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Valerio Giannini

Valerio Giannini

Lecturer

SB2 324

vgiannin@uci.edu  

Education

BSE, Princeton University

Valerio Giannini is a principal of NewCap Partners, a Los Angeles based Investment banking firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions and financing of medium sized private companies. Prior to NewCap, Mr. Giannini was affiliated with Ventana International Ltd., the merchant banking arm of the Ventana Growth Funds.

He previously served as CEO of Geneva Business Network, a subsidiary of Chemical Bank and one of the leading middle market merger and acquisition firms in the U.S. Mr. Giannini joined Geneva from Cumberland Investment Group, a New York private investment banking firm dealing with medium-sized public and private companies.

Prior to Cumberland he held appointments as Director of White House Operations, Deputy Special Assistant to the President for Administration and as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Productivity and Product Technology.

For ten years prior to Washington Mr. Giannini headed a Los Angeles consulting firm assisting larger clients (Bendix, IBM, PG&E, PPG, Union Carbide, Upjohn) in market and technology assessments of acquisitions, new ventures, and new markets.

Mr. Giannini was also previously with the Corporate Planning Division of IIT Research Institute (Chicago) and Kidder, Peabody's Corporate Finance department in New York.

Over his career Mr. Giannini has been CEO or COO of four smaller public companies and two subsidiaries of public companies in transition, and has served as a principal, intermediary or financial advisor in over forty acquisition, merger, divestiture or financing transactions.

Mr. Giannini currently serves on the Board of Dudek & Associates, Kish Rigging, Inc. and ACS Architectural Construction Services. He has also served as an adjunct professor for Entrepreneurial Finance at the Argyros School of Business at Chapman University.

Mr. Giannini holds a BSE from Princeton University, served as a U.S. naval officer and is listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in Industry and Finance.