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BTIG Nabs Three Execs From Jefferies for Push into Debt Capital Markets

August 10, 2017, 07:13 AM

Investment firm BTIG announced that Romeo Reyes, Piyush Phadke and Daniel Nolan have joined the firm in New York, furthering its aggressive push into the credit markets. Reyes and Phadke will focus on originating, structuring and executing bond financings for corporate and financial sponsor clients as part of BTIG’s Debt Capital Markets business. Nolan continues the expansion of BTIG Fixed Income Credit, and will lead the Distressed-Debt Trading desk.

"We are delighted to welcome Romeo and Piyush to the firm,” said Anton LeRoy, Chief Operating Officer of BTIG. “Each have considerable experience in the credit markets, and a strong track record for originating, executing and closing transactions for corporate issuers and financial sponsors. They will strengthen BTIG’s financing and debt advisory solutions, leveraging the extensive distribution channels and aftermarket trading capabilities of our Fixed Income Credit Sales and Trading platform.”

Reyes joins BTIG Debt Capital Markets as a Managing Director. He has nearly 25 years of investment banking and high-yield research experience, providing coverage of communications service providers, media and emerging technology companies. Prior to BTIG, Reyes was Americas Head of Communications, Cable and Satellites Investment Banking at Jefferies, where he was previously Director of Global Leveraged Finance Research. Earlier in his career, he was an Executive Director and Senior High-Yield Analyst at UBS. Reyes held similar roles at Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs.

Phadke joins BTIG Debt Capital Markets as a Director. Prior to BTIG, he was a Senior Vice President within the Financial Sponsors division at Jefferies. Earlier in his career, Phadke held a similar role at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he executed transactions for private equity backed companies.

Nolan joins BTIG Fixed Income Credit as a Director. Prior to BTIG, he was a Senior Vice President within Distressed-Debt Trading at Jefferies, where he was previously a Vice President, focused on event-driven and institutional equity trading. Mr. Nolan began his career as an Analyst on the Structured Credit Desk at Citigroup.

“With a decade of multi-asset class trading experience, Dan represents another important hire for the Fixed Income Credit business,” commented Drew Doscher, Co-Head of Fixed Income Credit at BTIG. “Under his leadership, he will manage the Distressed-Debt Trading team, identifying the most valuable opportunities across credit and reorg equities.”

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