Business Development Officer
Mary D’Souza, a highly skilled finance professional, joined Amalgamated Capital (AmalCap) as the Business Development Officer in 2012. In that role, Ms. D’Souza is responsible for building strong alliances between AmalCap and private equity funds, banks, business development companies, commercial and industrial firms, and companies that provide alternative sources of capital. She reports to Robert Love, who directs the AmalCap division.
Ms. D’Souza brings to AmalCap substantial experience in originating, analyzing, structuring, and placing debt and equity securities for leading financing firms. She has built deep and solid relationships with key players at private equity, hedge, distressed, and mezzanine funds as well as banks that serve the middle- and lower-middle-market companies. An industry generalist, she has completed transactions with corporations in the manufacturing, global shipping, services, airlines, energy, media, and healthcare sectors.
Ms. Souza, who speaks German, French and Hindi, completed over 125 financing transactions valued at over $13 billion during her 17-year career. She has addressed industry conferences, been widely quoted in the financial news media and published articles about financing trends. She is a member of industry organizations including the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and the Commercial Finance Association (CFA).
Prior to joining AmalCap, Ms. D’Souza worked as a Managing Director at Maxim Group from 2010 to 2012 raising capital and advising small and mid-cap companies. From 2000 to 2009, Ms. D’Souza was a Managing Director with GE Capital in New York, where her accomplishments included launching the company’s Second Lien/Mezzanine initiative. She helped make the unit a leading force in the junior capital space. She also played a significant part in structuring and placing of debtors-in-possession, EXITS, and restructuring financings.
Before joining GE Capital, she spent five years at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson structuring and raising capital for U.S. and international companies and private equity funds. Ms. D’Souza earned her MBA in Finance at Pace University in New York City. She received her MA in economics and sociology from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India.