Canaccord Genuity expands industrials and infrastructure services investment banking capability

NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2015 /CNW/ - Canaccord Genuity is pleased to announce that Blake Tennant has joined its investment banking team as Managing Director, Industrials and Infrastructure Services. 

"I am pleased to welcome Blake to Canaccord Genuity's investment banking team," said Jeff Barlow, President of Canaccord Genuity Inc. (US). "He brings a strong complement to our existing industrials platform and broadens our existing global capabilities in the infrastructure services, engineering & construction (E&C), and infrastructure-related products sectors."

Mr. Tennant will be based in Washington, DC and will focus on leveraging Canaccord Genuity's global capabilities to deliver a broad range of investment banking services, including public offerings, private placements, and mergers and acquisitions advisory services.    

Mr. Tennant joins Canaccord Genuity from FBR Capital Markets, where he spent the past 9 years, most recently as a Managing Director, and Head of Infrastructure Investment Banking. Prior to FBR, he served as Director of Investment Banking for Citigroup/Salomon Smith Barney in both New York and Los Angeles. He brings over 20 years of experience in public offerings, private placements, and mergers and acquisitions advisory.  Mr. Tennant holds a Master's in Business Administration from The Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from University of California, Los Angeles.

Canaccord Genuity is the global capital markets division of Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. (TSX: CF, LSE: CF.), offering institutional and corporate clients idea-driven investment banking, merger and acquisition, research, sales and trading services from offices in 10 countries worldwide. Our team of nearly 1,000 capital markets and advisory professionals has industry and transactional expertise in 18 key sectors of the global economy. We are committed to providing valued services to our clients throughout the entire lifecycle of their business and operating as a gold standard independent investment bank – expansive in resources and reach, but targeted in industry expertise, market focus and individual client attention.

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Through its principal subsidiaries, Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. (the "Company") is a leading independent, full-service financial services firm, with operations in two principal segments of the securities industry: wealth management and capital markets.  Since its establishment in 1950, the Company has been driven by an unwavering commitment to building lasting client relationships. We achieve this by generating value for our individual, institutional and corporate clients through comprehensive investment solutions, brokerage services and investment banking services.  The Company has offices in 10 countries worldwide, including Wealth Management offices located in Canada, Australia, the UK, Guernsey, Jersey, and the Isle of Man.  Canaccord Genuity, the international capital markets division, operates in Canada, the US, the UK, France, Ireland, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Australia and Barbados.  To us there are no foreign markets.TM

Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. is publicly traded under the symbol CF on the TSX and the symbol CF. on the London Stock Exchange.

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