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Laud Collier Expands Professional Team

New York, NY – October 8, 2015 – Laud Collier Capital (“Laud Collier”) is pleased to announce the expansion of its professional team to include Albert G. Pastino and William H. Haemmerle. Al and Bill will be joining Colby W. Collier at Laud Collier to create a merchant bank by augmenting the existing private equity investment business with a focused corporate finance advisory service platform. This new merchant banking group, which will have an office in Short Hills, New Jersey, and will seek to invest, through subsidiaries and affiliated entities, in equity and debt financings in connection with change of control, acquisition and expansion capital transactions, as well as provide traditional investment banking services such as sell-side advisory, capital formation, transaction support, valuations, fairness opinions and general business advisory. The complimentary elements of private equity and investment banking will position the firm to partner with business owners, portfolio companies and investors to provide value based on the specific needs of each individual situation.

Laud Collier will focus on building long-term relationships with companies operating in the U.S. lower and middle markets. The firm will seek to partner with, or provide services to, business owners, investors, private equity firms, banks and mezzanine finance concerns, and professional services firms where Laud Collier can participate in the creation of long-term value through an ongoing active role.

“The flexible nature of the merchant banking approach allows us to define how best we can help create value for our business partners. It doesn’t limit us to the one size, one strategy fits all approach of traditional stand-alone private equity or investment banking firms. The ability to put money behind the advice we provide is a powerful statement.” said Mr. Collier.

The principals of Laud Collier bring over 100 collective years of private equity, investment banking, commercial banking, consulting, and operating experience from firms including: Alex. Brown; CIT Equity Investments; Deloitte & Touche; Fortis Private Capital; Kohlberg Capital; Manufacturers Hanover Commercial Corp.; Midlantic National Bank; and WestLB Panmure.

For additional information on Laud Collier, its leadership team, services and investments, please visit our website at or contact us at:

Laud Collier Capital 51 John F. Kennedy Parkway First Floor West Short Hills, NJ 07078 Phone: (973) 822-1234 e-mail:

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