Managing Director, Head of Clean Technology & Infrastructure
Maximo Blandon is a Managing Director of Stephens, and Co-Head of the Power and Industrial Technology group, where he specializes in industrial technology and clean technology. Mr. Blandon also has significant experience in cross border capital markets and M/A transactions between Asian, Latin American and US clients. Mr. Blandon has over 25 years of investment banking experience in the Asian, Latin American, and U.S. markets covering a diverse set of clients across a wide variety of industries. At Stephens Mr. Blandon has been involved in several cross border deals involving China, Canada, Brazil and the US. While at Stephens, he has raised capital and/or completed M/A transactions in excess of $1 billion.
Prior to joining Stephens, Mr. Blandon worked for 17 years at Morgan Stanley including the last two years as a Managing Director of MSCI, a then subsidiary of Morgan Stanley, responsible for Financial Planning and Analysis, Strategic Planning, external funding, rating agency relations. Before his MSCI assignment, Mr. Blandon was a Managing Director in the Morgan Stanley Global Capital Markets team, where he headed North American Regional Coverage for Leverage and Acquisition Finance. Prior to this role, Mr. Blandon was stationed in Asia for seven years where he headed the Asia Leverage and Acquisition Finance team and for a period acted as Co-Head of the Asia Global Capital Markets. At the beginning of his Morgan Stanley career, Mr. Blandon spent his first eight years covering Latin American clients where he rose to head the Latin American Debt group. During his tenure at Morgan Stanley, Mr. Blandon advised clients across the globe in general corporate finance, capital raising, asset liability management, rating agency advisory, structured financing and debt restructuring and raised over $44 billion in investment and non-investment grade bonds and bank loans for over 100 of those clients.
Mr. Blandon started his investment banking career at the Chase Manhattan Bank where he completed the MBA credit training program and was part of the M/A and Project Finance teams for four years.
Mr. Blandon received his MBA from Georgetown University and graduated from the United States Naval Academy. He is a native Spanish-speaker.