Adamiyatt, Dykeman and Greco Join Sagent Advisors to Launch FIG Group

Sagent Advisors said Thursday that it has launched a financial institutions group. Simon Adamiyatt, Steven Dykeman and Francis Greco have joined Sagent and will lead the FIG group. The three execs, all MDs, will be based in New York.

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Sagent Advisors Inc. announced today it has expanded its franchise with the launch of a Financial Institutions Group.  The group will be led by three Managing Directors — Simon K. Adamiyatt, Steven Dykeman and Francis Greco — who have worked together for over fifteen years and will be based in New York.  The group is complemented by recent Sagent addition, Matthew Epstein, who leads the firm’s financial technology sector.

“We are pleased to have a team of such caliber joining us as we expand our capabilities into the financial institutions sector,” said Hal Ritch, Sagent Advisors’ Chief Executive Officer. “The addition of Simon, Steve and Francis further enhances our capabilities of providing clients with trusted strategic advice across a range of multiple sectors and industries.”

Mr. Adamiyatt’s investment banking career has been marked by senior positions at several firms.  He has been the Co-Head of FIG M&A at Lehman Brothers, Head of FIG in the Americans at UBS, Head of FIG at Bear Stearns and Vice Chairman of Investment Banking at Cowen and Company.  He has over 20 years of experience providing strategic financial advice to domestic and international financial institutions and government enterprises.  During his career he has executed business combinations, divestitures, restructurings, principal investments and capital raisings of approximately $250 billion in transaction value.

Mr. Dykeman possesses 20+ years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, strategic planning and corporate taxation.  He joins Sagent from Industry Capital, a private equity firm in San Francisco, where he served as Partner. He also has held senior positions in the financial institutions groups at Lehman Brothers, UBS and Bear Stearns.

Mr. Greco has over 15 years of experience providing financial and strategic advice to clients within the financial services, focusing primary on commercial banks and specialty finance companies.  During his career, he has been a member of the financial institutions practices at Lehman Brothers, UBS and Credit Suisse.

ABOUT SAGENT ADVISORS INC.

Sagent Advisors is an independent, privately-owned investment bank that provides financial advisory and capital raising solutions to clients in connection with mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and other strategic financial transactions. Having completed over 100 transactions for its clients with an aggregate value of approximately $50 billion, the firm provides broad industry and product sector expertise to its clients through its offices in the U.S. in New York, Charlotte, Chicago and San Francisco, and globally through its alliance with Daiwa Securities Capital Markets in Asia and DC Advisory Partners in Europe.  Sagent Advisors offers a unique combination of powerful global relationship networks, strong industry and execution expertise, and senior attention on every client transaction.