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Ziegler Hires Three New Senior Living Finance Investment Bankers - Tommy Brewer, Brandon Powell & Adam Garcia Join Firm in Richmond, VA Office

May 9, 2014

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 09, 2014

Ziegler, an investment bank and full service brokerage firm, announces the addition of Tommy Brewer, Brandon Powell and Adam Garcia (as managing director, director and vice president, respectively) to its investment banking team in senior living finance. Brewer, Powell and Garcia will reside in Ziegler's Richmond, Virginia office, which currently has both investment banking and wealth management personnel.

Tommy Brewer brings over 25 years of senior living and healthcare related experience to Ziegler, most recently at BB&T Capital Markets, where he served as a managing director in investment banking dedicated to the senior living and hospital sectors. Prior to joining BB&T Capital Markets, Mr. Brewer spent three years at UBS PaineWebber and two years at First Union Securities, Inc., in both cases serving as a banker to continuing care retirement communities and acute care hospitals. He also previously served as the chief financial officer for the non-acute care division of Bon Secours Richmond Health Systems. Mr. Brewer received his B.S. in accounting and business management from Guilford College.

"We are very excited about joining the Ziegler team. We believe that the underwriting and banking platform at Ziegler as well as their dedication to the senior living market, will provide great value to the clients and communities we serve," commented Mr. Brewer.

Mr. Brewer will be covering the Southeast states along with Tad Melton, Director and Mike Kelly, Managing Director in Ziegler's Senior Living Practice in Virginia and Florida. Mr. Kelly stated, "One cannot underestimate the powerful energy this trio brings to our senior living finance practice; having competed with Mr. Brewer, Mr. Powell and Mr. Garcia for years, we fully understand and appreciate the depth of their creative capabilities and the strength of their professional relationships throughout the senior living industry. We are all thrilled to have them as part of the Ziegler team."

Brandon Powell joins Ziegler with more than 17 years of experience working with senior living and healthcare providers as an investment banker, most recently at BB&T Capital Markets. Throughout his career, Mr. Powell successfully managed a wide range of complex economic, legal and credit transactions. Prior to joining BB&T, he spent seven years in similar roles at Wells Fargo Securities and UBS. Mr. Powell graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in economics and minor in government. He has also been a featured speaker at a variety of senior living conferences including LeadingAge and various state affiliates. Mr. Powell will be covering the Gulf Coast states along with Rich Scanlon, Managing Director in Ziegler's Senior Living Practice in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Adam Garcia joins Ziegler with over six years of healthcare experience with the primary responsibilities of executing senior living bond transactions, performing credit and quantitative analysis, debt structure evaluation, legal document review and preparation of marketing materials for clients. Prior to joining the healthcare finance group at BB&T Capital Markets, he worked in BB&T's corporate banking group where he was responsible for credit underwriting and relationship management. Mr. Garcia graduated from James Madison University with a B.B.A. in finance.

Ziegler is one of the nation's leading underwriters of financing for not-for-profit senior living providers. Ziegler offers creative, tailored solutions to its senior living clientele, including investment banking, financial risk management, merger and acquisition services, investment management, seed capital, FHA/HUD, capital and strategic planning as well as senior living research, education and communication.

Dan Hermann, Senior Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking at Ziegler, stated "Bringing Mr. Brewer, Mr. Powell and Mr. Garcia into the Ziegler fold is a significant leap forward for our senior living practice in the Southeast and Gulf Coast states, as they have a long track record of successfully capturing, structuring and executing complex transactions while establishing themselves as deeply trusted advisors among their clients. Their addition to the Ziegler team simply reinforces our ongoing commitment to remain the leading financial services and strategic advisory firm in the not-for-profit senior living sector."

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About Ziegler:

The Ziegler Companies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ZGCO) together with its affiliates (Ziegler) is a specialty investment bank with unique expertise in complex credit structures and advisory services. Nationally, Ziegler is ranked as one of the leading investment banking firms in its specialty sectors of healthcare, senior living, religion and education finance, as well as corporate finance and FHA/HUD. Headquartered in Chicago, IL with regional and branch offices throughout the U.S., Ziegler creates tailored financial solutions including bond financing, advisory, private placement, seed capital, M&A, risk and asset management. Ziegler serves institutional and individual investors through its wealth management and capital markets distribution channels.

Certain comments in this news release represent forward-looking statements made pursuant to the provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This client's experience may not be representative of the experience of other clients, nor is it indicative of future performance or success. The forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, in particular, the overall financial health of the securities industry, the strength of the healthcare sector of the U.S. economy and the municipal securities marketplace, the ability of the Company to underwrite and distribute securities, the market value of mutual fund portfolios and separate account portfolios advised by the Company, the volume of sales by its retail brokers, the outcome of pending litigation, and the ability to attract and retain qualified employees.

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