Drew Pascarella is an expert in merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions, including deal process and valuation. A former senior investment banker with extensive experience at bulge bracket banks, Mr. Pascarella has advised clients on M&A transactions valued at over $35 billion, and led equity, convertible, and debt financing transactions that generated over $9 billion in proceeds. Mr. Pascarella has extensive expertise with transactions in the technology and telecommunications industries, among others. He has been retained as an expert witness and testified in deposition and at trial.
As a director in the Technology Investment Banking Group at Citigroup Global Markets, Mr. Pascarella led the execution of numerous notable transactions. These included the formation of Nokia Siemens Networks, the largest joint venture in corporate history; Nokia’s $8.1 billion acquisition of NAVTEQ and associated €1.8 billion debt initial public offering (IPO); Andrew Corporation’s $2.6 billion sale to CommScope; and Lucent’s $1.6 billion convertible bond offering.
Prior to joining Citigroup, Mr. Pascarella led the design, development, implementation, and support of Goldman Sachs’s global trading technology systems, with a focus on fixed income, equities, FX, commodities, and external hedge fund clients. In addition, he has extensive expertise trading futures for agriculture, currencies, energy, and financial indices.
An award-winning lecturer at Cornell’s SC Johnson College of Business, Mr. Pascarella teaches courses on investment banking, with a focus on M&A, capital raising, and corporate finance. He directs the Investment Banking Immersion, a practitioner-led program for students seeking careers in banking, and is the former associate dean of MBA Programs. Mr. Pascarella also founded SC Johnson’s M.B.A. Fintech Intensive, which provides in-depth instruction on blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and the role of technology applications in financial services.
Mr. Pascarella serves as managing director and head of East Coast Banking of Vista Point Advisors, which provides strategic M&A and capital-raising guidance to software and internet businesses.