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Marco Chisari, Managing Director, Global Head of Semiconductor Investment Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Marco Chisari currently works as Managing Director, Global Head of Semiconductor for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. 

At BAML he has advised on different transactions, including the $10bn acquisition of Cypress by Infineon, the $4.6bn acquisition of Osram by AMS, Marvell acquisitions of Aquantia and Avera. 

From 2016 to 2018 he worked as Managing Director, heading technology M&A in San Francisco for Credit Suisse. 

In this role he has advised on semiconductor and software transactions, including the $14.7bn acquisition of Linear Technology by Analog Devices, the proposed $47bn sale of NXP to Qualcomm, the $5.6bn acquisition of Brocade by Broadcom. 

Prior to this role, he served as an Executive Director at Mubadala, working on technology M&A investments. In about 7 years he participated in investments worth over $22bn, including the creation and the M&A activities of GLOBALFOUNDRIES which has become the second largest foundry player in the world with over $6bn revenue. 

While at Mubadala he has also served as SVP, head of M&A and Corp Dev at GLOBALFOUNDRIES working on the $2.8bn acquisition of Charter Semiconductor and IBM Microelectronics, partnerships with Samsung as well as a $2.5bn joint venture in China. 

He also served on the Boards of some of Mubadala VC portfolio companies, including SoftMachines, SmoothStone and Aquantia. 

Prior to Mubadala he worked at JPMorgan in TMT investment banking in London. In this role he worked on over $20bn of M&A transactions including some of the largest technology LBO transactions ($10.6bn NXP LBO). 

Prior to JPMorgan he worked at STMicroelectronics in San Jose, CA developing System-on-Chip products with ARM processors and Flash Memories, and at NOKIA in Italy and Espoo, Finland developing turbo codes and 3G algorithms for 3G baseband and smart antennas. 

He graduated summa cum laude in microelectronics engineering from Politecnico of Milano, Italy and he holds an MBA degree from SDA Bocconi University and attended as a second-year exchange student the MBA program at Wharton Business School. 

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