NEW YORKSept. 17, 2018, /PRNewswire/ — ASGARD Partners & Co. (“ASGARD”), a leading middle-market investment and advisory firm, announced today that Joseph J. Adipietro has joined the New York office as Managing Director and Co-Head of the firm’s Advisory Group.  Joe will lead the firm’s origination efforts, focused on capital raising and strategic advisory.

“The expansion of ASGARD’s Advisory Group aligns with the firm’s strategic growth trajectory.  We are excited to welcome a very experienced capital raising and M&A banker to our team.  The addition of Joe reinforces our commitment to building a blue-chip Advisory practice recognized for its depth and breadth of expertise in the middle market,” said Karan Rai, Managing Partner of ASGARD. 

Joe brings over 20 years of leveraged finance and investment banking experience to ASGARD’s team.  He has arranged over $35 billion of transactions for middle-market companies across a broad array of industries.  These transactions included leveraged buyouts, mergers, strategic acquisitions, recapitalizations, debtor-in-possession financings and re-financings.  Prior to joining ASGARD, Joe was a Managing Director at Carolina Financial Securities and previously held senior roles at Credit Suisse, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Citigroup Securities.

“The addition of Joe’s knowledge and expertise will deepen that of our team so that we can continue to serve clients in the thoughtful and multi-faceted way that ASGARD strives to,” said Nicholas Desjardins, Partner and Co-Head of the Advisory Group at ASGARD.  “Joe’s years of industry expertise, extensive relationships, and market knowledge combined with our existing platform will allow us to provide valuable strategic and creative thinking that will open new opportunities for our existing clients as well as new ones.”

“ASGARD is a unique firm that provides clients a compelling mix of operational, capital raising and private investing expertise,” said Joe.  “I look forward to working with this outstanding team of professionals and driving successful outcomes for our middle market clients and investors.”

About ASGARD Partners & Co.

ASGARD Partners & Co. is a next generation financial firm combining private equity investments and capital markets advisory into one platform to better and more effectively serve portfolio companies, clients and investors.  ASGARD believes business is a powerful platform that can change the world for the better and is committed to serving entrepreneurs, companies, and investors that share this belief.  The partners at ASGARD have collectively arranged and advised on more than $100 billion in transactions and have proven expertise across a wide spectrum of advisory services.  For more information, visit

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