John Y. Kim





Executive Summary

Mr. Kim serves as a Director for BDO Capital Advisors, LLC and leads the Southwest region. He has more than 16 years of middle market investment banking and corporate finance experience covering numerous industries. Mr. Kim has originated and executed M&A transactions as well as debt capital market transactions for energy, industrial, media and technology companies.  He advises clients on sell-side M&A and debt financing transactions to facilitate strategic, growth, acquisition and/or liquidity objectives. Mr. Kim has also completed cross-border, leveraged buy-out, leveraged recapitalization, dividend recapitalization and debt private placement transactions on behalf of his clients.

Prior to joining BDO Capital, Mr. Kim worked at Wells Fargo where he held various positions in Investment Banking, Global Advisory and Commercial Banking serving mid-corporate and middle market clients.  Prior to joining Wells Fargo, he worked at J.P. Morgan Securities in Hong Kong and New York covering semiconductor and technology service companies as well as Mesirow Financial in Chicago covering paper & packaging manufacturers. Mr. Kim was a development engineer for Lexmark International prior to entering the financial services industry.

Industry Experience:

  • Energy & Natural Resources: Commodities, Contractors, and Oilfield Services
  • Manufacturing & Distribution: Films, Industrial Products, Packaging, and Petrochemicals
  • Technology, Media & Telecom: Advertising, Broadcasting, Electronics Contract Manufacturing, Online Media, and Semiconductors

Professional Affiliations and Accreditations

Investment Banking Representative (Series 79 and 63)


Masters of Business Administration, University of Michigan
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Michigan
Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University of Michigan