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David Magli

Chief Executive Officer | Founder

"At Magstar Capital, we recognize that your success, is our success. Through our commitment and dedication to outstanding leadership and support at all levels of engagement, we will continue to deliver best in class results for our clients."

David Magli is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Magstar Capital. He is responsible for managing the firm's global investment banking business, including its M&A and Capital Raising advisory engagements across all sectors.  For more than two decades, Mr. Magli has served as a trusted advisor to companies and investors throughout the U.S. on merger & acquisition and capital raising activities. During his career, Mr. Magli has participated in over 150 corporate M&A and public and private capital raising transactions with an aggregate transaction value over $15 billion. Mr. Magli regularly advises companies across banking and specialty finance, food and beverage, agriculture, healthcare/medical device, technology, logistics and manufacturing, real estate, and asset management/fund sectors. 


Prior to founding Magstar Capital, Mr. Magli was an owner, and the President, COO, and Senior Managing Partner of Hovde Group, a leading boutique investment banking firm that provided full-service mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, equity research, sales and trading, and investment services to clients and investors across the United States in the financial services, banking, and specialty finance industries. Mr. Magli has also previously served in executive management roles for an investment banking firm advising and investing in the financial, healthcare, business services, media and consumer industries, as well as a diversified holding company with operating and investment interests in the media, entertainment and publishing industries.  Mr. Magli was previously an Associate in the Corporate and Securities Group at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, an AmLaw 100 firm located in Washington, D.C. (now, Eversheds-Sutherland), where he represented financial institutions, including top Fortune 500 financial services companies and investment banks, and investment funds and BDCs, on a variety of corporate, transaction and investment matters. Mr. Magli also served as a honors program law clerk in the Division of Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission, and as a law clerk in the Office of General Counsel for Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc.

Mr. Magli received his JD/MBA, cum laude from American University and his bachelor’s degree in Finance from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where he was also a member of the NCAA Division 1 Men’s Varsity Soccer team.  Mr. Magli holds currently holds the Series: 7, 24, 63, 79, 87 & 99 registrations with FINRA.

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