Marks Baughan & Co. Adds Partner; Opens Office in London

26 November 2007

Marks Baughan & Co. is pleased to announce that John Jacobs has joined the firm to head its newly opened London office. Jacobs is a veteran London-based advisor to UK and European technology companies. He was previously the head of HSBC's European technology investment banking group and a Managing Director in the Credit Suisse First Boston Technology Group.

Jacobs will be the Managing Member of Marks Baughan's new FSA-authorized UK subsidiary, Marks Baughan Securities UK, LLP. His presence enables Marks Baughan to expand the delivery of its unique and successful sector-focused financial advisory services to growth technology companies in Europe.

"I am excited to join one of the most successful and innovative new boutique technology investment banks," said Jacobs. "Marks Baughan's deep expertise and relationships in the financial and legal technology verticals are unique in investment banking. It allows us to provide real and immediate value to European growth companies in these sectors, especially for those companies where the most logical acquiror or investors are U.S. based."

"We are fortunate to be able to add a senior partner as experienced and respected as John Jacobs," adds Managing member Nick Baughan. "London is a thriving international center for growth technology companies in our focus verticals—financial services and corporate information management. With John heading our new London office, we can provide immediate access for these companies to investors and acquirors in the United States and vice versa, a unique capability for a boutique investment bank."

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