In his new role, Gallivan will hire a team of experienced investment bankers tasked with growing Mizuho’s footprint in equity, mergers & acquisition, event driven financing and financial sponsor activity. The team will initially focus on the technology sector, where Gallivan spent the majority of his career working with large and emerging growth companies in Silicon Valley and throughout the world.
The Investment Banking business will partner closely with the banking teams across sectors and financial coverage areas to drive greater strategic idea generation for Mizuho's global franchise. Gallivan will report to John Humphreys, Managing Director and Head of Mizuho’s North American Investment Banking, Advisory and Solutions practice.
“Expanding our strategic advisory capabilities is critical to building a comprehensive global platform better positioned to support clients,” stated Humphreys. “TMT, and technology in particular, is a key growth area in the build out of our investment banking business as it reaches across all industries and client sectors. Adding a senior banker with Rich’s proven track record and expertise demonstrates our commitment to investment banking and ongoing expansion in the technology sector overall.”
Gallivan joins Mizuho with over twenty years of experience advising major technology companies and private equity and venture capital investors with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, valuations, capital structure, leverage finance and public and private debt and equity financings across more than 150 transactions with upwards of $90bn in aggregate value.
Prior to Mizuho, Gallivan held a number of senior positions with Barclays, including Head of West Coast Technology, Head of Global Electronics and Head of Asia Pacific Corporate Finance. He most recently served as Managing Director and Head of Global Software and Enterprise Solutions for Barclays.
The move builds on several recent additions to Mizuho’s growing West Coast technology banking focus, including Avrum Spiegel as Managing Director and Co-Head of Technology Banking and Brian Carr as Managing Director, Financial Sponsor Coverage.
Mizuho also boasts a strong technology research platform, with a team of dedicated sector analysts in Internet & Interactive Entertainment, Hardware, Software and Semiconductors.