NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- McNicoll, Lewis & Vlak LLC (MLV), a boutique investment bank focused on capital intensive industries, announced today that Caroline Corner, Ph. D. has joined the firm as a Managing Director in Research where she will cover the Medical Devices and Diagnostics sector within the firm's broader Life Sciences Group.
"The addition of Dr. Corner further advances our strategic build-out as an independent investment bank and institutional broker-dealer with a core focus of servicing corporate and institutional clients in capital intensive industries and raising capital efficiently for participants in these industries," commented Dean Colucci, President of MLV. "The expansion of the Life Sciences equity research team into the Medical Devices and Diagnostics sector, we believe, demonstrates our continued substantial investment in that space. Caroline's hiring is a natural progression of our long-term commitment to growing our coverage universe and increasing our product offerings in Life Sciences."
Dr. George Zavoico, Head of Equity Research at MLV further commented, "Caroline's addition to the MLV equity research team broadens our already well-recognized capabilities in life sciences. We are delighted to be able to add someone with her talents and believe this further demonstrates our dedication to providing unique investment ideas to our clients."
Dr. Corner has been an equity research analyst since 2005, when she became a member of Wells Fargo's research team covering medical technology companies. Since leaving Wells Fargo, Dr. Corner has been a Senior Equity Research Analyst at both Pacific Growth Equities and Montgomery & Co. where she covered the medical device and diagnostics sector, as well as regenerative medicine companies. Prior to entering equity research, Caroline held engineering and product development positions at Baxter Transfusion Therapies and Eli Lilly and Company. Dr. Corner has a Ph.D. in Biological and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University, where she also did graduate course work at the Johnson School of Business, and a B.S. in Biological Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech. Dr. Corner will be based in San Francisco.
MLV is a boutique investment bank and institutional broker-dealer focused on providing independent financial advice and unique capital markets expertise to corporate and institutional clients in capital intensive industries such as healthcare and life sciences, metals and mining, and energy and infrastructure. With a focus on raising money efficiently for clients, MLV has rapidly become a leader in the At-the-Market (ATM) transaction market. Please visit our website: www.mlvco.com.
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