Investment Banking

The investment banking team at Blaylock Van has more than 100 years of combined bulge-bracket experience, putting us at the forefront of banking and capital markets arena and making us a leader among black-owned asset management firms. We have managed over hundreds of debt and equity banking transactions representing billions of dollars in underwriting. Blaylock Van was the first minority firm to co-manage a debt deal for a company in 1995.

Innovative Investment Banking Solutions

Blaylock Van manages both public and private market transactions in our capacity as a leading investment banking firm. We can handle everything from second-tier capital raising strategies, to multi-billion-dollar deals through debt and equity transactions such as merger and acquisition (M&A) financing.

In addition, our expert team at Blaylock Van offers:

Work with a Leading Minority-Owned Investment Firm

Our client base covers U.S. and European clients, covering a range from asset managers, insurance companies and pension funds to municipalities and family offices, and we value every single partnership we make. We truly appreciate our clients’ continued support of diversity and inclusion in their capital markets activities.

We are well-positioned to help aspiring investment banking firms, managers, and funds, as well as encourage the continued success of already-established financial entities.

We seek to foster long-standing partnerships with clients as we help them achieve success using a thorough and tech-led approach to investing.

A proven record of success

In 2023, Blaylock Van participated in 64 transactions totaling $169 billion in notional volume.


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We are proud to serve as a Joint Bookrunner in a recent $600m New York Life offering on January 22, 2024. In 2023, we also served as a Co-Manager on three of the four largest debt deals year-to-date, including Amgen’s $24bn 8-part and HSBC Holdings PLC’s $7bn 3-part transaction in March, 2023 (the largest FIG deal of the year).

Your investment banking team

Manny Small
Executive Vice President
Michael Bonagura
Senior VP – Syndicate Manager
Louis De Caro
Executive VP – Head of Banking
Tarrell Gamble
Senior VP


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Blaylock Van is a firm going from strength to strength, which puts our clients in a great position to achieve their investment goals. To learn more about our services, contact our team today.