Michael J. Devine is an accomplished Corporate Finance / Investment banking professional with more than 20 years of success across the financial services, law, and wireless industries. His broad areas of expertise include acquisitions, restructurings, and corporate finance.
Since September 2004, Mr. Devine has sourced and/or managed in excess of 150 transactions valued in excess of $1.0 Billion in value within the wireless telecommunication industry. Mr Devine got his start in the wireless telecommunication industry in 2004 as Vice President of Acquisitions for Global Signal (publicly traded REIT which was majority held by Fortress Investment Group). While at Global Signal, Mr. Devine was responsible for sourcing and managing teams that completed the underwriting, negotiating, performance of due diligence, and closing of wireless communication tower and land acquisitions.
After Global Signal, Mr. Devine became the founder/owner of Excel Capital Advisors, LLC (including predecessor Company Vencer Capital). Since founding Excel in 2007, Mr. Devine has represented owners of telecommunication towers and other wireless infrastructure companies with both growth capital (debt and equity) and sale transactions. During his time with Excel Capital, Mr. Devine also consulted Crown Castle International for three years in developing its nationwide tower acquisition program.
In addition to Excel Capital, Mr. Devine was the founder and owner of Sunsar Holdings, LLC from 2008 through 2015. As owner of Sunsar Holdings, Mr. Devine was responsible for the management of two tower development companies: 1) Sunsar Towers Northeast where he provided day to day management of a telecommunication tower company in the Northeast and 2) Sunsar-Pegasus Tower Company where he provided oversight and financing as managing member of a tower development company in the Mid-Atlantic.
Prior to entering the wireless telecommunications, Mr. Devine was Vice President at Gulf Atlantic Capital Corporation where he provided transaction and financial advisory services to distressed companies which included sell side advisory, refinancing advisory and daily management of financial systems.
Mr. Devine’s previous employment experience includes providing financial advisory services while at PriceWaterhouse Coopers and as an attorney for a top 100 law firm in Los Angeles.
Mr. Devine earned a bachelor of arts degree in history from the University of California, Los Angeles. Mr. Devine earned his juris doctorate in 1997 from California Western School of Law and an M.B.A. in 2000 from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.