NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Chardan Capital Markets, LLC., a privately held investment banking firm announced today that Michael E. Marrus has been appointed as "Managing Director of M&A and Corporate Advisory Services for The Special Equities Group" effective September 10, 2015.
Mr. Marrus has spent the last six years performing M&A and Advisory Services for Emerging Growth Equities, Dominick and Dominick, and Merriman Capital. Prior to 2009, Michael served as Managing Director of Collins Stewart LLC., a British bank that acquired C.E. Unterberg, Towbin. Michael spent more than ten years at C. E. Unterberg, Towbin, and was the Head of Investment Banking when the firm was acquired by Collins Stewart in 2007. Before joining C.E. Unterberg, Towbin in 1998, he was a Principal and Founding Member of Fieldstone Private Capital Group, an investment banking firm specializing in corporate, project and structured finance. Previously, he was employed at Bankers Trust Company, initially in the Private Equity and Merchant Banking Groups and subsequently in BT Securities, the securities affiliate of Bankers Trust. He has been a Director of Arotech Corporation, since October 2007.
"Michael's experience and knowledge will be invaluable in expanding Chardan's platform and helping The Special Equities Group. We look forward to having him both assist SEG with his expertise and support the firm's mission in building long term relationships with our corporate clients," said Kerry Propper, Chief Executive Officer of Chardan Capital Markets.
"The Special Equities Group at Chardan has been a leader in the PIPE market since 2002 when we were all together at C.E. Unterberg, Towbin and it's great to have Michael back on the team," said Andy Arno, Vice Chairman of Chardan's Special Equities Group.
"Chardan and SEG's reputation as an industry leader in the micro-cap sector is what attracted me to return to the team," said Michael Marrus, the new Managing Director of M&A and Corporate Advisory Services for the Special Equities Group.
Mr. Marrus holds an A.B. from Brown University and an M.B.A. from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
About Chardan Capital Markets, LLC.:
Chardan Capital Markets ("Chardan") provides a full suite of Global Investment Banking services designed for micro, small and mid-cap emerging growth companies. Our full range of services includes capital raising, merger and acquisition advisory, strategic advisory, equity research, institutional trading and market making. Headquartered in New York City, with offices in Palo Alto, Sydney, Beijing and Tel Aviv. Chardan is a registered broker-dealer with the US Securities and Exchange Commission and is a member of the following: FINRA, MSRB, SIPC, NASDAQ and the NYSE Arca, Inc.
About The Special Equities Group, LLC.:
Chardan's Special Equities Group (SEG) provides specialized investment banking and brokerage services for micro-cap companies and their investors. A recognized leader in the PIPEs market, the group has collectively closed more than 100 transactions and raised in excess over $750 million since 2008 in emerging growth capital. The Special Equities Group focuses on U.S.-listed micro-cap companies. The companies we work with look to us for strategic advice and, when they need funding, rely on our ability to quickly and efficiently raise capital on their behalf. Our client relationships typically span years, and in many cases, exceed a decade in length. Over the years, we have also cultivated long-term, strategic relationships with our investors who trust us to provide honest advice and objective evaluations of investment opportunities.
To learn more about Chardan Capital Markets, visit www.chardancm.com
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