Austin, TX, Aug. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Westlake Securities is pleased to announce that Christopher D. Casey has joined the firm's investment banking team as a Managing Director. He is based at Westlake's Austin headquarters.
"The addition of Chris to the Westlake team gives the firm an instant presence in the private equity capital raising space. Additionally, given the recent disintermediation trend of institutions trying to get closer to assets they invest in, Chris' expertise and global contacts will provide tremendous synergies in combination with our sell-side capabilities," said Randy Finch, Managing Director of Westlake Securities. "Having been on both the buy-side and the sell-side, Chris is an experienced professional and is very highly regarded among both the universe of institutional limited partners as well as financial sponsors."
Chris's background includes more than twenty years of capital markets and institutional limited partnership experience with a particular emphasis on the energy, infrastructure and real estate sectors. Prior to joining Westlake, Mr. Casey was on the investment team at Franklin Templeton Real Asset Advisors as an Institutional Portfolio Manager for their infrastructure and real estate products. Additionally, Mr. Casey held positions at Post Oak Energy Capital, a Houston based oil and gas private equity firm, where he led the fund raising efforts for their initial $200 million fund; AIG Global Real Estate, where he was managing director responsible for raising capital for their global property funds; Forum Partners and Lehman Brothers. He began his investment banking career in the mergers and acquisition group at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. in New York.
Mr. Casey received a B.S. degree from Washington and Lee University, an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a masters in management degree from the University of Dallas. He holds FINRA Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses.
About Westlake Securities:
Westlake Securities is a privately-held corporation that provides investment banking, capital markets and financial advisory services to 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 and financial advisory services to clients throughout the U.S.
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CONTACT: Fleur Robinson, Westlake Securities, 512-314-0703
Source:Westlake Securities, LLC