Bart Zanelli

Managing Director

Mr. Zanelli has over 30 years of experience transacting mergers and acquisitions, public and private capital raising and private equity investing. He is primarily focused on financial institutions, insurance, and healthcare.   

 Mr. Zanelli has completed over 250 mergers and acquisitions, public and private capital raises and served on the Boards of several companies.  Notable deals include representing the buyer in the Executive Life rehabilitation. He also led a team that raised more public equity for Bermuda domiciled insurance companies during the 2001-2004 timeframe than any other investment bank. 

 He has served on the Boards of Direct General Corporation, Benefit Technologies and ABRA Auto Body Collision Centers. In addition, he raised over $100 million for a financial services private equity investment fund from JP Morgan Chase, Dresdner Bank, ING, and Gerling Global.  He also served as Managing Director of Firemark Group to lead the effort to restructure their private equity sub-funds invested on behalf of American International Group (“AIG”). 

Mr. Zanelli holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Hobart College