TORONTO, Jan. 6 /CNW/ - GMP Capital Inc. ("GMP") (TSX: GMP) today announced the expansion of its global energy advisory practice with the addition of an experienced oil and gas team to its London, England-based subsidiary, GMP Securities Europe LLP ("GMP Europe").
Complementing an already strong team, GMP Europe added Nick Morgan and Chris Beltgens to its investment banking team, and Peter Nicol and Toby Pierce to its research team, all of whom bring extensive industry experience, knowledge and expertise. Also joining GMP Europe are Jessica Lindskog, Robin Black and Jamal Orazbayeva, all with prior oil and gas advisory experience.
"We are pleased to be adding the experience and relationships of this oil and gas team to the existing mining advisory business in our London office, which enhances the natural resources focus of GMP Europe and further increases the global reach of GMP's leading energy advisory franchise," said Kevin Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer of GMP.
ABOUT GMP CAPITAL INC.
GMP Capital Inc. carries on business through the following principal entities: GMP Securities L.P., Griffiths McBurney Corp., GMP Securities Europe LLP, EdgeStone Capital Partners, L.P. and GMP Investment Management L.P. GMP Capital Inc. also has a significant ownership interest in Richardson GMP Limited. The GMP Capital Inc. website is gmpcapital.com. GMP Capital Inc. has offices in Toronto, Calgary, Montreal, Vancouver and London, England. GMP Securities L.P. is a leading independent Canadian investment dealer focused on investment banking and institutional equities for corporate clients and institutional investors. GMP Securities L.P. can be found on the web at gmpsecurities.com. Griffiths McBurney Corp. services institutional clients in the United States while GMP Securities Europe LLP provides investment banking and institutional equity services to clients located in Europe. EdgeStone Capital Partners, L.P. is one of Canada's leading private equity firms, providing capital, strategic direction and business and financial advice to help promising mid-market and early stage companies achieve their full potential. EdgeStone Capital Partners, L.P. can be found on the web at edgestone.com. GMP Investment Management L.P., through its private funds, seeks to generate superior risk-adjusted investment returns over the long term by executing selected investment strategies. GMP Investment Management L.P.'s offerings are aimed at both high-net-worth individuals and institutional investors. Richardson GMP Limited is a full-service investment firm, combining tradition and innovation to offer successful Canadian families and entrepreneurs access to exclusive and innovative wealth management and investment services delivered by some of Canada's finest independent investment professionals. Richardson GMP Limited can be found on the web at richardsongmp.com.
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