Our team includes professionals with first-rate management, deal evaluation and legal capabilities. In addition, Forest Hills Capital has developed an extensive network of advisory professionals to help evaluate, finance and manage acquisition and operational management opportunities. The transaction development team is led by Roger Aguinaldo.
A leading authority on mergers and acquisitions and finance, Roger Aguinaldo has consummated over $5 billion of M&A and financial transactions at Merrill Lynch & Co. and, most recently, at his own boutique investment firm, over the past 20 years. Mr. Aguinaldo provides high-level M&A consulting and advisory for a diverse client base, which in the past have included Federated Department Stores, Service Corporation International, Republic New York Corporation, Merrill Lynch Capital Partners and The Blackstone Group.
He has written over 800 articles in the past 12 years through The M&A Advisor, and is a frequent guest commentator on various finance television shows and publications, such as Wall St. Week, Fox, CNN, CNBC, Crain’s and Bloomberg. He is Chairman of major M&A events and awards programs and a featured speaker at leading seminars. You can view some of his clips in our Media Room.
Mr. Aguinaldo is Managing Director of Forest Hills Capital Management, a private equity firm focused on investing in the lower middle market. Mr. Aguinaldo was instrumental in developing and executing the acquisition strategy for an Internet Service Provider and Consolidator. He valued, negotiated and closed 43 acquisitions of family-owned businesses worth approximately $120 million within a 16-week period.
Mr. Aguinaldo is also founder and CEO of The M&A Advisor. The M&A Advisor is the preeminent organization that connects and recognizes achievement in the top performers in the M&A, financing and turnaround industries. The company has the number one business networking website for M&A on Yahoo! and Google.
Mr. Aguinaldo began his career at Merrill Lynch & Co. where he handled M&A of Fortune 500 companies and large financial institutions. He was actively involved in one of the largest LBO at the time – the $1.5 billion acquisition of Del Monte Foods Corporation.