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Michael Gaul, CTP

Michael Gaul, CTP

Senior Director


Michael Gaul joined the Company in March 2003 and is a Senior Director of Phoenix IB® with approximately 19 years of experience advising clients on complex transactions. Mr. Gaul’s expertise and knowledge spans a wide range of investment banking, including but not limited to refinancing, mergers and acquisitions, and balance sheet restructurings.

Mr. Gaul is experienced with transactions involving Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code in which debtor companies transfer their assets to a buyer with speed, efficiency, and the approval of the Bankruptcy Court. In addition, he has experience in companies reorganizing under Chapter 11 protection of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

In addition, as a Senior Director with Phoenix Management Services®, Mr. Gaul has served in advisory roles in a multitude of corporate environments – private, equity-sponsored, family-owned, and start-up ventures – including numerous interim management roles in IB engagements immediately following company acquisitions.

Life Before Phoenix

Prior to joining Phoenix IB, Michael was a equity research analyst at FleetBoston Robertson Stephens, the San Francisco-based investment bank, where he was part of the Specialty Finance group whose portfolio included the public non-bank financial companies and the public auto dealership companies. Before that, Michael was a senior credit analyst in the Specialty Finance Group of Fleet Bank, N.A, analyzing existing and prospective clients’ financial performance via their historical and forecasted operating results. He began his banking career at Sanwa Bank, where he completed Sanwa’s Credit Training Program and worked in the Bank’s Industrial Research Group.

Education & Affiliations

Mr. Gaul graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Finance. In addition, he holds the Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP) designation from the Turnaround Management Association and he is registered with the National Association of Securities Dealers and holds his Series 7, Series 63, and Series 24 licenses.

Featured Transactions

Financial Advisor, Family-Owned Printing-Fulfillment Company: Led to the company’s expansion of its existing credit facility and, ultimately, the successful sale of the company.

Financial Advisor, Private Equity Fund: Completed a business assessment and financial review prior to the successful merger/acquisition of durable goods manufacturers with combined revenue of $65 million.

Financial Advisor, Manufacturer of Flat Bed Trailers: Facilitated its refinancing efforts and identified areas to improve efficiency. The combined efforts of the Company and Phoenix resulted in increased, profitable production.

Office: (484) 841-6806

Mobile: (610) 937-0651

Office Location: Philadelphia

Years with Phoenix: 21

Years of Experience: 21