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Crowley appoints VP mergers and acquisitions

Written by Marine Log Staff
Massimo Messina, vice president, mergers and acquisitions, Crowley Maritime Corporation.

Massimo Messina, vice president, mergers and acquisitions, Crowley Maritime Corporation.

Crowley Maritime Corporation has appointed Massimo Messina as vice president, mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Based in Jacksonville, Fla., he will lead Crowley’s corporate expansion goals by identifying and assessing potential M&A candidates and execute transactions that align with the company’s future growth projection and endeavors across all business units.

“Massimo has the vision and experience needed to source and obtain target opportunities to integrate into our business model and help keep Crowley on the cutting edge as a leader of our industry,” says Jim Pennella, senior vice president, corporate services. “I look forward to working with him to identify opportunities that will continue to push our services to meet the expansive needs of our partners and customers.”

Messina comes to Crowley with more than 25 years of experience in mergers & acquisitions, financial advisory and investment banking, advising publicly traded and privately held corporate clients on the valuation and structuring of complex merger and acquisition transactions. Throughout his career, he has helped to build investment banking practices for firms like PwC, Grant Thornton and Duff & Phelps. He has broad transactional experience with firms such as Credit Suisse First Boston and Houlihan Lokey.

“I am very excited to lead Crowley’s M&A team in sourcing and executing acquisitions in those areas of growth that are strategic to the company,” Messina says. “Crowley is a top-notch organization with a fantastic culture.”

Most recently, Messina served as president at BG Strategic Advisors LLC, a West Palm Beach, Fla., based M&A advisory firm focused on the logistics and supply chain industry. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Connecticut College.

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