With experience that spans investment management, advisory, and capital markets, Michael Bannon has a deep understanding of the financial and practical needs of private businesses. From high growth founder-run companies to multinational enterprises, Michael has partnered with key stakeholders to craft unique transaction structures, utilized across dynamic macroeconomic environments.
Since joining CSG in 2017, he has advised middle market clients on shareholder liquidity options, including ESOP M&A transactions and recapitalizations. Michael has structured transactions, secured financing, and led extensive due diligence and valuation exercises for closely-held healthcare, consumer goods, and industrial firms, among others.
Michael previously worked with an independent, private equity fund of funds, deploying and managing $2.3 billion across private companies. As part of a Shanghai and Munich-based investment team, he managed growth capital and leveraged buyout-oriented investments across Europe and Asia.
A native of Rochester, Minnesota, Mike anchors CSG's ESOP investment banking efforts throughout the Midwest.