Ladenburg Thalmann Appoints Lionel Leventhal as Managing Director, Investment Banking

NEW YORK--()--Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. ("Ladenburg"), a subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE MKT: LTS, LTS PrA), announced today that Lionel Leventhal has been appointed as Managing Director, Investment Banking at Ladenburg. Mr. Leventhal will focus primarily on royalty monetizations and revenue interest financings in the healthcare and life sciences sectors. He will be based in Ladenburg’s New York office.

David Rosenberg, Co-President and Chief Executive Officer of Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., said, “We are thrilled to welcome Lionel to Ladenburg. Lionel is a seasoned veteran with more than two decades of experience, and brings a wealth of knowledge regarding royalty and revenue interest and other debt financing instruments. His insights will serve our clients well, and we’re pleased to add another outstanding banker to bolster our pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and diagnostics practice areas.”

Mr. Leventhal said, “I look forward to joining the talented team at Ladenburg and leveraging my experience for the benefit of the firm’s valued investment banking clients.”

Mr. Leventhal joins Ladenburg from Royalty/Revenue Interest Capital Advisors, a New York-based boutique advisory firm and merchant bank he founded that focuses on non-dilutive revenue interest and royalty financing. Previously, Mr. Leventhal served as a Managing Director and Head of Royalty and Revenue Interest Financing at Houlihan Lokey. Prior to joining Houlihan Lokey, Mr. Leventhal spent 14 years at Paul Capital, where he was a General Partner and co-founder of Paul Capital Healthcare, the first private equity platform focused on royalty/revenue interest financing and other structured debt financings for healthcare companies. Prior to that, Mr. Leventhal held roles at Golub Capital, Bain & Co. and First Boston Corp.

Mr. Leventhal received an A.B. in Economics magna cum laude from Harvard College and an MBA with honors and distinction from Harvard Business School.

Ladenburg also announced that Kyle Mathews, also previously from Royalty/Revenue Interest Capital Advisors, has joined Ladenburg as Associate. Mr. Mathews will be based in Ladenburg’s New York office.

About Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc.

Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. has been a member of the New York Stock Exchange for over 135 years and offers a full suite of investment banking and capital markets products and services, including proprietary equity research and a fixed-income trading desk.

About Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc.

Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE American: LTS, LTS PrA) is a publicly-traded diversified financial services company based in Miami, Florida. Ladenburg's subsidiaries include industry-leading independent broker-dealer firms Securities America, Inc., Triad Advisors, Inc., Securities Service Network, Inc., Investacorp, Inc. and KMS Financial Services, Inc., as well as Premier Trust, Inc., Ladenburg Thalmann Asset Management Inc., Highland Capital Brokerage, Inc., a leading independent life insurance brokerage company, Ladenburg Thalmann Annuity Insurance Services LLC, a full-service annuity processing and marketing company, and Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. The company is committed to investing in the growth of its subsidiaries while respecting and maintaining their individual business identities, cultures, and leadership. For more information, please visit www.ladenburg.com.

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Sard Verbinnen & Co
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212-687-8080

Contacts

Sard Verbinnen & Co
Jared Levy/Emily Claffey/Benjamin Spicehandler
212-687-8080