Paul Pignataro
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Paul Pignataro

Entrepreneur specializing in Finance Education. Paul has built and successfully run several start-ups in the Education and Technology industries. He most recently founded New York School of Finance, which evolved from AnEx Training, a multi-million dollar finance education business, providing finance education to banks, firms, and universities throughout the world. Paul is also the author of "Financial Modeling and Valuation" and "Leveraged Buyouts" guides to the Investment Banking and Private Equity industries published by Wiley Finance. Since its publication, "Financial Modeling and Valuation: A Practical Guide to Investment Banking and Private Equity" has been ranked #1 on Amazon.com in Finance Hot New Releases and #1 Valuation Bestsellers. The New York School of Finance is a semester-long program, based in New York and geared towards helping business students from top tier and lower tier business schools prepare for jobs at the top firms on Wall Street. At AnEx Training, Paul continues to participate on the training team, actively providing training at bulge bracket banks and for M&A teams at corporations, and has personally trained personnel at funds catering to high net worth individuals worth billions of dollars. AnEx continues to train at over 50 locations worldwide, and Paul travels extensively on a monthly basis training at sovereign funds and investment banks overseas. Prior to his entrepreneurial endeavors, Mr. Pignataro worked at TH Lee Putnam Ventures, a $1 billion private equity firm affiliated with buyout giant Thomas H. Lee Partners. Before that, he was at Morgan Stanley, where he worked on various transactions in the technology, energy, transportation, and business services industries. Some of the transactions included the $33.3 billion merger of BP Amoco and ARCO, the $7.6 billion sale of American Water Works to RWE (a German water company), the sale of two subsidiaries of Citizens Communications (a $3.0 billion communications company), and the sale of a $100 million propane distribution subsidiary of a $3 billion electric utility. Paul continues to consult on Private Equity and M&A Advisory transactions, having most recently closed a leveraged buyout of a $30MM medical device business. He is also actively working on several M&A assignments for Fortune 500 companies.

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