NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Canaccord Genuity Inc. is pleased to announce that Michael Brill has joined Canaccord Genuity's Investment Banking team in New York as Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income Banking.
"Canaccord Genuity has been committed to the fixed income market in Canada and Europe for many years. As we seek to grow and expand our platform in the US, adding high-quality fixed income capabilities is a natural complement to our existing portfolio of services," noted Dan Daviau, President of Canaccord Genuity Inc. (US). "Michael's origination and structuring expertise will be an excellent addition to our existing fixed income trading business in the US."
"I'm very pleased to welcome Mike to Canaccord Genuity's Investment Banking team," added Jeff Barlow, Head of US Investment Banking for Canaccord Genuity Inc. "With almost two decades of experience, Mike comes to the firm with extensive capabilities in originating, underwriting and marketing high yield and mezzanine financings for corporate issuers and financial sponsors. He will have an important role in building Canaccord Genuity's coverage and expertise in this market."
Mr. Brill joins Canaccord Genuity from Sunrise Securities, where he served as a Vice Chairman and Head of Investment Banking. He previously held a variety of leadership positions at Lehman Brothers and Barclays, including overseeing the private capital markets group and founding and heading the mezzanine group. In these roles, Mr. Brill was responsible for originating, underwriting and marketing private high yield, mezzanine, second lien loan and project financings. His clients included large cap and middle market sponsors as well as public and private companies in an array of industries and geographies.
Mr. Brill holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a BS from the University of Virginia.
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Canaccord Genuity is the global capital markets division of Canaccord Financial 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 11 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 Financial Inc. is a leading independent, full-service financial services firm, with operations in two principal segments of the securities industry: wealth management and global capital markets. Since its establishment in 1950, Canaccord 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. Canaccord has offices in 12 countries worldwide, including Wealth Management offices located in Canada, Australia, the UK and Europe. Canaccord Genuity, the international capital markets division, operates in Canada, the US, the UK, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and Barbados.
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