Quarton International Expands Debt Capital Raise Platform, Names Ryan Deegan Partner and Head of Debt Advisory Group in North America

June 19, 2017

Birmingham, Michigan, June 19, 2017 – Quarton International, a premier international middle market investment banking firm serving privately held and publicly traded companies as well as private equity  firms, announced today that Ryan Deegan has joined the firm as a Partner and head of the North American Debt Advisory Group.

Andre Augier, Partner, Chairman and CEO of North America said, “We are extremely excited to expand our domestic debt advisory capabilities and very pleased to bring Ryan to the Quarton team to lead this initiative.  His depth of capital markets knowledge and impressive track record of raising debt capital to support both private equity-backed and corporate transactions make him a great addition to the firm.”

Rob Parker, Partner, President of North America added, “By expanding our debt advisory capabilities in North America, we are now able to offer a service dedicated to driving optimal terms and structures from the domestic debt markets, while enhancing the certainty of execution for our clients during the financing process.  Also, by offering debt advisory expertise across both the North American and European markets we are able to add significant value and execution certainty for clients seeking to raise debt capital to support complex cross-border transactions.”

Ryan Deegan, commented on his new role at Quarton, “Given the culture, notoriety and reputation for best-in-class execution that the Quarton platform carries with it, I could not be more excited to help the firm drive its expansion of the Debt Advisory Group.  As there is such a natural fit for this practice within the greater platform, I anticipate that the firm’s clients will realize immediate value from the thoughtful approach that comes with the luxury of possessing a full arsenal of advisory services.”

About Quarton’s Debt Advisory Group

With dedicated investment banking and leveraged finance professionals spanning both North American and European markets, the members of Quarton’s Debt Advisory Group have an exemplary track record of delivering “top-of-market” financing solutions for their clients with an exceptional degree of certainty.  Possessing a deep capital markets expertise and access to well over 400 debt providers around the world, the group is adept at designing, structuring and raising compelling debt capital facilities supporting both private equity-backed and corporate clients with financing needs of $25 million to $250 million.  Through this proficiency and a bespoke hands-on execution approach to each debt capital raise assignment, the Debt Advisory Group functions as a fully-outsourced capital markets desk for its clients saving valuable time and resources while driving optimal outcomes in the market.

About Ryan Deegan

Mr. Deegan has developed his debt capital markets expertise over a career that has spanned the investment grade, institutional, middle and lower middle market segments. His background is comprised of experience in investment banking, leveraged finance and commercial banking during which he has originated, advised upon and executed over $24.5 billion of debt and equity transactions for his clients.  Prior to joining Quarton, Mr. Deegan led the private equity focused debt advisory practice for a specialized investment banking affiliate of middle market lender Monroe Capital.  Prior to his time with Monroe, Mr. Deegan led the Midwest business development function for RBS Citizens Business Capital originating and structuring senior debt investments supporting private equity and corporate clients.  He also possesses significant advisory execution and underwriting experience from previous roles with Lincoln International’s debt advisory vertical and GE Capital’s legacy leveraged finance platform.  Mr. Deegan holds an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business, a Bachelor of Administration degree in finance from Michigan State University and FINRA Series 63 and 79 securities registrations.

Mr. Deegan may be reached at: rdeegan@quartoninternational.com

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