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D.A. Davidson names Cummings as MD

Investment banking firm D.A. Davidson & Co has appointed Bryan Cummings as managing director and head of private equity coverage. Cummings’ previous work experience includes senior level roles at RBC Capital Markets and an unnamed information services firm.


Costa Mesa, Calif. – March 17, 2015 – D.A. Davidson & Co., a full-service national investment banking firm, today announced that it has hired Bryan Cummings to join its growing investment banking group. Cummings serves as managing director, head of private equity coverage, and works from the firm’s Costa Mesa and Chicago offices. He will be responsible for expanding the firm’s existing private equity relationships.

“With his experience and successful track record in the private equity community, Bryan is a strong addition to our middle market M&A platform,” said Rory McKinney, co-head of investment banking at D.A. Davidson. “His knowledge, leadership and long-term relationships are truly exceptional and will help continue to provide our clients with the high caliber of service that D.A. Davidson is known for.”

Cummings steps into the position of private equity lead at D.A. Davidson with more than 15 years of experience across investment banking and corporate finance. He founded and led the US middle market sponsor coverage effort at RBC Capital Markets before his most recent role as lead architect of corporate development at a global information services firm. Cummings also brings extensive advisory and capital markets experience in the technology, diversified industrial and aerospace / defense industries, with tenures at J.P. Morgan, Bear Stearns and UBS. Before beginning his advisory career he served as a US Army combat arms officer in the US and overseas. Cummings holds an AB in Politics and Near East Studies from Princeton University and a Master in Public Policy with a concentration in negotiation from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Cummings joins a growing investment banking team at D.A. Davidson. Currently celebrating its 80th year in business, the firm is one of the largest full-service investment banks serving the middle market.

About D.A. Davidson & Co.
D.A. Davidson & Co. is a full-service investment firm with operations across the country. D.A. Davidson’s Equity Capital Markets Group provides a full suite of investment banking, institutional sales, trading, research and corporate services. D.A. Davidson’s investment banking team provides merger and acquisition services, strategic advisory, and access to public and private capital markets. In addition, the firm’s industry-driven research teams offer award-winning research and are supported by a dedicated group of sales and trading professionals. The Equity Capital Markets Group is based in Portland, Ore., and operates from offices in Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Great Falls, Mont.; Minneapolis; New York; Orange County, Calif.; Salt Lake City; and Seattle.

D.A. Davidson & Co. is one of four firms within D.A. Davidson Companies, an employee-owned financial services holding company.