Casimir Capital and Laidlaw & Company Announce Agreement

NEW YORK, Aug. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Casimir Capital L.P. and its Canadian affiliate, Casimir Capital Ltd., ("Casimir Capital") and Laidlaw & Company (UK) Ltd. ("Laidlaw") have officially announced they have entered into an agreement intended to provide investment opportunities to a world-class distribution network of natural resources focused institutional investors and high net worth retail clients.

"Providing Laidlaw, a respected 171 year old brokerage house, with the opportunity to participate in our private placements, allows us to better serve the needs of our global issuer client base," said Richard Sands, Chief Executive Officer of Casimir Capital L.P.  "With North America racing toward energy independence, the timing is impeccable."

"Energy related investments are of great interest to our clients," said Matt Eitner, Chief Executive Officer of Laidlaw.  "We are thrilled to be working with a highly regarded specialist firm and expanding the offerings provided to our customers."

Adam Thomas, newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of Casimir Capital Ltd., added, "This relationship will enhance our ability to offer the companies we represent access to an important segment of the United States investor base.  Given our industry expertise and proven ability to facilitate billions of dollars of energy and mining transactions, involving Laidlaw's distribution platform of over 100 retail brokers will provide a formidable force in the natural resources financing space."

For more than a decade, Casimir Capital has successfully financed companies in the mining and energy industries.  A list of recent investment banking transactions can be viewed by visiting www.casimircapital.com/us/news.

About Casimir Capital

Casimir Capital L.P. (member FINRA, SIPC, MSRB) is a leading United States based investment bank.  For more information, visit: www.casimircapital.com/us.  Casimir Capital Ltd. (member IIROC, CIPF) is a leading Canadian based investment bank.  For more information, visit: www.casimircapital.com/ca.

About Laidlaw

Laidlaw & Company (UK) Ltd. is a broker-dealer registered under FINRA, and conducts a global full-service, investment banking brokerage business.  Laidlaw is a company incorporated in England and Wales with company number 03870324 whose registered office address is 41 Dover Street, London W1S 4NS, United Kingdom.  Laidlaw makes it services available to Professional Clients in the United Kingdom and the European Union through its group affiliate, Laidlaw & Company International, Ltd., a company incorporated in England and Wales with company number 06059026.  For more information, visit:  www.laidlawltd.com

SOURCE Casimir Capital L.P.



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