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Chief Legal Officer
Robert J. Borghese is a corporate and transactional attorney who advises emerging growth companies on new venture structuring, corporate strategic planning, private equity and debt financings, corporate mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances. He has advised companies from inception through the creation of multi-billion-dollar enterprises across a range of industries including technology, healthcare, and financial services.
Mr. Borghese’s private equity investment activities focus on technology, real estate and financial services investments. In the technology space, he has invested in companies providing managed telecom services, online bank regulatory training, and voice-recognition technology. Mr. Borghese is also a sponsor and general partner of numerous real estate investment partnerships focused on the acquisition and development of multi-family properties in the New York to Washington D.C. corridor. He is a founder and partner in a real estate merchant bank and has acquired and worked out portfolios of distressed mortgage assets.
For the past twenty years, Mr. Borghese has been a member of the faculty of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches Legal and Transactional Aspects of Entrepreneurship, a top-rated course in the Wharton M.B.A. and Executive M.B.A. programs. He is the author of M&A from Planning to Integration: Executing Acquisitions and Increasing Shareholder Value, published by McGraw-Hill in English and Chinese language versions. He has appeared as a television commentator on PBS, CNBC’s Power Lunch, CNNfn’s The Money Gang, and has been quoted in the Financial Times, Fortune, Forbes, and Inc. magazines.
Mr. Borghese is a member of the Advisory Board of the Port Fund, a Kuwait-based private equity fund focused on port facility and related logistics investments in the Middle East, Europe and Asia.
Mr. Borghese holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, an M.A. in Economics from King’s College at Cambridge University, England, and a B.S. in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.