Thomas J. Murphy
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Thomas Murphy brings to the firm and its clients a diverse background with experience in investment banking (including mergers & acquisitions, private placements of both senior and subordinated debt, equity placements and financial restructurings), commercial lending (including loan origination, loan administration and workouts), and principal investing (including initiating and structuring leveraged buyout transactions). During his career, Mr. Murphy has been involved in a wide range of industries, including aerospace, apparel, engineering and construction, financial services, marketing services, metals, printing, real estate, retail, technology and wholesale distribution.
Mr. Murphy has been responsible for over $7 billion of investment banking and financial restructuring assignments involving both private and publicly-held companies completed, including the sale of Snak Club, Inc. to a private equity firm; a $200 million equity raise to pursue aerospace acquisitions with a top 10 private equity firm; the sale of Maly’s, Inc. to L’Oreal USA (ENXTPA:OR); the sale of ORCO Construction Supply, Inc. to Home Depot Supply; the sale of Ontic Engineering, Inc. to BBA Aviation plc (LSE:BBA); and $375 million financing for Wise Alloys, Inc. With his extensive investment banking and senior lending background, Mr. Murphy has been involved in direct principal investing activities, including the management buyout of a $90 million wholesale nursery distribution operation Shemin Nurseries, Inc., a significant minority equity investment in a $100 million convenience store chain Plaid Pantries, Inc., and the acquisition and management of a $40 million commercial real estate portfolio. He currently serves on the advisory board of First Rehabilitation Life Insurance which serves its statutory board and is president of Shemin Real Estate Holdings, Inc. and managing member of Shemin Real Estate I and Shemin Real Estate II.
Prior to forming M&A Capital, Mr. Murphy’s professional experience included serving as a Founder and Managing Director at Murphy Noell Capital, Director at Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin and a Portfolio Manager at Barclays PLC. Additionally, he has held positions with CIT Group and Union Bank, and served as CFO of two manufacturing companies.
Mr. Murphy earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of Finance of the University of Pennsylvania.