NEW YORK, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Collins Stewart LLC is pleased to announce the formation of a US healthcare investment banking alliance with Beal Advisors and Liberty Tree Advisors. The purpose of this alliance is to target, originate and execute public and private equity transactions in the healthcare sector. Both Beal Advisors and Liberty Tree Advisors are US-based boutique healthcare advisory firms. Georgia Erbez – founder of Beal Advisors (www.bealadvisors.com) – has previously worked at Jefferies & Company, Inc., Cowen and Company, and Hambrecht & Quist. David Stone – founder of Liberty Tree Advisors (www.libertytreeadvisors.com) – has previously worked at Flagship Ventures (an early-stage venture capital firm focused on life sciences) and Cowen and Company. In addition, Mr. Stone has served on the Boards of Directors for a number of life sciences companies.
Hank Erbe, Head of Investment Banking and Capital Markets at Collins Stewart LLC commented:
"We are excited to be working closely with Beal Advisors and Liberty Tree in targeting the healthcare sector. We anticipate significant new issue equity activity from healthcare companies and feel that these alliances represent a powerful combination of complimentary capabilities in capital markets and advisory services."
Georgia Erbez, Founder and Managing Director of Beal Advisors commented:
"Our focus has been on advising US healthcare companies on mergers and acquisitions as well as select private placements. Clearly, Collins Stewart's world class research and distribution capabilities will offer our clients significant resources going forward."
David Stone, Founder and Managing Director of Liberty Tree Advisors commented:
"The market for capital raising in the US healthcare sector is significant and growing. The
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