NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MLV & Co. announced today that Jim McBride, of J.R. McBride & Company, has been retained by the firm's Energy Investment Banking Group as a Senior Advisor. Mr. McBride will provide advice to MLV on various strategic initiatives and focus on identifying opportunities within the sector. In addition, Mr. McBride will work with MLV Energy Partners, LLC (formerly known as 1055 Energy Partners, LLC), MLV's principal investment arm in energy.
"Under Ron and Rob's leadership, we have demonstrated tremendous success in growing our Energy Investment Banking and Principal Investment businesses," said Patrice McNicoll, Founder and CEO of MLV. "Jim is a highly respected energy entrepreneur and executive. His extensive knowledge of the energy sector, market insight and industry relationships complement the skills currently present on our energy team and reinforces MLV's commitment to building a top tier energy platform."
"I am delighted to have a consummate veteran in the sector advise Rob Lindermanis and me in further building out MLV's and MLV Energy Partners' broad based energy transaction capabilities," added Ron Ormand, Head of Energy Investment Banking, at MLV. "I have been both a client and a friend of Jim and now I am pleased to work with him in a Senior Advisor capacity with our team."
Mr. McBride has over 35 years of experience in the energy industry, both as an investment banker and petroleum engineer. He most recently spent 6 years at Capital One Securities where he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capital One Securities Energy Banking Division. Prior to that, Mr. McBride served in a number of leadership roles in both the financial industry and energy industry including RBS, Fleet Boston, Baker Hughes, Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase. Jim began his career in the energy industry as a petroleum engineer with Mobil Oil.
Mr. McBride is the founder of J.R. McBride and Company, a privately owned firm that advises and invests in the energy sector. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) as well as the Board of Trustees for Loyola University of New Orleans. Mr. McBride holds a B.S.E. in Engineering from Mississippi State University.
About MLV & Co:
MLV & Co., an MLV Financial company, is an independent full service investment bank and institutional broker dealer. MLV is focused on providing creative capital raising solutions to growth-oriented companies in healthcare, real estate, financials, energy & natural resources, and other "capital-intensive" sectors. Year-to-Date Highlights for MLV Energy Investment Banking include:
- Completed 24 energy transactions totaling over $3.5bn in aggregate value
- Raised over $800mm in perpetual preferred equity for energy clients
- Acted as Joint or Sole Agent on ATM transactions with a notional value of $925mm
ABOUT MLV Energy Partners:
MLV Energy Partners, LLC (formerly known as 1055 Energy Partners, LLC) is a capital provider for the energy industry specializing in oil and gas financing. MLV Energy Partners focuses primarily on asset-backed investments in companies positioned for growth and expansion. It's team of experienced financial and technical professionals structures flexible investment products tailored to the specific capital needs of each client.
MLV Energy Partner's customized financial products include mezzanine debt, subordinated debt, stretch senior debt, convertible debt and bridge financing.
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