Bo Powell
Having a thoughtful strategy and process around capital markets and M&A transactions is one of the best ways to optimize outcomes.

Bo Powell

Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC Head of US Debt Capital Markets

Capital markets leader and strategic thinker. Provider of innovative and actionable ideas around capital markets and strategic transactions. Runner, outdoors seeker, proud father.

Bo advises EY clients in the structuring and execution of capital markets transactions. He is one of the leaders and founders of the US Debt Capital Markets practice. Bo has over twenty years of experience in capital markets and investment banking, including: leveraged finance, proprietary trading, special situations finance, restructuring advisory and M&A. 

Prior to joining EY, Bo worked in multiple senior roles at a leading financial institution where he helped start-up two capital markets groups and a proprietary trading team focused on special situations investments. Bo also held senior roles in leveraged finance where he executed capital raises to support acquisitions, recapitalizations, refinancings and other corporate purposes. Bo began his career at an investment banking boutique focusing on middle market M&A and private placements.

Bo earned his undergraduate degree from James Madison University and his MBA from the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia.

How Bo is building a better working world 

“I enjoy working with clients to help them execute on their capital structure objectives. This includes helping them understand their alternatives, fitting those alternatives with their goals and then working with them to structure and close their targeted deal.”


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Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC (EYCA) is a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA providing sector-specific advice on M&A, debt capital markets, equity capital markets and capital restructuring transactions. It is an affiliate of Ernst & Young LLP serving clients in the US.

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