Stories written by Sam McNeil
Before starting River Capital Partners in 2001, Mr. McNeil spent 17 years with Banc of America Securities LLC and its predecessors in positions related to capital markets, corporate finance and debt recapitalization and restructuring. His experience includes managing large corporate stressed and distressed bank credits for NationsBank in a group that was responsible for the Southeastern United States. Beginning in 1997 Mr. McNeil was with NationsBanc Capital Markets, Inc. (which became Banc of America Securities in 1999) and was one of the initial members of the Global Special Situations Trading Group, which was headquartered in Charlotte and New York. Mr. McNeil graduated from Virginia Tech with a double major in Finance and Marketing (1980), and an MBA in Finance (1981) from the Pamplin College of Business. He has attained the Principal Series 24, Investment Banking Series 79, Series 7 and Series 63 level designations from FINRA, and he has been involved in numerous professional activities and organizations including the Association for Corporate Growth and the National Funding Association (Charlotte Chapter Board of Directors). Mr. McNeil was also named in the “40 Under 40” annual listing by the Charlotte Business Journal. Mr. McNeil is frequently interviewed and cited in the news media, and has spoken at numerous conferences and professional events regarding the credit workout process, bankruptcy, debt refinancing, energy finance, restructuring, and raising capital for small/mid cap and privately held companies.

Gov. Bev Begging For A Bailout

Governor Beverly Perdue was in Washington over the past weekend, among other things, begging Barack Obama personally for a bailout. Specifically, she requested that the Feds defer interest payments that North Carolina is obligated to pay for loans from the federal government to cover unemployment benefits for NC residents. Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, interest […]

March 1, 2011 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests,Sam McNeil | Read More »

The DNC and Queen City Lemmings

In the almost 30 years I’ve lived in Charlotte, I’ve noticed something quite disturbing – many locals will assume something is correct just because certain people with certain professional, political and/or educational credentials say it is correct. How does this relate to Charlotte and the Democratic National Convention? Many “smart” people are saying that the DNC […]

February 21, 2011 | Posted in House Guests,Sam McNeil | Read More »

Labor Pains: Unions And The DNC Hit Queen City

In my almost 30-year finance career I’ve worked with literally thousands of companies, and I cannot think of one instance where union involvement has been positive for a business. Conversely, I can think of multiple examples of unions creating needless problems for businesses, and in some cases being a major contributor to business failure. Union […]

February 8, 2011 | Posted in Carolinas,House Guests,Sam McNeil | Read More »

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