Rothschild Expands Coverage of Oil and Gas Sector in North America; Hires Two Managing Directors and Opens a Calgary Office



TORONTO, Jan. 11, 2011 /CNW/ -- Rothschild announced today that Bob W. Gibson and Paul E. Moynihan have joined the firm as Managing Directors to focus on the oil and gas sector and will be based in Rothschild's newly established Calgary office. The Calgary office will contribute towards building Rothschild's energy practice in North America and will further enhance the firm's leading role as an advisor to the oil and gas industry worldwide.

Messrs. Gibson and Moynihan, who each have approximately 20 years of oil and gas investment banking experience, were most recently the principals of Mustang Capital Partners, a Calgary-based investment banking boutique that they formed in 2002 and which specialized in oil and gas M&A advisory. Messrs. Gibson and Moynihan will be joined in the new Calgary office by three of their colleagues from Mustang Capital.

In the oil and gas sector, Rothschild has advised on many of the largest and most-complex transactions globally over the last several years. Rothschild's proven track record spans the oil and gas value chain and geographies, with particular expertise in cross-border transactions.

David Drinkwater, Chairman of Rothschild Canada, said, "We are pleased to expand Rothschild's leading oil and gas franchise into North America through the addition of bankers of the calibre of Bob Gibson and Paul Moynihan. Their addition to the firm is an important strategic step for Rothschild and for our Canadian practice, enabling us to participate in an industry critical to Canada's economy, as well as open an office in the country's western provinces. We are pleased to welcome Bob, Paul and their colleagues to Rothschild."

Jim Lawrence, CEO of Rothschild North America, said, "Bob Gibson and Paul Moynihan have advised on many important oil and gas, energy utility and midstream transactions over the past 20 years in Canada, the United States and in other markets. Under their leadership, we are confident that our new Calgary office will provide clients with outstanding service and advice."

Messrs. Gibson and Moynihan said, "We are honored to join Rothschild, a global leader in the oil and gas sector and with a centuries-long commitment to providing its clients with exceptional independent advice. We and our colleagues share Rothschild's values and objectives and are excited to capitalize on the firm's unparalleled global platform to deliver further value to oil and gas clients in North America."

Prior to co-founding Mustang Capital, Bob Gibson was Managing Director and Head of TD Securities' U.S. Energy Group, based in New York, and previously spent eight years providing senior coverage of oil and gas and utility companies at TD Securities. He is a CFA charterholder and holds a BA in Economics and a MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Prior to co-founding Mustang Capital, Paul Moynihan was a Managing Director with TD Securities in both Calgary and Toronto, focusing on M&A and capital markets. He began his investment banking career with Lancaster Financial, a Toronto-based M&A firm that was sold to TD Securities, and was previously a reservoir engineer with Imperial Oil Limited. He holds a BASc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.


    About Rothschild

Rothschild is an independent financial advisory firm, with 1,000 professional staff operating from offices in 40 countries around the world providing impartial, expert advisory and execution services to corporations, governments, institutions and individuals.

    Mark Semer
    Kekst and Company


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For further information: Mark Semer of Kekst and Company, +1-212-521-4800

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