Our Success is Achieved
When You Outperform

M&A Advisory and Capital Raising solutions for private companies

What We Do

FCL Capital Partners provides investment banking services focused on M&A advisory and Capital Raise solutions. Our goal is to match clients with the most efficient capital providers through the breadth of our product and market knowledge creating tailored solutions for individual needs. 


  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Project Finance
  • Special Situations & Restructuring

Private Capital Solutions

  • Senior Credit Facilities
  • Equipment Financing
  • Junior Debt / Mezzanine Loans
  • Private Equity

Who We Serve

We serve lower middle market and startup companies seeking to sell their business,  acquire other companies, or secure additional capital for growth, buyout, restructuring and recapitalization.

Industries of focus

Who We Are

Rafael De Paoli

Founder & CEO


Over 20 years of Investment Banking and Restructuring experience at bulge bracket investment banks and hedge funds advising public and private companies in various industries including consumer & retail, technology, energy, and transportation & logistics.


Trusted advisor to founders, C-Level executives and financial sponsors with lead roles representing over $55 billion in global Equity & Debt Capital Markets, M&A, Leveraged Finance and Project Finance. Also advised Treasury teams in various areas including foreign exchange, interest rate derivatives and working capital optimization.


Extensive restructuring advisory experience working with distressed companies in debtor-in-possession financings, plans of reorganization, 363 asset sales, distressed for control investments and out of court restructurings.

Paulo Zottolo

Strategic Partner, Consumer & Retail


Former CEO of Philips Latin America and Nivea USA & Brazil with over 30 years of operational restructuring and M&A experience in the consumer sector.


Earlier in his career, Paulo was a Marketing Director for Tyco Europe where he was responsible for the company’s growth strategy in the continent including numerous acquisitions of B2B companies.


In 2011, moved to the U.S. where he founded and sold a successful startup in the beverage sector. Paulo built a solid reputation and differentiated career in the executive world by challenging the status quo, working hard and overcoming many challenges along the way.


Goba Capital Inc.


“With support from FCL, we can continue to pursue our growth strategy. They designed a financing solution that fits our needs today while providing flexibility for future growth. FCL’s in-depth product knowledge and breadth of market relationships are superior to many large financial institutions and were a key factor to a successful outcome.”


— Noel Marsden, CFO

* The above testimonial may not be representative of the experiences of other clients and should not be construed as a guarantee of future performance or success