SOURCE: Imperial Capital

Imperial Capital

June 01, 2012 08:30 ET

Thomas Pritchard and Kenneth Morris Join Imperial Capital to Head Its Energy Sector Investment Banking Practice

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 1, 2012) - Imperial Capital announced the addition of Thomas Pritchard and Kenneth Morris, who joined the Firm as Managing Directors in the Investment Banking Group based out of the firm's New York office. They will Co-Head Imperial Capital's investment banking practice in the Energy sector. They come to Imperial with deep industry knowledge and expertise in all segments of the Energy Sector: E&P, Oilfield services, midstream, alternative energy and coal.

Mr. Pritchard joins Imperial Capital with over 20 years of financial industry experience. He was most recently the Founding Partner and Chairman of the Board of Pritchard Capital Partners, LLC, a boutique investment bank, focused solely on the Energy sector. He was also a co-founder of Offshore Tool & Energy, an oil service company listed on the London AIM and sold to London Merchant Securities in 2002. Over the course of his career, he has advised numerous companies on critical strategic matters, including mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions. His prior experience includes Jefferies & Company, Johnson Rice & Company and Bear Stearns. He began his career at Drexel Burnham Lambert. Mr. Pritchard graduated from Washington & Lee University with a Bachelor's degree in Geology.

Mr. Pritchard commented, "Ken and I are excited about joining Imperial and expanding the opportunities available to our clients in the energy sector. Imperial's expertise across the capital structure is a perfect complement to our deep native understanding and longstanding relationships with key industry players in the Energy business."

Mr. Morris comes to Imperial Capital with a distinguished career in investment banking and wealth of industry knowledge. He was most recently a Partner and Board member of Pritchard Capital Partners, LLC. His over 20 years of experience began on Wall Street as a sell-side Trader at various investment banks, including Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder as a Senior Trader, Schroders, Inc and the Royal Bank of Canada as a Senior Equities Trader and Director of Energy Trading. Mr. Morris received an M.A. in Economics from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and a B.S. in Finance and Economics from the University of Delaware.

"Tommy and Ken's experience and Capital Markets expertise are a strong addition to our energy practice," said John E. Mack, III, Executive Vice President and Co-head of Investment Banking at Imperial Capital. "They will add significant depth to Imperial Capital's existing Energy Investment Banking practice."

"The addition of Tommy and Ken is consistent with the overall focus of our firm for growth in sectors of the economy that are active users of capital. In addition to growing our Energy Banking team, Imperial Capital intends to invest in additional sales, trading and research personnel in the Energy business," added Jason Reese, Chairman and CEO of Imperial Capital Group, LLC.

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 Chicago. The firm currently employs over 205 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 www.imperialcapital.com.

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