Mr. Petito has facilitated numerous mergers and acquisitions, public and private debt and equity offerings, exchange offers, recapitalizations and restructurings
Dominic A. Petito
President & Chief Executive Officer
Dominic A. Petito is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Wisdom Capital Partners. Most recently, he was an Executive Managing Director with BMO Capital Markets, and Co-Head of US Investment & Corporate Banking. He was also Head of BMO Financial Group's New York City office, which included various capital markets businesses and other bank operations.
Previously, Mr. Petito was Head of Investment Banking at Gerard Klauer Mattison, which was subsequently acquired by BMO Capital Markets. He has facilitated numerous mergers and acquisitions, public and private debt and equity offerings, exchange offers, recapitalizations and restructurings. Prior to joining Gerard Klauer Mattison, he spent 13 years practicing corporate and securities law and was a partner at Dorsey & Whitney. He has also held the position of Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Banner Industries and was an associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. Mr. Petito has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law where he was Note and Case Editor of the Law Review.
Over the past two decades, Mr. Petito has been a leading investment banker to the consumer and new media sectors. He has been involved in numerous acquisitions, divestitures and financings in the toy and game industry and in the interactive entertainment industry. He has represented, among others, Mattel, THQ, Take Two Interactive, Midway Games, The 3DO Company and Mega Brands. He also raised the initial and subsequent financings for eUniverse, which, as Intermix, became MySpace. He has also advised, raised capital for, and sold other internet, digital media and ecommerce companies.
While at Banner Industries, Mr. Petito was a senior executive to a NYSE-listed company whose principal activities were initially in the aviation aftermarket. Mr. Petito had significant involvement in Banner's growth, principally through acquisitions, to a $1.3 billion diversified industrial company, including the acquisitions of Rexnord Corporation, PT Components, Fairchild Industries and Transcontinental Services Group. He also led the deal teams in all of the related financings and in a number of divestitures, including the sale of Fairchild Space and Defense to Matra, SA.