalf of MLV's growth-oriented clients.

"Dominic's leadership will provide us with the opportunity to build on our league table-leading at-the-market capability and develop attractive real estate assets through off-balance sheet financing," said Bryan Turley, managing director and fellow co-head of MLV's Financial Institutions Group. "With this infrastructure in place, his expertise will enable us to maximize its use to benefit our clients in providing low-cost ongoing capital."

In addition to his work at RBC Capital Markets, Mr. Capolongo worked as a senior banker at DLJ and Credit Suisse Securities, Co-Head of the Diversified Financials Group at Jefferies, and Head of the Financial Institutions Group at Cantor Fitzgerald. He was awarded a Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of Law in 1985 and a Bachelor of Arts from SUNY-Binghamton in 1982.

About MLV & Co:

MLV & Co., an MLV Financial company, is an independent full service investment bank and institutional broker dealer. MLV is focused on providing creative capital raising solutions to growth-oriented companies in healthcare, real estate, financials, energy & natural resources, technology and other "capital-intensive" sectors.

MLV is the leader in capital raised for financial institutions. The group has raised over $9.9 billion via traditional follow-on offerings:

  • $6+ billion common equity
  • $3.5+ billion preferred & baby bonds
  • $1.7+ billion filed via ATMMLV is a member of FINRA, NASDAQ, and the SIPC.

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