Los Angeles, CA — FocalPoint Partners, a leading middle-market investment bank, is pleased to announce the addition of industry veteran Clay Bryan in its Los Angeles office.
Mr. Bryan has approximately 20 years of experience in debt and equity capital markets, M&A, and special situations, providing solutions to company owners ranging in size from middle market to large cap public companies. He has advised clients across a range of industries and has covered entrepreneurs, private equity funds, and other asset managers throughout his career. Mr. Bryan has worked at both bulge bracket and boutique investment banks, structuring and executing complex transactions with private companies, multinational public companies, private equity funds, credit funds, hedge funds, and CLOs.
Prior to joining FocalPoint, Mr. Bryan was a managing director at Cappello Global and worked in the sponsor coverage and M&A groups at Deutsche Bank and Citigroup, respectively.
Clay Bryan commented, “I joined FocalPoint because of its scale, with approximately 50 bankers, sector expertise, and international reach. Moreover, their reputation for executing complex transactions aligns perfectly with my experience.”
“Clay is a tremendous addition to FocalPoint,” noted Nishen Radia, Managing Partner. “Like other Managing Directors at the firm, he excels in both healthy and distressed company transactions. This breadth of product capabilities is unique in the marketplace and has been a fundamental tenet of our firm since its formation.”
Duane Stullich, Managing Partner, added, “As we continue to grow the firm, hiring top talent is the key. We believe Clay meets that description and are thrilled to have him aboard. Clay is the fourth senior professional to join the firm in 2019, including Alvin Wang in Shanghai, and Michael Brill and Josh Osher in New York.”
“In addition to M&A, Clay is very experienced in debt placements and will be a fantastic addition to our Capital Markets business. This practice now has seven dedicated senior professionals across the U.S., making it one of the larger middle-market DCM groups in the country,” noted Rajesh Sood, Managing Partner.
About FocalPoint Partners
FocalPoint is an independent investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions, private placements, financial restructurings, and special situation transactions. With offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Shanghai, the firm provides sophisticated bulge bracket services to the underserved middle market. For more information, please visit www.focalpointllc.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.