DALLAS, July 13, 2015 – Global middle-market investment bank Capital Alliance Corp. (www.cadallas.com) has expanded to El Paso and hired El Paso native Ben Gonzalez to lead the Borderplex region.
“We’ve heard from wealth managers and thought leaders in El Paso that there’s a great need for an investment banking presence in El Paso,” said Bryan Livingston, managing director and CEO of Dallas-based Capital Alliance Corp.
No other investment banks currently have offices in the city — a growing metro area with a strong economy and a significant concentration of family-owned businesses looking for opportunities to unlock equity.
Capital Alliance Corp. helps connect executives who want to sell their companies with potential buyers and advises them from initial preparation through the completion of the sale process. The firm also provides buy-side representation. Its international mergers and acquisitions experience allows it to tap potential buyers from around the world. The investment bank has long been involved in international M&A activity as a member firm of M&A International Inc. — a closely-knit organization of more than 40 financial advisory firms that have the resources to efficiently identify potential domestic and international buyers or investors.
This is Capital Alliance’s first office outside its Dallas-based headquarters. International business deals between Mexico, the United States and Canada — the NAFTA corridor — made the border city a great choice for a second location, Livingston said.
“There’s a quickening of cross-border commerce, especially in industrial markets, largely driven by energy reforms underway in Mexico. Being at the border will enable us to respond quickly to clients seeking merger and acquisition assistance,” he said.
Capital Alliance hired Ben Gonzalez as its managing director of the Borderplex region, which covers the El Paso, Ciudad Juarez and southern New Mexico area.
Gonzalez, an El Paso native, returned home in mid-2013 after spending 23 years in New York. He most recently served as a partner in the restructuring practice of KPMG and a managing director in KPMG Corporate Finance. Gonzalez comes to Capital Alliance with extensive financial restructuring and investment banking experience, including experience in advising clients on the acquisition or sale of companies or operating divisions. He has worked with both distressed and non-distressed businesses.
Gonzalez earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in business from the University of Texas at El Paso.
Since returning to El Paso, he has served as an adviser and senior vice president with The Borderplex Alliance, a regional non-profit organization dedicated to economic development and prosperity in the Cd. Juarez, El Paso, and southern New Mexico region.
About Capital Alliance Corp.
Capital Alliance Corp. is a global mid-market investment banking firm, providing consulting services for mergers and acquisitions. The company represents client companies in a variety of markets, including energy, technology, construction and engineering, manufacturing and business services. Since its founding in 1976, the privately held firm has completed more than 200 transactions with an aggregate transaction value in excess of $3 billion. For more than 25 years, Capital Alliance has been a member of M&A International, a membership organization of investment banking firms operating in the major economies of the world.
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