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Sikich Investment Banking boosts capital markets team with a hire

Sikich Investment Banking has hired Ryan Hampton as a director on its capital markets team. Previously, Hampton worked at Clark Dodge & Company/Advanced Equities where he served as vice president of investment banking. He is also a former vice president at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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Chicago, Ill. — Oct. 15, 2014 — Sikich Investment Banking recently named Ryan Hampton as a director on its capital markets team. Previously, Hampton served as a vice president of investment banking at Clark Dodge & Company/Advanced Equities and as a vice president at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he raised capital for early-stage through publicly traded companies and completed numerous mergers and acquisitions.

Hampton has more than 14 years of experience in banking and advisory services with specific expertise in raising capital for emerging growth companies across various industries. He focuses on private equity financing, senior and subordinated debt financing and buy-side and sell-side mergers and acquisitions. In his new role, Hampton will leverage his extensive relationships with both financial sponsors and strategic management teams and secure growth capital for companies looking to expand their operations.

“As our capital markets team grows, we seek talented and creative individuals who have the advisory and operational experience necessary to deliver top-quality service to a variety of businesses that each face unique challenges and opportunities,” said Christopher Geier, the partner-in-charge of Sikich Investment Banking. “Ryan exemplifies these qualities, and he brings relationships and experience to Sikich that will enable us to provide our clients with greater insight and expert counsel across multiple areas moving forward.”

Hampton is registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) as a Series 7 General Securities Representative and a Series 79 Investment Banking Representative.

Hampton, 37, holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Oregon and a MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.