June 8, 2022
Raymond James Adds Principal Banker to Growing Financial Sponsor Investment Banking Practice
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Raymond James has hired veteran finance professional Brian Murchie as managing director of the company’s Financial Sponsors Investment Banking practice. Murchie will further develop Raymond James’ relationships with private equity (PE) firms located primarily on the West Coast and in the South and will leverage the industry insight, execution expertise and longstanding dedication of Raymond James in the middle market.
Having been on both sides of the deal table over his 13 year career, Murchie has strong connections and a successful track record of sourcing deals and investment opportunities while delivering strong personalized results. He will network wider and deeper with the PE community to ensure that all aspects of Raymond James’ expertise and capabilities are leveraged to deliver innovative ideas and quality execution across a wide range of transactions for PE customers.
“Brian is a talented professional known for his commitment to hard work and delivering results for clients,” said David Clark, Group Head of Financial Sponsors. “Our goal is for Raymond James to be a leading advisor to middle market private equity firms in North America and Europe. all members of the financial sponsor team and the addition of Brian positions us for continued growth in the private equity community.”
Murchie joins Raymond James from Stifel’s Financial Sponsors practice. Previously, he served as Vice President at Platinum Equity for seven years and was responsible for originating deals and managing strategic relationships with corporate vendors and investment banks. Other previous experience includes roles at Grant Thornton, FTI Consulting and a boutique investment bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Michigan State University.
“The financial sponsor practice at Raymond James is focused on providing private equity firms with compelling ideas, investment opportunities and creative solutions, as well as high-level attention to every transaction,” Murchie said. “There are a lot of opportunities in today’s market, and I’m looking forward to introducing my network to the Raymond James platform.”
About Raymond James Investment Bank
Raymond James Investment Banking offers highly regarded capital formation and financial advisory services. Since 2017, we have helped raise more than $310 billion in capital for our corporate clients and completed more than 1,010 advisory engagements, including more than 835 M&A buy-side or sell-side engagements. Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member of the New York Stock Exchange/SIPC.
About Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE: RJF) is a leading diversified financial services company providing services to private client groups, capital markets, asset management, banking and other retail services. , businesses and municipalities. The company has approximately 8,700 financial advisors. Total client assets amount to $1.18 trillion. Public since 1983, the company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol RJF. Additional information is available at raymondjames.com.