LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- B. Riley & Co., LLC (B. Riley), a full service investment bank and a wholly-owned subsidiary of B. Riley Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: RILY) announced today that Jon Emswiler has joined the firm as Managing Director to expand and enhance B. Riley's Corporate Restructuring practice.
Mr. Emswiler will be based in B. Riley's New York office and brings over 15 years of experience with stressed/distressed credit, distressed situations, and bankruptcy related matters. His focus has been on providing opportunistic investing opportunities throughout the capital structure, with an emphasis on stressed/distressed credit and special situations.
"We're thrilled to have a person of Jon's caliber and vast experience join the B. Riley platform," said Perry Mandarino, Senior Managing Director and Head of Corporate Finance. "We are seeing more opportunities in the restructuring space, and having Jon's expertise and background will enable us to continue to expand and grow our restructuring practice."
"Our investment in the restructuring group reflects the success and continued momentum we see bringing Perry and his team on board. We are very excited to have Jon and know he will be an integral part of the team's growing success," said Bryant Riley, Chairman and CEO of B. Riley Financial.
When asked about his new role with B. Riley, Mr. Emswiler responded, "I'm excited to help expand B. Riley's corporate restructuring business as I believe that there are tremendous growth opportunities for us. Leveraging B. Riley's entrepreneurial spirit and full range of services is a perfect fit for the needs of clients in these times."
Prior to joining B. Riley, Mr. Emswiler was a Managing Director at Imperial Capital, as well as a Managing Director at Fixed Income Capital Markets at Stifel. The foundation of his expertise in Corporate Restructuring was developed as a Director at Zolfo Cooper, a boutique-consulting firm that advises on complex reorganizations. Mr. Emswiler holds an M.B.A. in finance and accounting from Fordham University Graduate School of Business and a B.B.A. from Roanoke College.
About B. Riley & Co.
B. Riley & Co., LLC is a leading investment bank which provides corporate finance, research, and sales & trading to corporate, institutional and high net worth individual clients. Investment banking services include initial, secondary and follow-on offerings, institutional private placements, and merger and acquisitions advisory services. The firm is nationally recognized for its highly ranked proprietary equity research. B. Riley & Co., LLC is a member of FINRA and SIPC.
B. Riley Financial, Inc. is a publicly traded, diversified financial services company which takes a collaborative approach to the capital raising and financial advisory needs of public and private companies and high net worth individuals. The Company operates through several wholly-owned subsidiaries, including B. Riley & Co., LLC (www.brileyco.com), Great American Group, LLC (www.greatamerican.com), and B. Riley Capital Management, LLC (which also includes B. Riley Asset Management (www.brileyam.com) and B. Riley Wealth Management, (www.brileywealth.com)). The Company also makes proprietary investments in other businesses, such as the acquisition of United Online, Inc. (www.untd.com) in July 2016, where B. Riley Financial, Inc. is uniquely positioned to leverage its expertise and assets in order to maximize value.
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