Marco Polo Advisor announced the formation of Alliance of International Corporate Advisors (AICA), a global network of merger and acquisition (M&A) advisory firms.Marco Polo Advisor attended the AICA inaugural meeting in Miami Beach, Florida, on May 7-8, 2010, bringing together investment banking firms from the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia to launch the organization.
The meeting culminates a year-long global effort to invite an optimal mix of geographic coverage and industry specialists among middle-market M&A advisory firms to found AICA across six continents. The objective of AICA is to provide unparalleled origination and joint execution capability to its members around the globe. AICA has been established with 29 member firms in 20 countries focusing on middle-market M&A, corporate advisory and capital raising transactions across multiple industry specialties.
Filippo Maria Rozzanigo, CEO of Marco Polo Advisor, said, "Membership in AICA significantly extends our firm's reach into the major business markets. Our clients will undoubtedly benefit from our relationship with AICA members. We are now able to call on over 100 senior investment bankers worldwide to assist in our transaction mandates, which allows us to facilitate assignments worldwide while assuring our clients that the entire global market is covered".
"We are pleased to welcome Marco Polo Advisor as a charter member of the AICA family," said Rachel Sargent, AICA's president. "We are pleased to associate with Marco Polo Advisor, which brings their experience, track record of closing strategic transactions and stellar reputation to our partners around the world. All of the founding members of this group have been closely screened and are the pre-eminent mid-market investment banks in their respective markets. This is truly an organization of entrepreneurs who have founded and built their own firms and understand the entrepreneurial experience firsthand.



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