Bruderman Brothers Continues Expansion of its Investment Banking Business, Hires Aalap B. Merchant as Managing Director

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Bruderman Brothers names Aalap B. Merchant, seasoned corporate finance professional, as Managing Director

I'm extremely excited to welcome Aalap and strongly believe that his experience and dedicated focus will complement our Firm's strategy and allow us to deliver the full capabilities of our firm to our clients.

Bruderman Brothers, the Investment Banking division of Bruderman & Co, is pleased to announce that Aalap B. Merchant has joined the firm as Managing Director in the firm’s New York City office.

Mr. Merchant was most recently the Head of FinTech coverage at Nomura Securities International where he provided a full spectrum of strategic advisory services to his clients. Mr. Merchant joined Nomura in 2010 to help establish the Specialty Finance practice in the Americas before transitioning over to build the FinTech practice. Prior to Nomura, Mr. Merchant was at J.P.Morgan Securities where he covered multiple sub-sectors across Financial Services.

Mr. Merchant brings with him a wide range of experience involving corporate finance advisory, financial consulting, sales and trading and financial operations. Across his career, Mr. Merchant has advised on a multitude of strategic and financing transactions, ranging from $60 million to $10+ billion in size, with total transaction value in excess of $100 billion.

“I'm extremely excited to welcome Aalap and strongly believe that his experience and dedicated focus will complement our Firm's strategy and allow us to deliver the full capabilities of our firm to our clients." said Matthew J. Bruderman, Chairman of Bruderman Brothers.

Andrew Klein, Head of Investment Banking added “Aalap’s experience and skill-set allows our firm to go deeper and to expand sector coverage into several additional high-impact middle-market industries while providing best in class client service.”

At Bruderman, Mr. Merchant will be responsible for originating, structuring and executing Investment Banking transactions across multiple industries while working cross-functionally with the firm’s Wealth Management and Merchant Banking divisions. This hire allows Bruderman Brothers to add depth to their current expertise and to expand sector coverage into several additional high-impact middle-market industries.

Mr. Merchant earned an MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and currently holds Series 79 and 63 licenses.

About Bruderman Brothers

Bruderman Brothers LLC is a registered broker dealer and is a division of Bruderman & Co, which also owns Bruderman Asset Management, a registered investment advisor which provides family office and investment management services. Bruderman Brothers provides advisory and investment banking services to a diverse array of clients, including: buy and sell-side advisory, equity sponsor advisory and financing, financial restructuring, and capital raising. With expertise in a broad range of industries including business services, retail, apparel, consumer goods, healthcare, financial services, logistics, and distribution, the firm plans to drive further growth in key areas with additional strategic hires over the coming months.

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