IRVINE, Calif. and BEIJING, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Hunter Wise Securities, LLC is pleased to announce its Top 10 ranking for U.S. PIPE transactions in the first quarter of 2010. According to Sagient Research's PlacementTracker report, recognized as the leading provider of research, data and analytics covering the PIPE (Private Investment in Public Equity) market, Hunter Wise achieved its Top 10 spot on the strength of several financings for Chinese companies listed in the U.S. equity capital markets.
"We are pleased by this recognition of our achievements and we believe we will continue to see robust activity in the U.S. and international public market sectors in upcoming months," said Fred G. Jager, President, Hunter Wise Financial Group, LLC, parent company of Hunter Wise Securities, a FINRA Broker/Dealer and SIPC Member Firm. "Hunter Wise is well known for providing mid-market investment banking services from 15 offices in the U.S., including our headquarters in Southern California, and offices in the United Kingdom, China and Canada."
Domestic sectors of particular interest to Hunter Wise include manufacturing, service companies, distribution, technology and food and beverage. The firm's team of skilled professionals possesses a wide range of corporate finance and M&A expertise for the benefit of its varied national and international clientele, including both public and private companies in the $10 to $400 million valuation range. "We provide the highest quality level of institutional financing, divestiture and advisory services for middle market companies," Mr. Jager said.
Hunter Wise's Chinese clients have concentrated on the two main drivers of the PRC economy: urbanization and the emerging middle class. Hunter Wise's PRC focus is on domestic-facing enterprises with $10 million or more of earnings in sectors including infrastructure, food/agriculture, education, consumer, healthcare, and energy/environment. "Hunter Wise is in an excellent position to assist and invest in private Chinese companies with these characteristics who seek capital through a listing in the North American markets," said Dan McClory, Managing Director of Hunter Wise's Small Cap Public Equities Practice.
In addition to Hunter Wise Securities, other Hunter Wise Financial Group subsidiaries include Hunter Wise Commodities and Hunter Wise Capital Group.
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