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M&A Advisory and Capital Raising solutions for private companies

Who We Serve

Who We Serve

We serve private companies seeking to sell their business or secure additional capital for growth and other specific situations.

Industries of focus

  • Financial Services
  • Technology
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • Healthcare
  • Consumer & Retail
  • Business Services


  • Growth
  • Buyout
  • Restructuring
  • Recapitalization

What We Do

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.

Private Capital Solutions

  • Senior Credit Facilities
  • Unitranche Loans
  • Second Lien and Mezzanine Loans
  • Acquisition and Staple Financing


  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Special Situations & Restructuring
What We Do
Who We Are

Who We Are

Rafael De Paoli
Founder & Managing Partner

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

Trusted advisor to founders, C-Level executives and financial sponsors with lead roles in global Equity & Debt Capital Markets, M&A, Leveraged Finance and Project Finance.

Extensive Restructuring advisory experience  with distressed companies including 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

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