Vaupen Financial Advisors (VFA) is a boutique investment banking firm headquartered in Miami, Florida. We provide corporate finance and advisory services to middle-market clients in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Our typical client is a private company with revenue of $10 to $100 million seeking a capital or advisory transaction of a minimum of $5 million. Due to their size, firms in this middle-market tier tend to be overlooked by larger investment advisory firms, but we believe these companies deserve professional representation. VFA serves a variety of middle-market companies, from those owned by families or serial entrepreneurs, to venture or private capital backed enterprises. We assist our clients in unlocking or optimizing the value from financial transactions when they are experiencing growth and/or special situation opportunities at key moments in their company’s evolution.  


Some of the opportunities we assist our clients with involve some of these situations:

  • Arranging for appropriate capitalization and structure to meet their objectives.
  • Managing growth inflection points.
  • Assisting with debt workout & restructuring advisory circumstances and related capitalization needs.
  • Funding accelerated growth through organic and strategic acquisitions.
  • Evaluating changes in ownership under varying conditions.


We provide the following advisory services for our corporate clients:

  •   Financing and Capital
    •  Senior debt
    •  Unitranche debt
    • Subordinated debt
    • Equity
  •   Mergers & Acquisitions, Sell & Buy - Side
  •   Debt Restructuring
  •   Bankruptcy/Insolvency
  •   Debt Workout advisory and Recapitalization services
  •   Latin America, Caribbean and Cuba regional expertise



Vaupen Financial Advisors (VFA) has extensive operational management and transactional experience as well as broad financial and capital market relationships, providing value-added strategic financial services for our clients. VFA has a particular expertise working with founder or family owned enterprises who have had limited or no prior experience involving institutional capital sources.

VFA’s team of skilled professionals structures and arranges appropriate financing and creative capital solutions for our clients. Our professionals focus on identifying, sourcing, structuring and executing financing and advisory opportunities designed to maximize value, while recognizing the prioritized objectives and time urgencies our clients expect.
We engage all our clients with the passion and commitment needed to achieve our mutual objectives.

VFA was founded in 2001 by Hy Vaupen. Since that time, we have completed transactions totaling in excess of $800 million including capital raising, debt restructuring, bankruptcy/insolvency and mergers & acquisitions advisory services.