LA Times: Banking and Finance Trends, Updates and 2024 Visionaries

CriticalPoint is pleased to announce that Managing Directors Diane Cabo and Nick Cipiti have been recognized by the Los Angeles Times as 2024 Banking & Finance Visionaries. The fourth annual Banking and Finance Magazine highlights the visionaries who are addressing today’s challenges and guiding corporations and clients toward financial success.

D Cabo

Since 2016, Diane Cabo has advised owners on M&A, debt and equity raises across sectors like apparel, consumer goods, healthcare and manufacturing. With over 17 years in lower middle-market transactions, she excels in client service and M&A. Cabo began at WestPark Capital and Greif & Co., transitioning from a Boston-based hedge fund after Boston College and obtaining an MBA from Pepperdine University. Her tenacity builds M&A success, fostering trust with owners and deal communities. Active in ACG L.A., she organizes networking events, spanning sectors and regions. 

Notable deals include Barton Perreira’s acquisition by Thelios, the eyewear unit of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, and Los Angeles Reproductive Partners’ acquisition by InTandem Capital. Cabo excels in complex sale processes, anticipating client needs and bridging middle-market and capital providers with emotional intelligence.

N Cipiti

Nick Cipiti commenced his finance career at Deloitte in New York City, focusing on health plan and financial services clients, notably EmblemHealth. Later, he joined DH Capital, where he specialized in Internet infrastructure, telecommunications and SaaS sectors, advising on over $10B in transactions, including Ascenty’s $2.0B sale to Digital Realty Trust, Vantage Data Centers’ sale to Digital Bridge and Sungard Availability Services’ $1.2B restructuring. Cipiti joined CriticalPoint in 2020, enhancing its technology and communications capabilities and expanding into consumer products and business services sectors.

He facilitated several significant transactions such as Vazata’s division sale, AvSight’s acquisition by Arcadea Group and Infinity Xi’s recapitalization with Main Street Capital. Cipiti has a consistent history of representing family/founder-owned businesses who are seeking institutional investors or going through an M&A transaction for the first time.

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About CriticalPoint
Headquartered in Los Angeles, CriticalPoint executes, sources, and invests in deals in the traditionally underserved middle market. CriticalPoint uniquely combines the best of both investment banking and private capital service offerings. Since our founding in 2012, our mission has been to serve the needs of owners, entrepreneurs, management teams, and stakeholders with our experience, knowledge, and expert judgment, to help them realize their companies’ greatest potential.

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