PJ SOLOMON Expands Energy Advisory Group

New Hire Appointments Enhance the firm’s Upstream Technical Capabilities

NEW YORK--()--PJ SOLOMON, an investment banking advisory firm, today announced the appointments of Brendan Matthews and Dante Caravaggio to the firm’s Energy Advisory Group. Mr. Matthews and Mr. Caravaggio join a growing team in Houston, Texas dedicated to providing strategic advisory services to clients across the energy chain.

“Our valued advisory capabilities and expertise are highly aligned with the needs of public and private companies across the energy sector”

Mr. Matthews, who will serve as a Director, joins the firm from Citigroup Global Markets, Inc., where he most recently was a Senior Vice President. His primary role and responsibilities include the coordination of the firm’s business development objectives and strategic marketing initiatives covering its energy clients. Mr. Matthews’ career has been dedicated to energy investment banking, with a primary focus on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.

Mr. Caravaggio joins PJ SOLOMON from ConocoPhillips, where he worked as reservoir engineer in both exploration and asset planning roles. He has extensive subsurface modeling and analytical skills acquired through appraising unconventional acreage across the US.

“Our valued advisory capabilities and expertise are highly aligned with the needs of public and private companies across the energy sector,” said Marc Cooper, Chief Executive Officer of PJ SOLOMON. “Brendan and Dante are both key additions to our team and we look forward to continuing to build a strong presence in this important market.”

During his career, Mr. Matthews has participated in the execution of more than 60 upstream and midstream A&D transactions totaling $50 billion. His extensive transactional experience stretches across several conventional and unconventional regions throughout the U.S., with a recent successful track record in both the Permian Basin and Mid-Continent. Prior to his tenure at Citigroup, Mr. Matthews was a Vice President at RBC Richardson Barr, where he spent nearly seven years, after serving as an Analyst at Jefferies & Company.

At ConocoPhillips, Mr. Caravaggio regularly evaluated merits of unsolicited offers and acreage swaps with competitors, including spearheading subsurface and economic analyses for McKenzie and Dunn County. His numerical subsurface modeling background was used to help forecast production for new and existing development acreage. Prior to joining ConocoPhillips, Mr. Caravaggio was a reserves and simulation engineer at Encana.

“Enhancing our upstream technical capabilities continues to be a fundamental priority for us,” added George Ward, Head of PJ SOLOMON’s Energy Advisory Group. “We are thrilled to have Brendan and Dante join our team. Their experience, skills and deep sector knowledge will be invaluable to our client base.”


Founded nearly 30 years ago, PJ SOLOMON is one of the leading financial advisory firms on Wall Street, with a legacy as one of the first independent investment banks. We advise on mergers, acquisitions, sales, restructurings, recapitalizations, capital markets solutions and activism defense across a range of industries, including retail, grocery and restaurants, media and entertainment, energy, infrastructure and power.

We offer unmatched industry knowledge in the sectors we cover, providing comprehensive strategic solutions, tailored to generate long-term shareholder value.

Today PJ SOLOMON is an independently operated affiliate of Natixis, part of Groupe BPCE, a top 10 European and a top 20 global bank. Our clients enjoy proprietary access to an international advisory and financing platform with coverage throughout North and South America, EMEA and Asia.

For further information, please visit www.pjsolomon.com


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