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April 17, 2014

BGL Adds a Director of Sponsor Coverage and Expands Investment Banking Team

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL), a leading middle market investment bank celebrating its 25th year in business, is pleased to announce the addition of four talented professionals to its investment banking team.   “We know that our team members are the key differentiator as we continue to innovate to meet our clients’ needs.  I am humbled by the incredibly gifted individuals who choose to join BGL,” said Michael Gibbons, senior managing director and co-founder of BGL.

Toni M. Peluso joins the firm as director of sponsor coverage.  Prior to that, Ms. Peluso’s previous experience includes business development and marketing management roles at Lazard Middle Market, Lake Capital, and Robert W. Baird.  “We are thrilled to have Toni join our team.  Her relationships with equity sponsors will enable us to better direct client opportunities and assist sector teams with portfolio company ideas, as well as stay top-of-mind for portfolio exits,” said John Tilson, managing director and principal.

Joining the Chicago office are Daniel O. Niswonger as analyst and Meredith H. Schussler as executive assistant.   Mr. Niswonger joins BGL after having completed his MS in accounting from Marquette University.  His previous experience includes working as an analyst with Robert W. Baird.  Ms. Schussler joins the BGL Healthcare Transaction Advisors team from Cressey & Company where she was an executive assistant.

Joining the Cleveland office is Samantha C. Geaney as analyst. Ms. Geaney recently completed her JD from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.  Her previous experience includes associate equity analyst positions with Longbow Research and Northcoast Research and legal internships with Nordson Corporation and the Internal Revenue Service.

About Brown Gibbons Lang & Company

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company is a leading independent investment bank serving the middle market. BGL specializes in mergers & acquisitions advisory services, debt & equity placements, financial restructuring advice, and valuations & fairness opinions, with global industry teams in consumer & retail services, energy & environmental services, general industrials, healthcare & life sciences, metals & metals processing, and real estate. BGL has offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, Miami, Newport Beach, Salt Lake City, San Antonio and Tampa, and Global M&A partner offices in more than 50 countries across 5 continents, which allows us to deliver to our clients unparalleled access to corporations, investors, and opportunities globally. For more information, please visit