JMP Securities taps Navar as MD for investment banking unit

JMP Securities has named Ezequiel Navar as a managing director in its investment banking division. Previously, Navar was a managing director and head of healthcare information technology and services at H2C Securities.

PRESS RELEASE

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–JMP Group LLC (NYSE: JMP), an investment banking and alternative asset management firm, announced today that Ezequiel Navar has joined JMP Securities as a managing director in its investment banking division. Based in the firm’s San Francisco office, Mr. Navar will expand JMP Securities’ investment banking efforts in the healthcare information technology sector.

“Zeke is a seasoned banker with M&A expertise as well as extensive capital raising experience who will be able to leverage JMP’s diversified platform right away,” said Carter Mack, president of JMP Group. “His addition broadens our highly accomplished healthcare investment banking franchise, augmenting our existing life sciences and healthcare services practices with a new resource for growth companies in the healthcare IT space.”

Prior to joining JMP Securities, Mr. Navar was a managing director and head of healthcare information technology and services at H2C Securities, executing M&A, equity and debt transactions. He previously served as a director and head of healthcare information technology and services at GCA Savvian Advisors and as a principal and co-head of healthcare information technology at Covington Associates, focusing on mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Navar has also held investment banking roles at Broadview International and Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown. He began his career as a project engineer at General Electric Corporation. Mr. Navar holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland.

About JMP Group
JMP Group LLC is a diversified capital markets firm that provides investment banking, equity research, and sales and trading services to corporate and institutional clients as well as alternative asset management products and services to institutional and high-net-worth investors. JMP Group conducts its investment banking and research, sales and trading activities through JMP Securities; its hedge fund, venture and private capital, and credit management activities through Harvest Capital Strategies, JMP Asset Management and JMP Credit Advisors; and the management of Harvest Capital Credit Corporation (NASDAQ: HCAP), a business development company, through HCAP Advisors. For more information, visit www.jmpg.com.