Mesco Ltd is a private advisory boutique which provides financial advisory services principally related to mergers and acquisitions, disposals, sales, joint ventures, licensing activities, distressed entities and restructurings. We are also active in capital formation both as a private equity investor and by mining our relationships and track record to access capital sources globally. Our strategy is to use the experience of our partners and associates to apply intense focus and expertise to complex transactions which often involve an international component. Our counterparts are typically ownership, the board of directors and C-level executives. Our integrity, tenacity and commitment to our clients are reflected in the successful resolutions we have achieved.
In Mesco's capital formation activities, we have provided value well beyond our capital input, particularly as we have become deeply involved with thinly staffed early stage companies. Our direct investments are typically in conjunction with previous partners, which have included U.S. and foreign banks, wealthy U.S. and foreign families, Venture Capital Firms and Endowment Funds. Our extensive relationships with capital sources globally, together with our expertise in the capital markets have helped construct optimal capital structures for clients.
Mesco was founded in 1990 by Joel Mesznik, who had spent the previous 20 years as an investment banker on Wall Street. His vision was to provide select clients with high value specialized advice and capital at critical strategic junctures.