Michael Balistreri
Managing Director
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Significant investment banking experience in financial restructurings, M&A, divestitures, debt and equity financings and recapitalizations
Specializes in advising corporations, creditors and shareholders across all industry lines in growth, storied, complex, distressed and special situations
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Michael V. Balistreri is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal’s Corporate Finance practice in New York. Mr. Balistreri specializes in providing investment banking and financial advisory services on behalf of corporations, creditors and shareholders across all industry lines in growth, storied, complex, distressed and special situations. His extensive transaction experience includes financial restructurings, recapitalizations, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), divestitures and debt and equity financings.

Mr. Balistreri has received numerous industry accolades, including the Emerging Leader Award from The M&A Advisor and was a “40 Under 40” honoree from the National Association of Certified Valuators & Analysts. He was also named on The Global M&A Network’s list of the “Top Restructuring & Turnaround Professionals.”

Recent representative investment banking engagements include Catasys, BuildDirect Technologies, Versar, Halt Medical, Pristine Environments, Dakota Plains Holdings, SynCardia Systems, American Eagle Energy, Santa Fe Gold, Response Genetics, Hipcricket, PhotoMedex and LCA Vision.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Balistreri was a Managing Director in the investment banking division at Canaccord Genuity, where he led and was a founding member of the U.S. Debt Finance & Restructuring practice. He also served on the firm's Fairness Opinion Review Committee. Prior to that, Mr. Balistreri was a Managing Director at Bacchus Capital Management, a private equity and alternative lending fund, and a Vice President at Gordian Group, an investment banking firm focused on distressed advisory. He started his career as an investment banker at Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin.

Mr. Balistreri currently serves as a Corporate Officer on the Board of Directors for The Institute for Community Living (ICL), an award-winning nonprofit organization that provides integrated housing and healthcare for over 10,000 people annually in New York. He holds the positions of Treasurer and Chair of the Finance & Investment Committee. He is also a member of the organization’s Executive Compensation Committee.

Mr. Balistreri earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from New York University and holds the Series 7 (General Securities Representative), Series 24 (General Securities Principal) and Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law) licenses from FINRA. He is also an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and Turnaround Management Association.