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KeyBanc Capital Markets hires Griffin as MD

KeyBanc Capital Markets, the corporate and investment banking arm of Cleveland-based KeyCorp, has named Paul Griffin as a managing director for its financial sponsors investment banking group. Previously, Griffin worked at BMO Capital Markets where he served as a managing director in the technology investment banking group and head of software investment and corporate banking.


CLEVELAND (May 11, 2015) – KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., the corporate and investment banking arm of Cleveland-based KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY), announced today that Paul Griffin has joined the bank as a Managing Director in its Financial Sponsors Investment Banking Group. In his new role, Paul will be responsible for managing relationships and originating capital markets, leveraged finance and M&A advisory engagements with technology-focused private equity and venture capital firms. He will be based in Boston and report to Andrew Vollmer, Managing Director and Head of the Financial Sponsors, Consumer & Retail and Mergers & Acquisitions Groups at KeyBanc Capital Markets.

Paul brings nearly 20 years of investment banking experience in the technology, software and ecommerce sectors, serving as a senior-level advisor to boards of directors, executive management teams, private equity firms and venture capital investors.

Prior to joining KeyBanc Capital Markets, Paul was a Managing Director in the Technology Investment Banking Group and Head of Software Investment & Corporate Banking at BMO Capital Markets. There, he was tasked with starting and building the Software Investment & Corporate Banking Group, with a focus on mid-cap and growth-equity technology companies.

Previously, Paul was a Managing Director in the Technology Investment Banking Group and Head of Software Investment Banking at Cowen and Company, LLC, where he led the firm’s origination activities in the enterprise software sector and was responsible for client relationship management and new business development.

“Paul is an accomplished technology and software banker with extensive sponsor relationships and broad experience across all products, including leveraged finance, equity and debt capital markets and M&A advisory,” said Vollmer. “In combination with our new technology specialists at Pacific Crest Securities, Paul will help expand our activities with private equity and venture capital firms looking to invest in companies across the software, internet & digital media and communication sectors.”
Paul earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Boston College and Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Columbia Business School. He holds both Series 7 & 63 License Designations.

About KeyBanc Capital Markets
KeyBanc Capital Markets provides deep industry expertise and capital markets and advisory solutions to companies in targeted verticals which include Consumer & Retail, Healthcare, Industrial, Oil & Gas, Real Estate, Utilities, Power & Renewables, Diversified Industries, and Technology, through Pacific Crest Securities. With nearly 750 professionals across a national platform, the firm has more than $25 billion of capital committed to clients. Our award winning Equity Research team provides coverage on more than 775 companies. KeyBanc Capital Markets and Pacific Crest Securities are trade names under which corporate and investment banking products and services of KeyCorp and its subsidiaries, KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc., Member NYSE/FINRA/SIPC, and KeyBank National Association (“KeyBank N.A.”) are marketed. Securities products and services are offered by KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. and its licensed securities representatives, who may also be employees of KeyBank N.A. Banking products and services, are offered by KeyBank N.A.

About KeyCorp
KeyCorp was organized more than 160 years ago and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. One of the nation’s largest bank-based financial services companies, Key had assets of approximately $94.2 billion at March 31, 2014.

Key provides deposit, lending, cash management and investment services to individuals and small and mid-sized businesses in 12 states under the name KeyBank National Association. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. For more information, visit KeyBank is Member FDIC.