Westlake Securities Widens Specialties with Additional Investment Bankers

Austin, TX, Aug. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Westlake Securities is pleased to welcome Matthew P. Andersen and Alexander Schoenbaum to its investment banking team as Managing Directors.

Based at the company's headquarters in Austin, TX, Mr. Andersen's specialty is the financial services sector, while Mr. Schoenbaum's focus is on consumer, technology and media sectors.

"We're pleased to have Matt and Alex join the Westlake team. Both bring additional skills, contacts and experience to broaden our offering to clients," commented Wilson Allen, Partner and Managing Director.

With over 16 years' experience as a consultant and executive for acquisitive growth companies, Mr. Andersen has worked with both private and publicly traded companies that have completed over $2.5 billion of transactions. From 2007-2014, Mr. Andersen was Senior Vice President for National Financial Partners (a portfolio company of Chicago-based Madison Dearborn Partners) headquartered in New York. Prior, he was Senior Vice President of Financial Institutions for a privately-held company that is now an operating subsidiary of Prudential.

"With the extensive experience of Westlake Securities staff and management, the firm is well poised to assist financial services organizations raise money, acquire or divest to fulfill their strategic objectives, and I look forward to working with the firm and help clients do just that," Mr. Andersen said.

Mr. Schoenbaum has developed a broad range of experience advising companies across industries, with an emphasis on strong successful consumer, technology, communications and media brands. In addition to providing capital advisory services, he has extensive experience working with companies to formulate and execute growth strategies, streamline operations and identify acquisition targets and strategic partners. Mr. Schoenbaum began his career at Piper Jaffray's consumer mergers and acquisitions team, followed by a specialty private equity firm, Blue Sage Capital.

About Westlake Securities :

Westlake Securities is a privately-held corporation that provides investment banking, capital markets and financial advisory services both privately held and publicly traded companies and to institutional investors. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with offices in Houston, Lafayette, Louisiana, and North Palm Beach, Florida, Westlake provides M&A advisory services, private placements of debt, equity and limited partnership interests, institutional sales and trading, fundamental research, corporate access and financial advisory services to clients throughout the U.S.

CONTACT: Fleur Robinson Project Manager Westlake Securities (512)314-0703

Source:Westlake Securities, LLC