LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 20, 2011) - As part of Imperial Capital, LLC's ("Imperial") expansion in investment banking and capital markets, Imperial announced that Todd Fasanella has joined the Firm as a Managing Director located in the New York office. Mr. Fasanella will focus on investment banking for the Financial Services and Real Estate, Lodging and Leisure sectors. Mr. Fasanella will also expand Imperial's capabilities by pursuing structured and project financing transactions for the Firm's investment banking and institutional sales & trading clients.

Mr. Fasanella has over 15 years of commercial real estate, investment banking and asset finance experience during the years he worked at The Prudential Realty Group, Credit Suisse and Barclays Capital, where he most recently lead investment banking coverage for the vacation timeshare, lodging and real estate industries. His transactions have included structuring and executing asset backed securities, investment grade debt, high yield and equity offerings, leveraged loans, private placements and development loans as well as advising on mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and restructurings.

"I am excited to be working at Imperial Capital to deliver advice and the firm's unique middle market capital markets platform to clients in the industries that I will serve," said Mr. Fasanella.

"Todd's experiences advising financial institutions will significantly leverage the Firm's relationships and capabilities within financial services and his sector expertise in real estate, lodging and leisure will expand our investment banking coverage footprint in that sector," said John E. Mack III, Co-Head of Investment Banking and Head of M&A.

"We look forward to Todd's structured finance experience adding an important component to Imperial's capital markets platform for the benefit of our banking and sales & trading clients," added Christopher Shepard, Co-Head of Investment Banking and Head of Capital Markets.

About Imperial Capital, LLC

Imperial Capital, founded in 1997, is a full-service investment banking firm with offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Boston, and Chicago. The firm currently employs over 180 professionals and offers a wide range of proprietary products and services to institutional investors, middle market companies, and private equity firms. Imperial Capital provides institutional clients research and sales and trading of high yield and distressed debt securities, bank debt, convertible bonds, preferred stocks, and equities. The firm provides middle market companies and financial sponsors with capital markets, merger and acquisitions, capital structure, restructuring and recapitalization advisory services. More information about Imperial Capital can be found at www.imperialcapital.com.

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For more information regarding Imperial Capital, please contact:

Tigist Gessesse
(310) 246-3605