Managing Director, Sponsor Coverage and Co-Head, Infrastructure Finance, SMBC
Raymond Di Prinzio is a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Infrastructure group at SMBC where he manages a team of bankers responsible for originating, arranging financing and providing advisory services for a wide range of infrastructure assets in North America, in addition, Ray provides Sponsor Coverage across the bank’s Global Structured Finance business focusing on Infrastructure
Ray has over 30 years of experience include project lending, investment banking, and financial advisory for transportation, social infrastructure, environmental, energy generation, and telecommunication facilities to strategic and financial Sponsors.
Most recently, Ray led SMBC’s deal teams for the JFK New Terminal One and JFK Terminal 6/7 projects, acting as underwriter and coordinating lead arranger for in excess of $10 billion in financing on a combined basis; as joint lead arranger of the bank financing and co-manager of private activity bonds for the Fargo Moorhead Flood Mitigation Project, and co-financial advisor for the Ontario Line Rolling Stock, System Integration and O&M project.
Other highlighted financings include sole buy-side advisor on the acquisition of the A25 toll bridge concession (Montreal), coordinating lead arranger for the Vista Ridge (TX) Water Supply Project, and mandated leader arranger (MLA) for the LAX Automatic People Mover, the Long Beach (CA) Civic Center, the State Street (IN) Redevelopment Project, the Champlain Bridge in Montreal, the Regina By-Pass, Edmonton Light Rail, Ottawa Light Rail and Ohio State University’s CampusParc
Prior to joining SMBC, Ray served as financial advisor to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s TIFIA Program Office on seven TIFIA financings; successfully closed project financings for the U.S. Departments of Energy, Defense, National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Ray was previously a Managing Director & Head of Project Finance at CIFG; Managing Director at Scully Capital; and held project finance roles at Ambac and Credit Suisse.
Ray serves as a Member of Advisory Board of Cornell University’s Program on Infrastructure Policy (CPIP), the Editorial Board of the Journal of Structured Finance and the Committee on Revenue and Finance of the Transportation Research Board. Raymond holds an MBA from the Columbia Business School and a BA in History, with Honors, from the University of Michigan.