Claudia Della Mora is an Investment Banking professional with financial advisory and M&A experience primarily in cannabis, with additional experience in oil & gas, mining, gaming & lodging, consumer products, and tech, with transactions ranging in size from $10 million to $6 billion.
Ms. Della Mora is the co-founder of BLC, a financial advisory and investment firm based in Los Angeles with satellite offices in Houston, New York, London, Hong Kong, and Melbourne. During her tenure at BLC, she successfully invested, structured, and collaborated with over 30 cannabis companies across every vertical for business development, capital raises, and M&A transactions across the US, Canada, South America, Asia, and Australia. She has also evaluated cannabis companies through detailed assessments of company operations and growth opportunities within state and federal regulations, and spoken at various well-renowned conferences around the world. Through these efforts she has developed a network of over 10,000 private equity and investment funds, and trained 15 classes of analysts to be successful in their financial careers.
Ms. Della Mora also served as a partner at OFS Capital Group, a financial advisory firm and merchant bank based in Hong Kong, where she was responsible for fundraising and taking public in the U.S. public market, coal & gold mines based in Indonesia and other parts of Asia.
Prior to that, she was employed in the Gaming & Lodging Group at Bank of America Securities LLC/ Merrill Lynch, where she successfully advised and funded companies such as MGM, Dubai World and Wynn Resorts. Ms. Della Mora also worked as an investment banker in the Consumer Products Group at Partnership Capital Growth Advisors in San Francisco and at Hadley Partners Inc. in Los Angeles, where she advised food & beverage companies and chains of retailers.
She graduated with a BA in Economics and a minor in Mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley.