Investment Bank Westbury Hires Petroleum Expert; Forms Association with Triple Double, Prominent Energy Industry Investment Analysis Firm

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Westbury Group, a mid-market investment bank specialized in serving the financing needs of entrepreneurs, expands energy industry presence with John White and consultancy Triple Double, both Houston-based.

Rising energy sector demand for our M&A and fund-raising services convinced us to bring on board a proven, Houston- based pro, John White.

Westbury Group LLC, a mid-market investment bank, announced today that energy specialist John M. White has joined the firm as its thirteenth managing director and its first representative based in Houston, Texas.

Westbury also announced a relationship with Houston-based energy industry consultancy Triple Double Advisors, LLC headed by Arthur L. Smith. Westbury, a FINRA broker-dealer, provides mergers and acquisition (M&A) as well as fund-raising services for clients in transactions valued between $10 million to $250 million.

Ryan Kuhn, Westbury's partner responsible for the firm's Midwest and Southwest regions, stated "Energy sector demand for our services convinced us to establish a permanent presence in Houston. John White is an outstanding choice to represent us there. In addition, our new relationship with consultancy Triple Double Advisors LLC will deepen our energy expertise."

Mr. White has strong petroleum business experience. After earning a BBA in 1979 from the University of Oklahoma, he worked on acquisitions, divestitures, exploration and production projects mostly for BP. From 1996 to 2007, he was a securities analyst with John S. Herold, BMO Capital, Natixis, Bleichroeder and Braeswood Advisors. He will continue in his position as vice president of Triple Double Advisors. John is an active member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and Houston Producers' Forum. He is also a board member of the non-profit Santa Maria Hostel.

Energy consultancy Triple Double Advisors, LLC is comprised entirely of former John S. Herold, Inc. (now IHS Herold, Inc.) employees, and was founded by the former chairman and CEO of Herold, Arthur Smith, CFA. Triple Double is an investment adviser registered with the State of Texas.    

About Westbury
Westbury Group LLC provides superior transactional, financial and strategic advisory services for the owners of mid-market firms. The firm’s professionals average 20 years' experience across a range of industries, having closed over 150 M&A and fund-raising deals with a total value exceeding $3 billion. Westbury also generates valuations or fairness opinions, and consults with clients on value-enhancing strategies. For further information about Westbury's energy industry activities, contact Ryan Kuhn, partner, at 847/457-4766.

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