SOURCE: Imperial Capital

Imperial Capital

October 04, 2010 11:25 ET

Imperial Capital, LLC Continues Expansion of Its Investment Banking Team

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 4, 2010) - Imperial Capital announced that Matthew Spain has joined the Firm as Managing Director in the Investment Banking Group based out of the firm's Los Angeles office. Mr. Spain has over 16 years of experience in the securities industry with expertise in mergers and acquisitions ("M&A"), specifically in the industrials sector. Prior to joining Imperial Capital, Mr. Spain worked for the Los Angeles based private equity firm, The Gores Group, responsible for sourcing and executing acquisition and divestiture transactions for existing portfolio companies. Prior to joining Gores, Mr. Spain was a Managing Director in the M&A Group of UBS Investment Bank. While at UBS, Mr. Spain was responsible for building and heading Wall Street's leading Exclusive Sales & Divestiture Group. Mr. Spain began his investment banking career at Donaldson, Lufkin, and Jenrette.

"Matthew brings a wealth of transaction experience and relationships in the middle market industrial sector that will complement our full service M&A, Financing and Restructuring advisory capabilities," said Jason Reese, Chairman and CEO of Imperial Capital.

"Matthew's tenure on both the agency and principal side of the business offers a unique and valued perspective to our investment banking clients," added John Mack, Co-head of Investment Banking. "We are excited to have Matthew as part of the Imperial team as we continue to build and grow our leading middle market investment bank."

About Imperial Capital, LLC

Imperial Capital, founded in 1997, is a full-service investment banking firm with offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Boston and Houston. The firm currently employs over 170 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 high yield and distressed debt securities, bank debt, convertible bonds, preferred stocks, and equities. 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

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