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Cornelius P. "Neal" McCarthy is a founding partner and managing director of Fairmount Partners. Neal focuses primarily on healthcare and pharmaceutical outsourced services. He has assisted clients to complete public offerings, leveraged buyouts, and private placements. He has represented clients and completed acquisitions and mergers throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Prior to founding the Company, Neal was the US Head of Corporate Finance and Head of Healthcare Investment Banking at Investec, Inc., an international banking group based in the UK.


Before joining Investec, Neal served for three years as Managing Director of Laidlaw & Company, and five years as a Vice President with Kemper Securities/Bateman Eichler, Hill Richards, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions and public offerings of equity and debt. He has significant experience in healthcare, cable and telecommunications, insurance, manufacturing, and transportation. Neal also was Vice President of Woolcott & Company, a private investment bank based in New York, and practiced securities and general corporate law for the firm of Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan et al. 


He previously served on the Board of Phoenix International Life Sciences Inc., and represented that company in acquisitions which built one of the five largest CROs in the world. He is a member of the Drug Information Association and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists.



Neal McCarthy received his legal degree from Villanova University School of Law and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, where he was an Echols Scholar.

Telephone: (610) 260-6224

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