NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Behrman Capital, a private investment firm focusing on emerging growth companies, today announced that Neil Sandler has joined the firm as a partner. Mr. Sandler has more than 15 years of investment banking experience in the health care industry. During his distinguished career, he has worked on more than 120 mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions. He was most recently a partner and managing director at BancAmerica Robertson Stephens, where he oversaw the health care services investment banking group and assisted Robertson Stephens' venture capital group in identifying and assessing investment opportunities. Mr. Sandler's duties at Behrman Capital will include finding and evaluating potential acquisition candidates and developing new platforms in the health care sector for the firm's continued expansion. He will also work with existing portfolio companies to add value and will act as a board member for new portfolio companies. "We are delighted that Neil Sandler is joining our team," said Darryl G. Behrman, a Managing Partner of Behrman Capital. "Neil has had a very successful and focused career in the health care industry. In particular, he has worked extensively with companies in the health care services, health care information, medical supplies and devices, and pharmaceutical sectors. His expertise in equity and debt financing and mergers and acquisitions, as well as his prowess at identifying and assessing investment opportunities, will be extremely useful to our firm and our portfolio companies as we expand our activities in the health care sector." Prior to joining BancAmerica Robertson Stephens in 1996, Mr. Sandler served as managing director at PaineWebber Incorporated, where he was responsible for all investment banking activities involving health care services and medical device clients and prospects. During his eight year tenure at PaineWebber, Mr. Sandler was also a member of the PaineWebber Development Corporation team, which evaluated and managed venture investments for a proprietary fund. Before joining PaineWebber in 1987, Mr. Sandler held investment banking positions in the health care groups of Drexel Burnham Lambert and Kidder, Peabody & Co. Mr. Sandler has a B.A. in Political Science from Tufts University, and a M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College. Behrman Capital invests in management buyouts of growth companies focused on the health care, outsourced manufacturing, and information technology industries, as well as special situations. The firm also provides expansion capital to emerging growth companies, principally in the health care and high technology industries. Based in New York City and San Francisco, Behrman Capital was founded in 1992 by Darryl G. and Grant G. Behrman. The firm currently has a combined capital base exceeding $640 million.
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