A public finance banker and municipal industry leader for more than 25 years, Charlie Visconsi has joined the ranks at Preston Hollow Capital.
In his new role at the Dallas-based municipal finance solution provider, Visconsi serves as a managing director and will be responsible for transaction origination for the independent specialty finance company with more than $1 billion in permanent equity capital and over $2 billion in investment capacity from a diverse investor base. He comes to the firm after more than 20 years at Morgan Stanley in New York City – the last five of which as co-head of public finance from 2012 to 2017.
Management at Preston Hollow are eager to work with Visconsi given his long tenure in municipal finance and banking, including his capabilities, relationships, and record of accomplishment over more than two decades.
“Charlie’s experience leading significant, high profile public finance transactions makes him a great fit with our seasoned team of municipal finance professionals,” Preston Hollow chairman and chief executive officer Jim Thompson said in the Jan. 15 release.
While a co-head of public finance at Morgan Stanley, Visconsi consistently kept the firm among the top four negotiated underwriters of tax-exempt debt for complicated financings.
In addition to his management role over a 20-year career at the Wall Street firm, Visconsi served as a lead banker on over $40 billion of senior-managed transactions and over $3 billion of interest-rate swaps.
He also participated in many landmark transactions, which included some large and noteworthy deals, such as the New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s $1.75 billion financing in 2009, which was the market’s first-ever benchmark Build America Bond financing. Additionally, he was the lead banker on the $963 million Dulles Toll Road financing – the Bond Buyer’s 2009 “Deal of the Year” winner.
Meanwhile, he also worked on the $577 million New Jersey Economic Development Authority’s refinancing of DMV bonds in September 2017; NatGasoline’s $252 million tax-exempt financing in April 2016; and a $255 million financing for University Hospital in Newark, N.J. in 2015.
Visconsi is a graduate of Georgetown University with a bachelor of arts degree in economics, and also earned a master’s of business administration degree from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Business.