Imperial Capital Promotes Nicole Fry to MD

Imperial Capital has promoted Nicole Fry to managing director in its investment banking group, the firm said. Fry is based in Los Angeles, and focuses on the consumer sector, including restaurants and food and beverage companies. Investment banking firm Imperial Capital was formed in 1997 and has offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Boston and Houston.

Imperial Capital, LLC announced today the promotion of Nicole Fry to Managing Director within its investment banking group. Nicole is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office, where she specializes in the Consumer sector, including coverage of restaurants and food and beverage companies. Prior to joining Imperial Capital, Nicole was in the Middle Market Investment Banking Group at Banc of America Securities where she was involved in debt and equity underwriting, syndicated financing and mergers and acquisitions advisory services for the firm’s middle market clients. Prior to Banc of America, Nicole managed the corporate development activities for, an online retailer of cooking-related products. Nicole has also worked in the Investment Banking Divisions at Bear, Stearns & Co. and Smith Barney Inc.

Nicole received her B.A. in Economics and M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and a graduate diploma in Economics from the London School of Economics.

About Imperial Capital, LLC
Imperial Capital, founded in 1997, is a full-service investment banking firm with offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Boston and Houston. The firm currently employs over 170 professionals and offers a wide range of proprietary products and services to institutional investors, middle market companies, and private equity firms. Imperial Capital provides institutional clients research and sales and trading of high yield and distressed debt securities, bank debt, convertible bonds, preferred stocks, and equities. The firm provides middle market companies and financial sponsors with capital markets, merger and acquisitions, capital structure, restructuring and recapitalization advisory services. More information about Imperial Capital can be found at