LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 26, 2016) - Imperial Capital Group, LLC ("Imperial Capital"), announced a number of senior hires in its continued High Yield & Distressed Credit Sales expansion designed to drive the franchise's credit sales & trading capabilities to institutional investors in the US and the EEA. Eric Ohayon joins Imperial Capital (International) LLP ("Imperial UK") in London and Thomas Crystal joins Imperial Capital in New York.

"We are pleased to hire these seasoned professionals who bring both quality credit sales experience and excellent relationships to Imperial," said Tom Corcoran, President of Imperial Capital, LLC. "The addition of Tom Crystal and Eric Ohayon affirms Imperial Capital's commitment to expanding our existing credit sales & trading franchise to further serve the European and US institutional investor community."

Thomas Crystal joins Imperial Capital as a Managing Director with over 25 years of experience in Credit Sales & Trading. Prior to joining Imperial Capital, Mr. Crystal was the US Head of High Yield Credit Sales at HSBC Securities. Previously, he was a Managing Director on the High Yield Sales Desk at RBS Securities Inc. Formerly, Mr. Crystal was an Executive Director in High Yield Sales at Morgan Stanley. He earned a BA from Davidson College in North Carolina.

Eric Ohayon joins Imperial UK as a Managing Director with more than 18 years of experience in Credit Sales. Prior to joining Imperial, he was a Managing Director in the High Yield Credit Sales Group at Nomura. Previously, he spent 15 years in the Credit Sales Group at Morgan Stanley where he became Co-Head of European Credit Sales in 2010. Mr. Ohayon graduated from ESSEC Business School in Paris.

About Imperial Capital, LLC
Imperial Capital is a full-service investment bank offering a uniquely integrated platform of comprehensive services to institutional investors and middle market companies. We offer sophisticated sales and trading services to institutional investors and a wide range of investment banking advisory, capital markets and restructuring services to middle market corporate clients. Paired with our proprietary research and sales & trading desk analysis, we provide investment analysis across an issuer's capital structure, including bank loans, debt securities, the hybrid/bank capital marketplace (through our ELP Framework), post-reorganization equities, special situations claims and listed and unlisted equities. Our comprehensive and integrated service platform, expertise across the global capital structure, and deep industry sector knowledge enable us to provide clients with research driven ideas, superior advisory services, and trade execution. We are quick to identify opportunities under any market conditions and we have a proven track record of offering creative, proprietary solutions to our clients. Imperial Capital has three principal businesses: Investment Banking, Institutional Sales & Trading and Institutional Research. More information about Imperial Capital can be found at www.imperialcapital.com.

About Imperial Capital (International), LLP
Imperial Capital International, founded in 2011, is an affiliate of Imperial Capital, LLC with an office in central London. Complementing Imperial Capital's existing fixed income sales and trading franchise, Imperial Capital International expanded the Imperial Capital franchise into the EEA. The company focuses on selling the entire credit spectrum and capital structure to its European institutional clients.

Contact Information:

For more information regarding Imperial Capital, LLC, founded in 1997, please contact:

Mark Martis
(310) 246-3674

For more information regarding Imperial Capital (International), LLP, please contact:

Brian Robertson
44 (0) 207 650 5401