SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--()--DPG Investments, LLC, and affiliates are building bench strength with the addition of three well-known executives and operating partners to the DPG advisory team. The new team members bring defined, proven skill sets with significant track records and extensive global networks to assist the continued growth of DPG’s private equity and merchant-banking platform.
A.C. Green, three-time NBA Champion and All-Star, brings his leadership and mentorship qualities in addition to his significant network and global business platform to DPG’s partnerships. Prior to his financial career, Mr. Green spent 16 seasons in the NBA and won three world championships with the Los Angeles Lakers. A.C. Green played in more consecutive games than any other player in NBA history, and only missed three games in his professional basketball career. His current ventures include the A.C. Green Youth Foundation, which helps kids build character, strong bodies and minds, and teaches winning and losing with dignity, teamwork and sacrifice.
Tom Blinten, founder of Panamax Capital, adds his 25 years of experience with over $12 billion in executed transactions to DPG Investments. Mr. Blinten has a proven track record as a global dealmaker and financier across a multitude of sectors, along with significant capital market distribution capabilities. His experience supports DPG and its affiliate’s growth initiative to expand their diversified, multi-strategy merchant-banking platform into Latin American and Asia. The addition of Mr. Blinten is expected to provide immediate opportunities for DPG’s Alternative Investment practice, which focuses on cross-border M&A, capital advisory and capital formation strategies, with an emphasis on international large-scale energy and infrastructure project financing. DPG also has ongoing participation in the Panamax Capital platform.
Ziad Abdelnour, founder and CEO of Blackhawk Partners, brings yet another seasoned deal maker, trader, financier and merchant banker extraordinaire to the DPG team. Mr. Abdelnour’s 25 years of industry experience and $10 billion in transaction volume provide key enhancements to the existing DPG Corporate Private Equity practice. This practice specifically focuses on lower/middle market management-led and leveraged buy-outs, special-situation investing, renewable energy and large project financing. Mr. Abdelnour’s leadership provides a solid foundation for the growth of DPG’s Corporate Finance and Buy-Out practice. Mr. Abdelnour’s most recent book, “Economic Warfare,” is quickly becoming a must-read for anyone interested in the underpinnings of the U.S. economy. Daniel P. Galvanoni will serve as special partner to the Blackhawk Partners platform.
DPG Investments and its affiliates provide global alternative investment management and advisory services. With offices in Arizona and California, DPG specializes in the allocation of capital across various asset classes on behalf of its select high net worth and ultra-high net worth family offices and institutional private equity managers. DPG's current focus in the alternative investment sector includes real estate lending and acquisition, renewable energy and natural resources, corporate private equity, asset management, fund-to-fund advisory and venture capital. Through its solid platform and disciplined approach, DPG maintains a predominant foothold in the capital markets, trafficking significant and high-quality opportunities on a consistent basis.
Currently, DPG works principally and in conjunction with its numerous domestic and international capital partners, which service a diverse scope of transactions on a co-investment and allocation basis. These partners include, but are not limited to, hedge funds, REITS, equity portfolios, private merchant banks, pension funds and life insurance companies. DPG maintains a strong focus on ultra-high net worth family office partnerships throughout the U.S., Asia, Latin America and Europe.
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