November 19, 2014 New York, NY -- Young America Capital LLC ("YAC") announced today that it has formed a specialized Maritime & Infrastructure Investment Banking Group.
Young America assembled a world-class senior team to drive the launch of this highly specialized vertical. The team will be led by Henry Juan, Managing Director, who will serve as Head of the Maritime & Infrastructure Team. Mr. Juan brings over 30 years of experience in investment banking including roles with the Seabury Group, Skyworks Capital, Cypress Associates, Credit Lyonnais, Bear Stearns and Bankers Trust. Mr. Juan is joined by two other Maritime & Infrastructure banking veterans - Jakob Bergendorff, previously Head of M&A at the Maersk Group and JR Zambrotta, previously with DNB Markets, Inc.
Mr. Juan, Head of Young America's newly formed Maritime & Infrastructure Group commented: "I am excited to join such a rapidly growing organization and help broaden the firm's expertise and coverage in Maritime & Infrastructure. With the Maritime & Infrastructure sector at an inflection point, this is a particularly opportune time for YAC to add such a capability. We are poised to work with companies as they seek to fund fleet acquisitions and engage in M&A transactions."
Young America will offer a number of both traditional and specialized investment banking services to Maritime & Infrastructure clients including Debt & Equity Placement, M&A, Restructuring, Fairness Opinions, Operating & Finance Lease Advisory, and Sale and Purchase Advisory.
Peter Formanek, Managing Partner of Young America Capital said: "We are pleased to welcome Henry, Jakob, and JR to YAC to lead our Maritime & Infrastructure activities. The addition of this group is an important component of YAC's continuing growth. In addition to leveraging the resources and reach of YAC, this logical step allows us to provide wider opportunities for our clients."
About Young America Capital Founded in 2000, the company is a New York based FINRA/SEC licensed independent investment banking and advisory firm which provides capital raising, M&A advisory and fund marketing services for companies and alternative investment fund managers. The company is comprised of a diverse group of investment banking professionals with particularly deep experience in Telecommunications, Media, and Technology; Lifesciences & Healthcare; Consumer; Maritime & Infrastructure; Cleantech; Real Estate and Latin America. www.yacapital.com