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Crowley Maritime Corporation has named Massimo Messina as vice president of mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Based in Jacksonville, Florida, he will lead Crowley’s expansion goals by identifying and evaluating potential M&A candidates and executing transactions that are in line with the company’s future growth forecast and efforts across all business areas.
“Massimo has the vision and experience needed to find and receive targeted opportunities that fit into our business model and keep Crowley at the forefront as a leader in our industry,” said Jim Pennella, senior vice president, corporate Services. “I look forward to working with him to identify opportunities that will further advance our services to meet the extensive needs of our partners and customers.”
Messina comes to Crowley with more than 25 years of experience in mergers & acquisitions, financial advisory and investment banking and advises listed and private corporate clients on the valuation and structuring of complex merger and acquisition transactions. Over the course of his career, he has helped build investment banking practices for companies such as PwC, Grant Thornton, and Duff & Phelps. He has extensive transaction experience with firms such as Credit Suisse First Boston and Houlihan Lokey.
“I am very excited to lead Crowley’s M&A team in sourcing and executing acquisitions in the company’s strategic growth areas,” said Messina. “Crowley is a first class organization with a fantastic culture.”
Most recently, Messina was President at BG Strategic Advisors LLC, a West Palm Beach, Florida-based M&A advisory firm focused on the logistics and supply chain industries. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Connecticut College.