Romano has extensive corporate banking experience with JPMorgan and Macquarie Bank across Europe, the Americas, and Australia. He has led multiple acquisition finance deals from a senior lending perspective. Romano delivers value through each transaction stage, from origination and evaluation to execution.
Managed the overall relationship for a portfolio of large corporations and financial institutions, ensuring client objectives were met across financing, treasury services, risk management, working capital, and investments.
Delivered multiple COVID-19 emergency backstop facilities to corporate clients through volatile market conditions. Collaborated with clients to ensure that their overall liquidity position remained resilient through the pandemic.
Originated, secured, and closed a number of bespoke lending facilities to support the growth agenda of clients. Worked with clients to optimize their balance sheet position, simultaneously deepening the overall client relationship.
Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Valuation, Capital Raising, Pitch Decks, Fundraising, Real Estate, LTV
2014 - 2016
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Structured and executed a number of highly complex residential developments from a secured lender perspective. Coordinated with valuers, builders, and internal stakeholders to bring the properties to life.
Managed the overall relationship for a portfolio of Australian-listed real-estate investment trusts and unlisted property vehicles across domestic and offshore markets.
Arranged an innovative finance solution for a single asset data center.
Coordinated numerous debt capital raising and credit rating advisories from a relationship management perspective.
Focus areas: Debt Raises, Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC), Cost of Debt, Pitch Decks, Real Estate, LTV
2012 - 2014
Managed a number of clients in the Scandinavian credit portfolio consisting of mutual, hedge, and pension funds.
Headed the negotiations of a number of ISDA agreements from a credit perspective.
Oversaw completing credit due diligence and preparing the credit approval memo, including modeling and financial analysis, concerning a new client onboarding.
Focus areas: Hedge Funds, Pension Funds, Derivatives, LTV, Data Analysis
2006 - 2011
Supported several mergers and acquisitions for small-to-medium-sized businesses. Managed the transactions from target identification to execution and integration.
Performed a rigorous financial analysis in comparison to peers to identify and unlock growth opportunities.
Undertook business valuations, cash flow forecasting, financial modeling, and pre-lend due diligence for commercial lending transactions.
Managed loan negotiations and documentation execution.
Focus areas: Financial Modeling, Bank Covenants, Peer Comparison, Business Models, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), LTV