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The Alberleen Group Adds Graham Conran and Jay Linde of TAG Asia Partners, LLC

May 5, 2014

Investment Banking “Incubator” Expands Business to Asia

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Alberleen Group, an investing banking firm offering seasoned investment bankers the financial and operational support to start and grow their own businesses, today announced the addition of newly-formed independent advisory firm TAG Asia Partners, LLC. Co-founded and led by Managing Directors Graham Conran and Jay Linde, TAG Asia Partners works with middle-market companies in the U.S. and Asia seeking access to global markets and international growth opportunities. The Alberleen Group’s affiliation with TAG Asia Partners will allow the firm to further build out its entrepreneurial community of specialized investment bankers.

“We are pleased that TAG Asia Partners has joined our growing platform of investment banking teams,” said Jolyne Caruso, CEO of The Alberleen Group. “TAG Asia has carved out a strategic niche in the Asian investment banking market and further expands Alberleen’s global reach, which includes Latin America. We are excited about partnering with TAG Asia Partners and supporting the growth of its business.”

TAG Asia Partners’ directors have a proven track record—formerly holding leadership positions at institutions including J.P. Morgan, Nomura Securities, Bank of America and Burnham Securities. Each has the experience and relationships necessary to better serve clients seeking growth capital and advice on cross border M&A transactions. While at Burnham Securities, Jay Linde and the team served as the lead manager on the August 2013 IPO for China Commercial Credit. “At the time, only one other China IPO had successfully launched in the US and China Commercial Credit is widely acknowledged for re-opening the China IPO market in the U.S.,” said Jay Linde.

“Our decision to partner with The Alberleen Group was driven by a shared vision to connect global-minded middle- market companies with a level of advice, execution capabilities and opportunities not often found within boutique investment banking platforms,” said Graham Conran, “Furthermore, we are able to partner with other Alberleen banking teams to deliver industry-specific expertise that greatly enhances our capability to better serve our clients’ needs.”

For more information about TAG Asia Partners and its service offerings, please visit

About The Alberleen Group

The Alberleen Group, headquartered in New York, is an investment bank and merchant banking firm offering seasoned investment bankers start-up capital and operational support to start and grow their own businesses. Through its merchant banking capabilities, Alberleen co-invests in its bankers’ transactions and works with families and institutions who seek direct investments.

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