areas of expertise
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Capital Raising
- Financial Advisory Services for Technology Companies
- Enterprise Software: SaaS, Cloud Computing, Financial Technology
- MBA, Dartmouth College- The Tuck School of Business
- B.A., Economics- Yale University
Charles Manuel is the founder and a Managing Director of Black Point Partners, Inc. He has over 20 years of investment banking experience, having successfully completed dozens of transactions in that time. Charlie has worked exclusively in the technology sector for the past fifteen years, specializing in M&A and capital raising for enterprise software, Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Financial Technology and Industrial Technology companies. Prior to founding Black Point Partners in 2001, Charlie was Director of Technology Investment Banking at Sun Trust Equitable Securities and Managing Director in the Enterprise Software group at Volpe Brown Whelan & Company.
His broad background also includes First Albany Corporation, NatWest Securities, Dillon Read, and E. F. Hutton. He holds FINRA Series, 24, 63, 79 and 82 certifications. Charlie is married with three children and lives on Boston’s North Shore. He enjoys (most of the time) playing squash and golf, and is an accomplished musician.
Charlie received a B.A. in Economics from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School at Dartmouth.
There are no shortcuts to building a company. You build the foundation brick by brick.
Black Point Partners is proud to announce that Bob Whelan has joined the team as a Manager Director.
Bob Whelan brings over 35 years of corporate finance and investment banking experience to Black Point Partners. Bob is currently chairman of Aspen Technologies board of directors. From 2001 to 2017, Bob was President of Whelan & Company, which provided financial consulting, valuation and strategic services to public and private companies.