FocalPoint Adds Restructuring Banker in New York Office

April 8, 2020

Source: FocalPoint Partners, LLC

FocalPoint Partners, a leading middle-market investment bank, is pleased to announce the addition of restructuring and special situations veteran Richard F. NeJame as Managing Director in its New York office. With over two decades of experience, Mr. NeJame has advised leveraged and distressed corporate clients, as well as institutional, private equity, and other investing clients. His experience spans a broad array of transactions, with an emphasis on bespoke financing structures, liability management, and recapitalization transactions effected through both Chapter 11 and out-of-court processes.

Prior to joining FocalPoint, Mr. NeJame was the group head for Restructuring & Special Situations Advisory at Oppenheimer & Co. Previously, he worked at Alex. Brown & Sons and was a founding member of the Restructuring Advisory Group at Lazard Frères & Co. After almost a decade at Lazard, Mr. NeJame helped found the New York office of Imperial Capital as a managing director and member of their Restructuring & Leveraged Finance Groups. He later became the co-head of the Restructuring & Recapitalization Advisory Group at Gleacher & Company before joining Oppenheimer. During his career, Mr. NeJame has executed more than $100B in aggregated transaction value involving over 80 deals. Mr. NeJame earned his undergraduate degree, with honors, in electrical engineering at Duke University and received his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

“We are excited to expand and enhance both our Special Situations practice and our New York office with the addition of Rich,” noted Duane Stullich, Managing Partner. “His industry reputation and complementary restructuring and capital markets expertise bolsters the superior service offering that we provide to our clients, especially in these challenging times.” 

Richard NeJame, Managing Director, commented, “FocalPoint represents a very unique institution among middle-market investment banking advisors, given product breadth that features a substantial debt advisory business, alongside deep industry expertise. I am very excited to join this team of accomplished professionals, with an advisory culture focused on client service.” 

Michael Fixler, Managing Director, commented, "Rich’s unique experience advising issuers on liability management, and his extensive relationships among lenders, bondholders and other creditor constituencies, broadens the scope of our services and expands our client base. I look forward to working with Rich as we present the full suite of our Special Situation capabilities to the national market."

About FocalPoint Partners, LLC

FocalPoint is an independent investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions, private placements, financial restructurings, and special situation transactions. The firm has provided advisory services to middle market clients across eight industry sectors since 2002: aerospace and defense, business services, consumer, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrials, and technology/media. With offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Shanghai, and affiliated partner offices around the world, FocalPoint's domestic and international coverage is truly global. To learn more, visit and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Please contact Duane Stullich at 310-405-7070, or Richard NeJame at 917-741-8094, or Michael Fixler at 312-508-5780, with any questions about this announcement.

Source: FocalPoint Partners, LLC


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