SOURCE: Ziegler


January 20, 2010 11:38 ET

Jullia Quazi Joins Ziegler's Healthcare Practice

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - January 20, 2010) - Ziegler (PINKSHEETS: ZGCO) announced today that Jullia Quazi has joined the firm as a director in its healthcare practice, focusing on the West Coast region and providing capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic advisory services to healthcare organizations. Quazi has over 11 years of investment banking experience, structuring over seven billion dollars of transactions for healthcare organizations.

Kerry Rudy, managing director and co-head of the healthcare practice comments, "Jullia is highly regarded in the industry and is a valuable addition to the Ziegler healthcare team."

Prior to joining Ziegler, Quazi was a first vice president with Shattuck Hammond Partners, where she was responsible for leading capital markets and M&A transactions for healthcare clients on the West Coast. Prior to Shattuck Hammond, Quazi served as a vice president with the non-profit healthcare groups of Citi Global Markets and UBS Securities. She received her B.A. from Wesleyan University and is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, as well as being involved in many activities with local and international non-profit organizations.

"Jullia's remarkable intelligence, energy and industry knowledge add real power to Ziegler's strategic advisory and West Coast practices," notes Dave Johnson, senior managing director and co-head of Ziegler's healthcare practice.

Ziegler's healthcare practice focuses on delivering results by raising capital, managing risk, growing investments and advancing strategy. Recently recruiting six new healthcare bankers to combine with its existing bankers, Ziegler continues its mission of being "the premier boutique healthcare investment bank."

About Ziegler:

The Ziegler Companies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ZGCO) is a growth-oriented boutique investment banking and investment services firm with a primary focus in the healthcare, senior living and church and school sectors. Operations encompass capital markets (capital advisory services, bond underwriting, mortgage banking, institutional sales and trading) and wealth management, including asset management and alternative investments.

Nationally, Ziegler's Capital Markets is ranked as one of the leading investment banking firms for non-profit healthcare and senior living providers, as well as religious institutions and schools.

Ziegler Wealth Management (retail brokerage) encompasses investment and consulting services for individuals, families, business owners and institutions nationwide.

Ziegler's alternative investing activities include raising and deploying capital through private investment funds with investment objectives related to the real estate, services and technology sectors of the healthcare and senior living industries.

Ziegler Capital Management, LLC provides separate account management for individuals, corporations, foundations and endowments. Total assets under management are approximately $1.8 billion.

Certain comments in this news release represent forward-looking statements made pursuant to the provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, in particular, the overall financial health of the securities industry, the strength of the healthcare sector of the U.S. economy and the municipal securities marketplace, the ability of the Company to underwrite and distribute securities, the market value of mutual fund portfolios and separate account portfolios advised by the Company, the volume of sales by its retail brokers, the outcome of pending litigation, and the ability to attract and retain qualified employees.

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