Christopher Marlowe Joins Silverfern

Christopher Marlowe has joined The Silverfern Group as a member of its senior merchant banking team. He previously was head of West Coast financial sponsors for Wachovia.

PRESS RELEASE

The Silverfern Group, Inc. announced today that it has continued the expansion of its senior merchant banking team with the addition of Christopher Marlowe, the former Head of the West Coast Financial Sponsors Practice at Wachovia Securities.

In bringing over 10 years of Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity experience to the Silverfern team, Christopher has completed over $30 billion in private equity-backed transactions and has been responsible for advising private equity clients on financings, acquisitions, and exits in both the public and private markets. His experience spans a number of industries, with specific industry expertise in Technology, Consumer, Retail, General Industrial and Healthcare.

Prior to joining Silverfern, Christopher was responsible for advising on and raising financing to support leveraged buy-outs and recapitalizations, advising private equity-backed companies through the IPO process and providing private equity firms with Mergers & Acquisitions advice at Wachovia Securities. Christopher was a member of the initial team responsible for opening the Wachovia Securities office on the West Coast in 2001.

Based in San Francisco, Christopher leads Silverfern’s West Coast Private Equity Coverage effort, which includes coverage of private equity firms located in California, the Pacific Northwest and Chicago.

Silverfern Chairman & CEO Clive Holmes said, “We are delighted to upgrade our West Coast Client coverage effort so substantially with the addition of Christopher to our San Francisco office. At a time when other banks are cutting or reducing Sponsor coverage, Christopher joins a growing team of over 15 Silverfern Managing Directors focused intensely on the Private Equity community – a unique value proposition as our Clients increasingly seek proprietary deal origination and co-investment equity capital.”

About The Silverfern Group, Inc.

The Silverfern Group, Inc. (Silverfern) is an independently owned Merchant Bank specializing in originating and structuring proprietary (non-auction) buy-side Mergers & Acquisitions opportunities, Private Equity Fundraising, and through its affiliates Silverfern Co-Investment Partners and Silverfern Debt Advisors in making private equity co-investments and debt investments with relationship private equity firms worldwide. Silverfern’s senior merchant bankers deliver a compelling competitive advantage to its Clients – combining exclusive access to robust proprietary deal flow and leading managers with the highest levels of Wall Street advice, analytical support and negotiating deal experience. The Silverfern Group, Inc. is a U.S. Broker-Dealer. Member FINRA.

Additional information is available at http://www.silfern.com