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Tony Cotrupe brings over 30 years of experience in business valuations, investment banking, economic consulting, and private equity to Meliora Advisors.  Tony began his career at Ernst & Young in its Financial Services Group, where he performed pre- and post-transaction valuations for companies in a variety of industries.  He was also an economist in E&Y’s International Services Office, where he provided economic consulting services to multinational corporations for transfer pricing, strategic planning, cross-border transactions, and litigation support.  

 

From 2003 to 2006, Tony was a Director at Huron Consulting Group where he was responsible for Huron’s New York Financial Valuation Group and led a team focusing on financial valuations for public and private companies.  From 2006 to 2008, Tony was a Senior Vice President at Paramax Corporation, a middle-market M&A advisory firm in Upstate NY focusing on the sale of middle market businesses, mergers, other advisory engagements. Tony led the corporate advisory and valuation services effort at Paramax.  

 

 

Tony spent eight years at J.P. Morgan Securities (formerly Chemical Securities and Chase Securities), first as an investment banker in Chemical’s Emerging Markets Investment Banking Group, where he structured debt and equity transactions for companies in Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, and Chile. He then started and ran the Private Equity Group in Chase’s Global Private Bank, where he sourced, structured, and executed venture capital and buyout transactions for high net worth clients worldwide. After J.P. Morgan, he was a Private Equity Fund consultant with Gerard Klauer Mattison, where he managed a fund of funds focusing on venture capital and buyout investments.   

 

In 2008, Tony formed Meliora Advisors, LLC, a corporate advisory and consulting firm.  Meliora Advisors has successfully executed projects in a broad array of industries, including: Aerospace, Biotechnology, Business Services, Financial Services, Food and Beverage, Healthcare, Industrial Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals , Power/Electricity 

Tony holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Business Administration in Finance, both from the University of Rochester.  He is a CFA Charter holder and a member of the CFA Institute.  He is conversant in French and Russian.  He has spoken at conferences and taught classes on valuation, M&A, and private equity. 

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Awards and Achievements

Global Award 2018

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Sanyam Award 2015

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Yawo Award 2015

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Xenix Award 2016

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