2014-03-11

 

PI Financial Expands Capital Markets Presence in Toronto

 

VANCOUVER, BC - For Immediate Release - PI Financial is very pleased to announce the addition of six new investment professionals to their Capital Markets team in Toronto.

Joining the PI Capital Markets team is:

  • • Rick Vernon, BSc, MBA, Managing Director, Head of Mining Investment Banking
  • • Russ Mills, CFA, Vice President, Investment Banking
  • • John Glynn, BCom, MBA, CA, CFA, Director, Institutional Sales
  • • Mark Santarossa, BCom, MBA, CA, Director, Institutional Sales
  • • Christos Doulis, CFA, Mining Analyst
  • • Brian Szeto, MA CFA , Mining Analyst

"We are very pleased to have this highly experienced team join PI. These new professionals, 5 of which were previously core members of Stonecap Securities’ institutional team, will add to PI's growing capital markets presence and enhance our mining sector capabilities” said Bert Quattrociocchi, Executive Vice President and Head of Capital Markets. Mark Santarossa also joins PI's Toronto institutional sales desk after previous senior roles at Macquarie Capital Markets, CIBC World Markets and Haywood Securities.

"We are delighted to be joining PI Financial in expanding its Toronto capital markets presence, and we look forward to leveraging our combined strengths and successes for the benefit of our clients" said Rick Vernon. PI has served the mining sector for over 32 years and has been a syndicate member in a number of recent mining fi nancings including: Platinum Group Metals, True Gold Mining, Klondex Mines, Timmins Gold, Silvercrest Mines, West Kirkland. PI is sole advisor on Golden Reign's recently announced US$18.2 million fi nancing package.

Established in 1982, PI Financial is a leading full service investment dealer with 240 employees and offi ces in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Winnipeg, Regina and Victoria. PI Capital Markets employs 32 professionals in research, banking, sales and trading covering a range of sectors including: mining, energy, energy services, technology, industrials and consumer.

For more information, please contact:
Mr. Bert Quattrociocchi
Executive Vice President
Head of Capital Markets
Tel: 604.664.2900

Mr. Rick Vernon
Managing Director
Investment Banking, Head of Mining
Tel: 416.883.9040