LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 24, 2013) - Imperial Capital, LLC ("Imperial Capital"), a full service investment banking firm, announced today the Firm's continued expansion efforts with the opening of an office in Berwyn, PA in conjunction with the hiring of Mitch Pinheiro, a Senior Equity Research Analyst covering the consumer sector. With Mr. Pinheiro's specific consumer coverage in health and wellness, Imperial Capital expands its existing consumer sector coverage in both Institutional Research and Investment Banking, delivering more product to its institutional and corporate clients.
"With Mitch's hiring, we add veteran equity research talent in the consumer space, an Imperial Capital franchise sector, which allows us to bring additional best ideas to our institutional clients," said Edward P. Mally, CFA, Managing Director and head of Imperial Capital's Institutional Research Group. "With our existing deep consumer coverage in Investment Banking, this expansion of Imperial Capital consumer equity research coverage will help broaden our capabilities to advise health and wellness companies."
Mr. Pinheiro joins Imperial Capital as a Senior Vice President in the Equity & Industry Research Group covering the consumer sector based out of the Berwyn office, and reporting to Edward P. Mally. Mr. Pinheiro joins Lee Giordano, an Equity Research Managing Director who has been with Imperial since May 2009 covering consumer/retail, to further develop consumer research best ideas. With over 25 years of experience in equity research coverage, Mr. Pinheiro's specialization is in consumer markets analysis in the health and wellness sectors. Prior to joining Imperial, Mr. Pinheiro spent the bulk of his career as a Senior Vice President, Equity Research with Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC in Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Pinheiro has been listed on The Wall Street Journal's "Best on the Street" 12 times and three times as the number one analyst in packaged foods. He was inducted in 2006 into The Wall Street Journal's Analyst Hall of Fame and rated as a top analyst in the 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008, and 2010 Forbes/Starmine rankings. Mr. Pinheiro earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. In addition, he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation from the CFA Institute.
About Imperial Capital, LLC
Imperial Capital, founded in 1997, is a full-service investment banking firm with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis and San Francisco. The firm currently employs over 230 professionals and offers a wide range of proprietary products and services to institutional investors, middle market companies, and private equity firms. Imperial Capital provides institutional clients research and sales and trading of corporate credit, hybrid/bank capital, convertibles, equities, and preferred securities. The firm provides middle market companies and financial sponsors with capital markets, merger and acquisitions, capital structure, restructuring and recapitalization advisory services. More information about Imperial Capital can be found at www.imperialcapital.com.