BNP Paribas

January 30, 2014 10:54 ET

BNP Paribas CIB Further Expands Merchant Banking Group - Americas

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 30, 2014) - BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) announced today the appointments of two managing directors to further enhance its Merchant Banking Group in the Americas and better service its clients. David Gilio will lead the group's Technology/Media/Telecom team (TMT). L.J. McKay has joined as a generalist team leader. They are both based in New York and report to Bucky Khan, Head of Merchant Banking Group, Americas. 

"We have been a consistent leader in providing acquisition and buy-out financing as Left Hand Lead/Book Runner for the middle market for over three decades," said Bucky Khan. "I am happy to have David and L.J. join our team as they bring invaluable expertise to BNP Paribas and will be key players in the growth of the firm's Merchant Banking Group."

David has covered the Leveraged Finance and M&A TMT market for over 20 years. Before joining BNP Paribas, David was responsible for originating M&A and capital raising opportunities with middle market corporate and private equity firms at several boutique investment banking platforms including Burnham Securities Inc. and Princeridge Group LLC. Prior to that, he covered Financial Sponsors, with a specialization in the TMT industry, at RBS Greenwich Capital, TD Securities, and Bank of America Securities.

L.J. has 17 years of investment banking experience including originating and executing IPOs, Leveraged Finance and M&A transactions for corporations and private equity firms. Before joining BNP Paribas, L.J. was with Stifel Nicolaus' Financial Sponsors' group where he covered middle-private equity firms. Prior to that, he worked for the Quadrangle Group, Bank of America and DLJ/Credit Suisse. 

The Merchant Banking Group is part of the Corporate Banking Americas business line within CIB. In addition to the New York-based team, the Firm has offices in Chicago, Dallas and San Francisco. The Merchant Banking Group's other five leveraged finance teams in New York are headed by: Richard Cushing, Keith Murray, David Sommer, Dimitri Jobert, and David McCollough. The Chicago office is led by Michael Colias, the Dallas office by Sean Davenport, and the San Francisco office by Bill Heafey. All team leaders report to Bucky, whose career with BNP Paribas spans over 21 years.

About BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking

BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) is a leading provider of solutions to a wide range of clients including corporates, sovereigns, financial institutions and investors worldwide. Approximately 19,000 professionals in 45 countries provide clients with personalized services for managing their risks and assets, financing and expanding their business and servicing their operational needs.

BNP Paribas CIB excels in:

Corporate Banking - where it has leading franchises in Transaction Banking (trade finance, cash management) and in Specialized Financing (energy & commodities, transportation, export, project, leveraged, media telecom, corporate acquisition finance and real estate)
Derivatives - where it is one of the leading global players in interest rates, credit, foreign exchange, commodity and equity derivatives.
Advisory and Capital Markets - where it is a top European house in ECM and a global leader in DCM (bond, convertibles and equity issuance)

BNP Paribas has been named "Bank of the Year 2012" by the International Financing Review.

About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas ( has a presence in nearly 80 countries with 190,000 employees, including 145,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail banking model across Mediterranean basin countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia-Pacific.