MIAMI, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Astor Group has announced the hiring of Chris Dimitropoulos, formerly a Healthcare Portfolio Analyst with Citadel Investment Group. Dimitropoulos's hiring strengthens Astor Group's Healthcare practice as the investment bank continues to experience robust activity in the sector. Dimitropoulos will report directly to Seth Zalkin, Managing Partner of Astor Group.
As a Portfolio Analyst with Citadel, Dimitropoulos served on a two-person team that managed over $1 billion in healthcare equities. During his tenure, he helped expand Citadel's healthcare practice by developing relationships with management and industry experts and performing financial and operational analyses.
Dimitropoulos joined Citadel after working at JPMorgan as an Equities Analyst where he analyzed and vetted biopharmaceutical companies across all capitalizations and business-cycle stages. He received a Master of Science in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University and a BS in Finance from the University of Illinois.
"Chris' insight and experience in healthcare will be invaluable as we continue our momentum in this focus sector," said Zalkin. "Despite the current economy, the healthcare sector has presented abundant opportunities for consolidation and investment, and Astor Group has been increasingly active. Chris' track record of identifying superior companies will help us continue to construct optimal strategic solutions for our clients."
Dimitropoulos will focus on deals across an array of healthcare subsectors including healthcare services, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, generic drugs and medical devices. Additionally, Chris will provide analysis to other Astor Group focus areas in the United States and throughout Latin America.
About The Astor Group
With offices in New York, Miami and Brazil, Astor Group is an investment bank and active advisory firm that partners with middle market investors and companies to buy and sell businesses, raise capital and solve financial and operational challenges. Our operational experience, investor relationships and negotiating expertise ensure that our clients achieve superior results.
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