Michalis P. Stavrinides

Managing Partner

Banyan Investment Partners

Joined: 2004

Office Phone:

(305) 755-0378

Direct Phone:

(305) 755-0378


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Bio

Michalis has management responsibility for a number of portfolio investments and is involved in all aspects of fund management, due diligence and origination. Since September 2004, Michalis’s responsibilities have included the origination, underwriting and structuring of a number of portfolio investments. Proceeds from these investments were largely used to finance mergers and acquisitions, provide growth capital or fund general corporate purposes. Michalis is an active board member at a number of companies and provides each company’s management team with constructive feedback regarding short and long-term strategies, capital requirements, optimal financing structures and strategic alternatives. In 2002, Michalis moved to Miami and co-founded the Icon Group LLC, an independent investment management and advisory firm exclusively responsible for the corporate finance and investment activities of Grupo Financiero Uno (“GFU”). From 2000 to 2002, Michalis was an Associate with Sciens Capital Partners (formerly Zilkha Capital Partners) in New York. He acted as the lead associate working directly with the Managing Partner in a number of transactions in Southeastern Europe and had responsibility for the full range of activities related to private equity and principal investing. From 1997 to 1999 he was invited to join Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s (“GSAM’) London office as a global equity portfolio manager for GSAM’s institutional clients. There he was a member of a team of four portfolio managers focused on managing $1 billion in European Growth Equity. He was responsible for making top-down asset allocation decisions and sector and sub-sector allocations. Upon his return to GSAM in New York in late 1999, he worked directly with the Global Equity Chief Investment Officer as a business analyst responsible for a number of strategic projects and was active in all aspects of the group, including asset allocation, annual budgets, launching of new products and services, evaluating potential new product offerings, executing financial analysis, negotiating transactions, evaluation of portfolio management teams, and recruiting new marketing and investment professionals. Michalis began his career in 1996 as a fixed income analyst with GSAM in New York. His responsibilities included fundamental analysis of existing fixed income and currency clients’ portfolios. Michalis is an active board member of the following Banyan Mezzanine portfolio companies: ACENTO Advertising, Banker’s Exchange, Capitol BC Holdings, LLC, Capitol C Holdings, LLC, EnviroVac Holdings, LLC, Gowanda Holdings, LLC, HydroVac Industrial Services, Inc., Magnuson Products, LLC, MPD/Silar , Paxen Learning, Silverchair Science & Communications, S

Education

Fuqua School of Business - Duke University , North Carolina,
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The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania , Pennsylvania,
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Board Member

Acento Advertising, Inc.

The Banker's Exchange LLC

Capitol BC LLC

EnviroVac Holdings LLC

Gowanda Electronics Corp.

Hydrovac Industrial Services, Inc.

Magnuson Products LLC

Paxen Learning Corp.

Silverchair Science + Communications, Inc.

The Supply Source LLC

Work History

Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division

Icon Group LLC