Situational. Investment Banking.

Phoenix IB® is a boutique, “special situations” oriented investment banking firm – offering M&A, capital raising, and advisory services across a broad range of circumstances and transaction types.

We are experts in distilling financial and operational complexity into opportunity for our clients. We work with businesses at all phases of their lifecycles, from inception through growth until exit, including all of the challenges, obstacles, opportunities, and growing pains along the way.

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The Phoenix Platform

Phoenix IB is the investment banking affiliate of Phoenix Management Services, LLC, an operationally focused financial services firm focused on companies in transition.


Diversified, special situation engagements


Countries where senior team has completed assignments


Years in business under successive ownership


Years is the average tenure of our senior team with the firm

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What We Do.

Phoenix IB provides a holistic suite of transaction-based investment banking services ensuring that our clients have both the plan and the funding to successfully navigate and enhance value regardless of their situation. Services include:

Mergers & Acquisitions

Whether representing the buyer or the seller, we provide a full range of services throughout the M&A process, from identifying buyers or sellers, to preparing or reviewing the memorandum, performing comprehensive due diligence, securing funding, structuring the transaction, and seeing it through closing.

Debt & Equity Capital Raising

When our clients face complex growth, there may not be capital immediately accessible to support the company. In turn, we raise the critical, supplementary funds that allow our clients to execute their plans, expand their business, and maximize enterprise value. 

Balance Sheet Optimization / Refinancing

Sometimes a company falls short of its predisposed expectations and needs help realigning the existing debt structure. Throughout the balance sheet restructuring process, our professionals finesse any areas of business that require refinancing, financial restructuring, or recapitalization for immediate and future success.

Restructuring Advisory

Our award-winning restructuring services are tailored to optimize and enhance the balance sheet for each client during any stage or situation, regardless of industry, objectives, or business characteristics.

Our Team

The Phoenix IB senior team has decades of experience across over a thousand of engagements covering nearly all industries. Our team members have diverse backgrounds in consulting, corporate finance, asset management, operations, industry, and entrepreneurship. This is how we have cultivated a culture of doers, and why we are known expert financial problem-solvers rather than conventional investment bankers.  

Michael E. Jacoby, CTP, CCM, CMC

Senior Managing Director & Shareholder

Michael Jacoby is a Senior Managing Director and Shareholder at Phoenix IB®. He is a skilled financial executive with extensive investment banking, transactional, operating, turnaround, and commercial banking experience. Michael has assisted more than 270 Phoenix clients in a variety of industries with their acquisition, divestiture, and financing needs, and has served in advisory capacities as well as interim management positions.

Steven C. Warsaw

Managing Director

Steven Warsaw is a Managing Director at Phoenix IB®. He brings 20 years of investment banking experience managing and advising clients on complex transactions and situations. Steven’s expertise spans a wide range of investment banking services including buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions, balance sheet restructurings, refinancing, recapitalizations, corporate restructurings and divestitures, and more.

Joseph Nappi, CTP

Senior Managing Director & Shareholder

Joe Nappi is a Senior Managing Director and Shareholder at Phoenix IB®. He is a seasoned professional in the restructuring industry with over 15 years of experience in special situations transactions. He has led and assisted many middle market companies in a variety of roles including investment banker, turnaround manager, and commercial lender.

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