William D. (Billy) Busko II joined Consensus in 2009 as Managing Director and oversees the New York office. Mr. Busko has been focused on the Retail and Consumer Products industry for more than 15 years. He has extensive experience across corporate divestitures, private and public company sales, acquisitions and general advisory mandates, including fairness opinions and stock repurchase programs. His transactional experience includes working with clients such as Apax, The Container Store, Cherokee, Fireman Capital, Fruit of the Loom, Gart Sports, Genesco, Gordon Brothers, Gold Toe Moretz, Golden Lady SpA, Madison Dearborn and Richemont SA. Recently, he has advised on the sales of a leading apparel company and a fast growing intimate apparel business, capital raises for a luxury goods company, an athletic footwear company and an online retailer of outdoor gear and apparel and the acquisition of a brand oriented advertising agency.
Prior to joining Consensus, Mr. Busko was a Managing Director of Financo, Inc. and also served as President of Financo Securities LLC. Previously, Mr. Busko worked as a Principal within the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of Banc of America Securities and served Banc One Capital Partners within the Corporate Finance and Merchant Banking Groups.
Mr. Busko holds an M.B.A from the University of North Carolina and a B.S. in Business Administration from Wake Forest University. He is FINRA Series 7, 24, 63 and 79 certified.