LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Union Gaming, the world’s only boutique investment bank dedicated exclusively to the casino industry, has hired Chris Jones as Managing Director and Head of Equity Research in North America. Mr. Jones joins Union Gaming from Telsey Advisory Group where he was a Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering gaming, lodging and leisure. Also enlisted from Telsey is John DeCree as an Analyst who has worked alongside Mr. Jones for the past several years. They will be joined by Steven Maniago who has a sell-side bulge bracket history, and most recently worked as Director of Business Development & Finance for the Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development.
“Chris is a seasoned analyst possessing deep technical skills, fundamental insights, and extensive corporate relationships,” said Bill Lerner, Co-Founder of Union Gaming. “He delivers the type of research product, actionable ideas, and unique industry perspective that we are thrilled to be adding to the global platform.”
Mr. Jones and Mr. DeCree will be based in New York and Mr. Maniago in Las Vegas. They will work in concert with the equity research team in Macau, SAR China led by Global Head, Grant Govertsen, making up one of the most formidable equity research teams on the Street. “We couldn’t be more excited about adding Chris, John and Steven to the platform,” Govertsen said. “We seek to collaborate globally, and uniquely deliver to our clients, one, unified message.”
About Union Gaming Group
Union Gaming Group is a portfolio of companies focused exclusively on the global gaming industry. The companies specialize in equity research, sales and trading, investment banking, and gaming-related market and economic analyses. Union Gaming Advisors focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private placements, equity and debt offerings, and strategic advisory. Union Gaming Research has historically covered the largest universe of gaming equities among its competitive set, uniquely based in Las Vegas, New York, Hong Kong and Macau. Through its Union Gaming Analytics subsidiary, the company conducts gaming studies, feasibility and various market analyses for corporate and government entities.