SOURCE: RSM EquiCo Capital Markets

July 11, 2007 10:00 ET

RSM EquiCo Capital Markets Promotes Brian Boyle to Senior Managing Director

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - July 11, 2007) - RSM EquiCo Capital Markets LLC, a global investment bank, has promoted Brian Boyle to senior managing director. He also was named a member of the firm's senior leadership team.

Boyle, who previously held the title of managing director, oversees the firm's fast-growing Chicago office. In addition to providing merger and acquisition and capital raising advisory services to the firm's investment banking clients, he continues to lead RSM EquiCo's Food & Beverage Group.

"Brian has done an incredible job assembling a crack team of dealmakers, building RSM EquiCo's reputation in Chicago and the Midwest, and establishing a solid presence in the food and beverage industry," said Hector J. Cuellar, the firm's president. "His deal sheet is particularly impressive: the Chicago office has completed 19 M&A transactions within the past 12 months alone."

Prior to joining RSM EquiCo Capital Markets, Boyle served 13 years with Lehman Brothers as senior vice president at its New York headquarters. In addition, he founded and ran his own investment firm, Capital Placement, focused on middle-market advisory services, corporate finance, and mergers & acquisitions. Boyle joined RSM EquiCo Capital Markets in 2000 and has successfully negotiated and completed dozens of sale and recapitalization transactions in a variety of industries.

He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. He holds NASD Series 7, 24, and 63 securities licenses.

About RSM EquiCo Capital Markets

RSM EquiCo Capital Markets LLC (www.rsmequico.com) is a global provider of investment banking services to private and public companies with annual revenues of up to $1 billion. The firm brings together companies, capital and creativity on a national and international scale to help clients achieve their personal and strategic objectives.

As specialists in facilitating mergers and acquisitions, structuring recapitalizations, providing access to capital markets and offering fairness opinions, RSM EquiCo Capital Markets plays a noteworthy role in the "middle-market" field. These services include facilitating the acquisition of North American companies and raising capital for a wide variety of purposes, ranging from acquisitions and leveraged buyouts to balance sheet restructuring.

RSM EquiCo Capital Markets is licensed by the SEC and all state securities authorities, and is a member of the NASD and SIPC. The firm's international headquarters are located in Costa Mesa, Calif. It also has offices in Chicago, Boston, New York and London.

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