MEET THE TEAM
Over the past 20 years, Michael Richards has worked as an investment banker covering multiple product and industry sectors and has focused much of his time on complex capital structure solutions related to financial restructurings, M&A, and project finance.
Whether your company is looking to grow, acquire, sell, recapitalize, or is in need of rescue financing, Michael can provide financial solutions through his extensive network of financial and strategic investors. Prior to joining JD Merit, Michael executed over $3 billion in investment banking transactions at several prominent middle market firms, including Oppenheimer & Co., The Seaport Group, and most recently, Cappello Global LLC.
Michael has worked on over a dozen financial restructurings, M&A and capital raising transactions in the past ten years. During this time, he has focused largely in (1) Gaming, Lodging and other hospitality-related Real Estate; (2) Gaming Technology and (3) Online Social Gaming.
Michael is a devoted husband and father of two young children, a girl and a boy, both under 5. A native New Yorker, Michael attended the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California and now loves to spend time with his wife and children in the Pacific Palisades and playing tennis and golf with friends in West LA. Michael played tennis on the Men’s Varsity Tennis Team at Princeton University and spent one year on the satellite circuit before accepting that he had to enter the real world.