SOURCE: ThinkEquity Partners

June 22, 2006 16:17 ET

Brian Pasdach Joins ThinkEquity Partners LLC as a Vice President in the Health Care Investment Banking Group

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 22, 2006 -- ThinkEquity Partners LLC, a research-centric investment bank, announced today that Brian Pasdach has joined as a Vice President in the Health Care Investment Banking Group. Mr. Pasdach will work out of the New York office.

Mr. Pasdach's experience includes nearly 10 years in investment banking. Prior to joining ThinkEquity, Mr. Pasdach served as a Vice President at Asanté Partners where he worked to execute various strategic and financial advisory assignments including mergers and acquisitions, licensing and strategic alliances, private placements and general corporate advisory for small and middle market health care companies, primarily in the biopharmaceutical and medical device areas. He began his career at Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he spent five years in Healthcare Investment Banking.

In announcing the appointment, Deborah Quazzo, ThinkEquity's President and Head of Investment Banking, said, "We are thrilled that we have added such depth to our Health Care Banking Group, and we are confident that Brian will add extensive experience to an already strong business."

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