Mr. McAvoy has joined as a Director and Investor. Mr. McAvoy has over 30 years of experience working in equity and debt capital markets and senior investment management roles.
Previously, Mr. McAvoy was President of Asset Management Finance (AMF), a subsidiary of Credit Suisse and a market leader in making minority investments in established, high-quality asset managers across a wide range of investment strategies and geographies. While at AMF, Mr. McAvoy led the firm’s focus on alternative investments and served as a member of the Investment Committee and Board of Directors.
Under his leadership, AMF bought stakes in six alternative investment managers, including Reservoir Capital Group and Brigade Capital Management. Prior to joining AMF in 2008, Mr. McAvoy was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse, where he held a number of senior roles for over 17 years, including Head of Hedge Fund Coverage, European Head of Equity Capital Markets and Global Co-Head of Convertible Securities. During his time at Credit Suisse, he also served on the Global Equity Operating Committee, the European Investment Banking Committee and was Chairman of the Equity Diversity Advisory Committee. Launched in 2014, Liquidax Capital was formed to offer corporate and financial partners the ability to capitalize on innovation as an “asset” allowing companies to grow, enhance competitive positions and increase shareholder value.
Daniel Drolet, CEO of Liquidax stated, “when you look at intellectual property and innovation in general as assets; you begin to view and value the process and results differently. You can determine the best way for companies to utilize innovation and intellectual property to achieve not only technical and product goals, but financial goals”.
We are excited to have John and his expertise as a part of the Liquidax team, said Drolet.