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September 14, 2015

BGL Adds Director of Sponsor Coverage and Expands Industry Teams

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL) is pleased to announce the addition of six talented professionals to its Investment Banking and Real Estate Groups.

E. Robert (Bob) Kent III  joins BGL as a managing director to lead the firm’s coverage of private equity firms.  Most recently, he served as a managing director in the Financial Sponsors Group at Stifel Investment Banking in Philadelphia.  He has also held various positions in investment banking at Banc of America Securities in San Francisco and Charlotte and at Brown Brothers Harriman in New York.  Mr. Kent earned an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, a Diploma in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics, and an AB in Economics from Princeton University.  He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst ® designation.

Joining the Cleveland office is Justin A. Wolfort as director.  Justin joins BGL from Western Reserve Partners where he was a director and led transaction executions, including sell-side and buy-side M&A and capital raising, across a diverse industry client base.  He began his career in corporate finance as an analyst with KeyBanc Capital Markets and McDonald Investments.  Mr. Wolfort earned an MBA from Indiana University Kelley School of Business and a BA in Economics and Political Science from Syracuse University.

The Chicago office welcomes David Sastre as associate.  David joins BGL from the M&A Group at Plante Moran Corporate Finance, where he was an associate focusing on the industrials and healthcare sectors.  Mr. Sastre also held positions as senior associate with Discover Financial Services and M&A associate with Deloitte & Touche Corporate Finance in their Madrid office.   David earned an MBA from the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business and a Bachelor of Economics from Universidad de Alcalá in Madrid, Spain.

BGL Real Estate Advisors (BGLREA) is joined by Alma K. (Katie) Mazur as associate.  Katie was previously with DDR Corp. where she was a manager of Funds Management.  She received a BS from Miami University Richard T. Farmer School of Business.  Joining BGL Real Estate Partners (BGLRP) are Anthony Naticchioni as managing director in the Industrials Group and Ryan Butler as analyst in the Multifamily Group.  Anthony has over 21 years of experience in sourcing, analyzing, underwriting, and executing real estate investment transactions and has provided advisory, acquisition, and disposition services for assets valued in excess of $1 billion.  He graduated from California State Polytechnic University with a BS in Business Administration.  Ryan joins BGL from Allstate Investments where he was an analyst and assisted Portfolio Managers in implementing investment strategies for the Allstate Corporation portfolio.  He is a graduate from DePaul University where he received a BS in Business.

About Brown Gibbons Lang & Company

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company is a leading independent investment bank serving the middle market. BGL specializes in mergers and acquisitions advisory services, debt and equity placements, financial restructuring advice, and valuations and fairness opinions, with global industry teams in Consumer Products & Retail Services, Environmental & Energy Services, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Human Capital Management Outsourcing, Industrials, and Real Estate. BGL has offices in Chicago and Cleveland and real estate offices in Irvine and San Antonio, in addition to 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.  Please visit