Finance

Stuyvesant Square Advisors, Inc. ("SSA")

Gaming Industry Financial Advisors & Investment Bankers


  • Founded in April 2008; federally licensed and FINRA registered Broker-Dealer
  • Financial and Strategic Advisory business dedicated to serving Developers, Public and Private Corporate Boards of Directors, Governments and Regulatory Bodies, Tribal Gaming Operators, and Debt and Equity Investors; with a particular focus in the Gaming Sector

  • Boutique investment bank whose principals have over 50 years of investment banking, financing and structuring experience:


  • Origination, negotiation and syndication of corporate gaming and municipal finance transactions
  • Serve as Strategic Advisor and conduit to the capital markets, to lenders and investors, to investment and commercial banks, and to strategic and financial partners.
  • Advise Investors in and Sellers of Gaming Assets.
  • SSA is a completely independent entity, no existing or future conflicts.
  • SSA’s partners, at SSA or through their prior employment with Merrill Lynch & Co., have evaluated over 100 gaming projects around the world and executed financings or provided advisory services for gaming businesses representing over $50 billion in transactions
  • SSA serves gaming companies and independent developers as they contemplate entering new markets and advised and raised capital for start-up casinos.
  • SSA advises major institutional investors, including leading private equity firms and hedge funds, as they evaluate gaming opportunities resulting in significant capital commitments to gaming projects.

  • SSA partners have gaming-specific investment banking and advisory experience with:


  • SSA Experience – Gaming Development Financing
  • The Seneca Nation/Seneca Gaming Corporation
  • The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
  • Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana
  • The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
  • The San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians/SP Casino Dev. Auth./CDMS
  • The Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment (formerly Hard Rock Entertainment)
  • The Chukchansi Rancheria/Chukchansi Economic Development Authority
  • The Poarch Band of Creek Indians/PCI Gaming
  • The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians
  • The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma/Downstream Development Authority
  • The Huron Band of Potawatomi
  • Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe
  • The Dry Creek Band of Pomo Indians/River Rock Entertainment Authority
  • The Pueblo of Pojoaque/Buffalo Thunder Development Authority
  • The Pueblo of Santa Ana
  • Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians
  • Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
  • The Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians
  • The Jamul Indian Village
  • Caesar’s Entertainment Inc.
  • MGM Mirage / Mandalay
  • Boyd Gaming
  • Ameristar Corporation
  • Kerzner International
  • Yonkers Raceway
  • Penn National Gaming Inc.
  • Delaware North Companies
  • Las Vegas Sands
  • Meadows / Cannery
  • Isle of Capri Casinos
  • SkyBoat NC LLC
  • The Cordish Companies
  • BLB – Twin Rivers
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • City of Springfield. MA
  • Equestrian Land Holdings
  • Turf Paradise-AZ
  • Lucky Spot Slots, Inc.
  • Bonus Gaming

  • David Tuvlin – Partner

    Investment Banking Experience: 21-years

    Current - 5 years with Stuyvesant Square Advisors, Inc. (President)

    Past - 16 years at Merrill Lynch Leverage Finance (Managing Director)


    Exited Merrill Lynch in April 2008 to start boutique Investment Bank – Stuyvesant Square Advisors with main office in New York City / Darien CT.


    Industry and Product Expertise:


  • Extensive experience in originating, structuring, negotiating and syndicating financings for gaming, entertainment, media, retail, telecommunications and industrial companies in the US and Europe.
  • Particular focus in gaming with emphasis on start-up / construction financing and Tribal Finance.
  • Transaction experience with general corporate financings or refinancings, amendments and extensions, leveraged buyouts, acquisitions, construction etc. Financings structures include Leveraged Loans, Revolvers, A, B & C Term Loans, Mezzanine Financing and High Yield bonds in all market conditions primarily for credits rated BB+ to CCC.

  • Professional Licenses: Series 24, 7 and 63

    Education: BA and MBA in Finance, University of Rochester


    Frank King – Partner

    Investment Banking Experience: 31-years

    Current - 4 years with Stuyvesant Square Advisors, Inc. (Partner)

    Past - 27 years at Merrill Lynch Debt Markets/Public Finance (Managing Director)


    Exited Merrill Lynch in May of 2009 to join boutique Investment Bank – Stuyvesant Square Advisors and open satellite office in Tampa, FL.


    Industry and Product Expertise:


  • Served as Senior Investment Banker to states and local governments for infrastructure needs including utilities, convention and sports facilities, transportation and real estate projects.
  • Led efforts in gaming and tribal finance including major financings for the Seminole Tribe of Florida and its acquisition of Hard Rock International.
  • Financing experience in taxable and tax-exempt bank loan and bond markets with both investment grade and high yield credits.

  • Professional Licenses: Series 7, 53 and 63

    Education: BA University of Connecticut in Economics/Political Science with Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa; MBA in Finance Columbia University Graduate School of Business