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Influential Investment Bankers in Los Angeles: Cary H. Thompson

Years in Practice: 30+

Years with Current Firm: 10

Specialty or Industry Focus: Financial Institutions, Media, Technology, Industrial

Cary Thompson is Executive Vice Chairman of Global Investment Banking for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Thompson currently advises numerous public and private companies on a variety of transactions including mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and restructuring with a specific focus on financial institutions, industrial, technology and media companies. Thompson has completed over $1 trillion in transactions during his career.

Recent transactions include the announced $6.5 billion acquisition of Dun & Bradstreet by a consortium including CC Capital, the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer for $2 billion, FIS’s $9.2 billion acquisition of SunGard, Global Payments’ $4.8 billion purchase of Heartland, and TPG’s majority investment in the Creative Artists Agency. Thompson joined Bank of America a decade ago from Bear Stearns where he served as Senior Managing Director. He ran investment banking for Bear Stearns on the West Coast and has been a senior financial institutions and media industry investment banker since the 1980s.

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