BTIG Expands Investment Banking Unit with Head of Specialty Finance Daniel Blood
New York – June 2, 2020 – BTIG announced today that Daniel Blood has joined the firm’s Investment Banking unit as the Head of Specialty Finance. In the last three years, BTIG has significantly expanded Investment Banking, adding to its existing corporate finance teams in San Francisco, New York, Chicago and Boston.
Mr. Blood joins BTIG Investment Banking as a Managing Director in New York, where he will lead the Specialty Finance effort. Prior to BTIG, he was the Group Head of Real Estate and the Head of the New York office at FBR, where he spent ten years. Mr. Blood also served at Bear Stearns for 18 years, where he held a variety of capital markets and investment banking roles. He began his career at Chemical Bank, where he was a Lending and Relationship Banker in the Chicago Office for five years. Mr. Blood earned a BA in economics from Davidson College and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
“As an innovative dealmaker, Dan will be a strong addition to our team. His industry knowledge will be invaluable as we help corporate clients structure and execute complex transactions,” noted Matt Clark, Chief Operating Officer of BTIG Investment Banking.
BTIG Investment Banking has completed more than 400 transactions since January 2015, and continues to see its list of corporate clients and partners grow year after year. “We are pleased to welcome Dan to BTIG,” said Scott Kovalik, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of BTIG. “He has a proven track record and brings with him several key relationships. We plan on building a Specialty Finance team around Dan while we continue to hire in all of our banking sectors.”
BTIG Investment Banking’s expertise spans the consumer, energy, financials, healthcare, real estate, shipping, and technology, media and telecommunications sectors. The firm’s banking products include mergers and acquisitions, capital markets advisory, IPOs, follow-on offerings, ATMs, SPACs, private placements, convertibles, debt and corporate buybacks. Clients benefit from actionable market intelligence, and BTIG’s comprehensive understanding of financial dynamics. Aftermarket services include trading, corporate access, as well as proprietary research and strategy products.
BTIG is a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading, investment banking, research and related brokerage services. With an extensive global footprint and more than 600 employees, BTIG, LLC and its affiliates operate out of 18 cities throughout the U.S., and in Europe, Asia and Australia. BTIG offers execution, expertise and insights for equities, equity derivatives, ETFs and fixed income, currency and commodities (futures, commodities, foreign exchange, interest rates, credit, and convertible and preferred securities). The firm’s core capabilities include global execution, portfolio, electronic and outsource trading, transition management, investment banking, prime brokerage, capital introduction, corporate access, research and strategy, commission management and more.
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