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Massimo Messina named President of BG Strategic Advisors LLC

West Palm Beach, Florida – BG Strategic Advisors LLC (“BGSA”) is pleased to announce the hiring of Massimo Messina.  Mr. Messina joins the firm as President of the broker-dealer, according to Benjamin Gordon, founder and Managing Partner of BGSA Holdings.

Mr. Messina was hired to lead the investment bank into the next level of growth by matching his multiple experiences in building and growing advisory service teams and serving clients with BGSA’s unparalleled reputation in the supply chain, logistics, and related technologies sectors.

At BGSA, Mr. Messina will focus on sourcing and executing M&A, equity capital and debt capital raises, and other investment banking services for companies and financial sponsors operating in the supply chain sector.  Relevant market segments include transportation, logistics, distribution, warehousing, supply chain technology, and related fields.

During his 25-year career, Mr. Messina has helped to build investment banking practices for firms like PwC, Grant Thornton and Duff & Phelps.  He has broad transactional experience with firms such as Credit Suisse First Boston, Houlihan Lokey, and Duff & Phelps, advising publicly traded and privately held corporate clients on the valuation and structuring of complex merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions, alliances, partnerships and joint ventures, as well as minority investments to successfully integrate and address accounting, financial reporting, corporate finance, and valuation challenges.  Mr. Messina has extensive experience in valuation principles, methodologies and critical assumptions employed in various business enterprise, intangible asset and securities valuation exercises across a wide breadth of sectors including logistics and supply chain, enterprise software, SaaS, blockchain, data analytics, and telecom, among others.

Mr. Messina earned an MBA from Boston University and a BA from Connecticut College.

Mr. Messina said, “I am very excited to have the opportunity to lead BGSA into its next phase of growth. The BGSA team is top notch in the supply chain sector.  It combines advisory service leadership with operating partners who have deep industry roots.  With my experience in building and growing teams, I think it will be a terrific journey.”

Benjamin Gordon said, “Today’s announcement reflects BGSA’s focus on growing our investment banking platform and commitment to serving our clients with the highest quality.  Massimo is a seasoned corporate finance professional with a commitment to excellence, alignment with our values as a firm, and the experience to help our clients maximize value, whether they are seeking to buy, sell, raise capital, or consider other strategic alternatives.”

About BG Strategic Advisors

BG Strategic Advisors (“BGSA”) is the leading M&A advisory firm focused on the logistics and supply chain industry.  BGSA specializes in providing supply chain CEOs with the tools to maximize their companies’ value.  In addition to M&A advisory services, BGSA provides its clients with a broad range of investment banking capabilities, including equity capital, debt capital, board advisory, restructuring, and other capital markets services.  For more information, visit www.BGSA.com, contact Jennifer Alfaro at Jennifer@bgsa.com, or at (561) 932-1607.

BGSA 2019 Supply Chain “Shark Tank” Winner Announced

BG Strategic Advisors is pleased to announce and congratulate Sean Devine of XBE LLC, the winner of The BGSA 2019 Supply Chain “Shark Tank,” at the BG Strategic Advisors Supply Chain Conference 2019, which was held at The Breakers in Palm Beach from January 23-25, 2019.

“Sharing the story of XBE and our vision for the future of construction logistics was a privilege,” said Sean Devine, CEO of XBE. “On behalf of the rest of our team, I’d like to thank the judges, attendees, and other contestants for making the event a great success.”

The Supply Chain “Shark Tank” finalists were judged by “Sharks” Herb Shear (former CEO, GENCO), Rob Howard (former CEO, Grand Junction, now a division of Target), and Jack Holmes (former President, UPS Freight).

Ben Gordon, BGSA CEO and “Shark Tank” moderator of said, “While all of the finalists’ presentations were impressive, Sean captivated the judges and attendees with his preparation, knowledge and energy.”

BG Strategic Advisors would also like to thank the other Supply Chain “Shark Tank” participants for outstanding presentations and for helping to make the event a great success, including:

  • Jonah McIntire, Managing Director, TNX Logistics
  • Akmann Van-Mary, CEO, SpotKew Technologies
  • Marc Held, CEO, ODYN
  • Annika Evertse, Co-Founder, SensorTransport
  • David Simmons, CTO & General Manager, Ping Asset Ltd
  • Daniel Powell, Co-Founder and CEO, Optimal Dynamics

About XBE LLC

XBE LLC is a provider of technology-based construction logistics solutions. XBE built its platform from the ground up based on 20 years of experience, and it continues to aggressively expand the breadth and depth of its capabilities. XBE is headquartered in Chicago, IL and operates branches in the Chicago, Kansas City, and Charlotte markets with plans to expand nationwide. For more information, visit www.x-b-e.com.

About BG Strategic Advisors Supply Chain Conference

The BGSA Supply Chain conference is a one-of-a-kind, invitation-only event designed to bring together top industry leaders from all segments of the supply chain, and provides an intimate and candid setting where CEOs and leaders can privately network and explore ideas and opportunities with their peers.

About BG Strategic Advisors
BG Strategic Advisors (“BGSA”) is the leading M&A advisory firm focused on the logistics and supply chain industry. BGSA specializes in providing supply chain CEOs with the tools to maximize their companies’ value. In addition to M&A advisory services, BGSA provides its clients with a broad range of investment banking capabilities, including equity capital, debt capital, board advisory, restructuring, and other capital markets services. For more information, visit www.BGSA.com or call Ben at (561) 932-1601.

BGSA provides investment banking services through BG Strategic Advisors LLC, a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA and the SIPC.

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