SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
JMP Group Inc. (NYSE: JMP),
an investment banking and alternative asset management firm, announced
today that Chip Wadsworth has joined JMP Securities as a managing
director and co-director of equity capital markets. Based in the firm's
San Francisco headquarters, Mr. Wadsworth will assist publicly traded
and privately held companies in the evaluation and structuring of equity
offerings and equity-linked transactions.
"Chip has nearly two decades of equity capital markets experience at
major Wall Street firms, and his extensive knowledge of the marketplace
and broad array of relationships with issuers and investors alike will
enhance JMP's equities platform considerably," said Tom Wright, director
of equities at JMP Securities.
"JMP has distinguished itself as a leading equity underwriter in 2013,
and Chip's arrival will undoubtedly add to the firm's momentum," said
Kent Ledbetter, JMP Securities' director of investment banking. "Already
this year, JMP has lead- or co-managed 21 IPOs and nearly 80 follow-on
equity or equity-linked transactions, and we look forward to Chip's
contributions to our efforts in these areas."
Prior to joining JMP Securities, Mr. Wadsworth was a managing director
and head of technology, media and telecommunications equity capital
markets at UBS Investment Bank. He previously served in various equity
capital markets capacities at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and its
successor, Credit Suisse First Boston, concluding his tenure there as a
senior calling officer with coverage of technology clients. Mr.
Wadsworth holds an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business
Administration and a BA from Middlebury College.
About JMP Group
JMP Group Inc. is a full-service investment banking and asset management
firm that provides investment banking, sales and trading, and equity
research services to corporate and institutional clients as well as
alternative asset management products to institutional and
high-net-worth investors. JMP Group operates through three subsidiaries:
JMP Securities, Harvest Capital Strategies and JMP Credit Advisors. For
more information, visit www.jmpg.com.
JMP Group Inc.
Dukas Public Relations
Seth Linden, 212-704-7385
Source: JMP Group Inc.
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