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Crowley Appoints Massimo Messina as Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions

Massimo Messina, Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions

Posted on September 21, 2021

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; Sept. 20, 2021 ) ­– Crowley Maritime Corporation announces the appointment of Massimo Messina as vice president, mergers and acquisitions.

Based in Jacksonville, Fla., Messina will lead Crowley’s corporate expansion goals by identifying and assessing potential M&A candidates and execute transactions that align with the global enterprise’s future growth projection and endeavors across all business units.

“Massimo has the vision and experience needed to source and obtain target opportunities to integrate into our business model and help keep Crowley on the cutting edge as a leader of our industry,” says Jim Pennella, senior vice president, corporate services. “I look forward to working with him to identify opportunities that will continue to push our services to meet the expansive needs of our partners and customers.”

Messina brings to Crowley more than 25 years of experience in mergers & acquisitions, financial advisory and investment banking, advising publicly traded and privately held corporate clients on the valuation and structuring of complex merger and acquisition transactions. Throughout his career, he has helped to build investment banking practices for firms like PwC, Grant Thornton and Duff & Phelps. He has broad transactional experience with firms such as Credit Suisse First Boston and Houlihan Lokey.

“I am very excited to lead Crowley’s M&A team in sourcing and executing acquisitions in those areas of growth that are strategic to the company,” Messina says. “Crowley is a top-notch organization with a fantastic culture.”

Most recently, Messina served as president at BG Strategic Advisors, LLC, the leading M&A advisory firm focused on the logistics and supply chain industry in West Palm Beach, Fla. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Boston University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Connecticut College.

About Crowley

Crowley Maritime Corporation is a privately held, U.S.-owned and -operated maritime, energy and logistics solutions company serving commercial and government sectors with more than $2.5 billion in annual revenues, over 160 vessels mostly in the Jones Act fleet and approximately 6,300 employees around the world – employing more U.S. mariners than any other company. The Crowley enterprise has invested more than $3 billion in maritime transport, which is the backbone of global trade and the global economy. As a global ship owner-operator and services provider with nearly 130 years of innovation and a commitment to sustainability, the company serves customers in 35 nations and island territories through four business units: Crowley Logistics, Crowley Shipping, Crowley Solutions and Crowley Fuels. Additional information about Crowley, its business units and subsidiaries can be found at

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