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Cary Street Partners Welcomes Brett Bond as Investment Banking Managing Director in Charlotte

Cary Street Partners Welcomes Brett Bond as Investment Banking Managing Director in Charlotte, North Carolina Office

Bond will Serve Niche Manufacturing and Specialty Distribution Businesses

CHARLOTTE, NC and RICHMOND, VA (March 7, 2012) – Cary Street Partners, a Southeastern-based investment banking and wealth management firm, today announced the hiring of Brett N. Bond as a Managing Director in the firm’s investment banking division. Mr. Bond will join Cary Street Partners’ existing wealth management professionals in Charlotte. His practice will focus on serving middle market industrial businesses, with a particular emphasis on niche manufacturing and specialty distribution.

“Cary Street Partners is excited to welcome Brett to our Charlotte office,” said Chairman, Mark Gambill. “Brett’s experience serving manufacturing and distribution industry clients will be a tremendous asset to our investment banking team’s Industrials group. We see significant demand for first-class, middle market advisory services in the Carolinas, and this presence in Charlotte will allow us to target that market more directly.”

Mr. Bond will work closely with Managing Directors Joe Brower and David Duke to provide mergers and acquisitions, private placement and strategic advisory services to the Industrials segment. The Industrials group will also collaborate with the firm’s Energy & Commodities investment banking group to serve energy services and energy equipment businesses.

Mr. Bond has nearly 25 years of experience in investment banking and corporate finance. Before joining Cary Street Partners, Mr. Bond was a Managing Director of Triarch Partners, LP, a boutique investment bank and broker-dealer, which he co-founded in 2003. He was previously a Director at Wachovia (formerly First Union Securities and Bowles Hollowell Conner), where he was a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Group focused on industrials and a founding member of the bank’s Fairness Opinion Committee.