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B. Riley Hires Mandarino to Form Corporate Restructuring Practice

February 23, 2016, 07:55 AM
Filed Under: New Venture

B. Riley Financial, Inc. announced that Perry Mandarino has joined B. Riley & Co., LLC to form its newly created Restructuring Solutions team and will serve as Senior Managing Director and Head of Corporate Restructuring. Mandarino brings over 28 years of corporate restructuring experience to B. Riley & Co, and will be based in the New York City office.

During his career, including his tenure as partner and practice leader of PwC's U.S. Business Recovery Services, Mandarino represented stakeholders in more than 400 companies through various out-of-court and Chapter 11 proceedings, including Polaroid, Trump Casinos, Disney Stores, and Brookstone, among others. He brings extensive experience in the retail, healthcare, real estate, energy, and communications sectors and has advised municipalities and other governmental entities. Mandarino was named the 2014 "Turnaround Consultant of the Year" by The M&A Advisor and a Top 100 Global Restructuring and Turnaround Professional by Global M&A Network.

"As one of the nationally recognized industry leaders, Perry brings tremendous experience and expertise to our firm. This is a natural extension to our existing financial advisory, appraisal and liquidation services," said B. Riley Financial Chairman and CEO, Bryant Riley. "Given the current economic environment, we've identified restructuring services as a growth area for our firm and are very fortunate that Perry has decided to lead this effort for us. We intend to provide him with the resources necessary to build this into a very successful practice area."

Mandarino stated, "I am excited about making available to our restructuring clients the full range of services provided by B. Riley, including the firm's superior advisory services and capital raising capabilities. The entrepreneurial spirit of B. Riley is a perfect fit for the needs of clients in these times."

B. Riley Financial, Inc. provides collaborative financial services and solutions through several subsidiaries, including: B. Riley & Co. LLC, a leading investment bank which provides corporate finance, research, and sales & trading to corporate, institutional and high net worth individual clients; Great American Group, LLC, a leading provider of advisory and valuation services, asset disposition and auction solutions, and commercial lending services; B. Riley Capital Management, LLC, an SEC registered Investment Advisor, which includes B. Riley Asset Management, a provider of investment products to institutional and high net worth investors, and B. Riley Wealth Management (formally MK Capital Advisors), a multi-family office practice and wealth management firm focused on the needs of ultra-high net worth individuals and families; and Great American Capital Partners, a provider of senior secured loans and second lien secured loan facilities to middle-market public and private U.S. companies.

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