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Richard E. Gormley

Lazard Freres & Co., LLC

New York, NY, USA


RICHARD E. GORMLEY, Managing Director

Richard Gormley is a Managing Director at Lazard Freres & Co. LLC where he leads the Alternative Capital Finance Group. Mr. Gormley’s responsibilities include the origination and execution of Private Investments in Public Equity (PIPEs), Registered Direct Offerings (RDs) and Private Placements; Lazard enjoys a leading market share in PIPEs and RDs.  He joined Lazard in 2006 from Cowen and Company where he was a Managing Director, Co-Head of the Private Equity Group. While at Cowen, Mr. Gormley started and built the firms PIPEs and RDs investment banking franchise focused on growth companies, having completed more than 100 equity and equity-linked transactions during his six year tenure at the firm. During his twenty-five year investment banking career, Mr. Gormley structured, marketed and closed private placement transactions approximating $8 billion for public and private companies across a variety of sectors; securities include registered and unregistered common stock, warrants and options, reverse merger public offerings, convertible debt and preferred stock, senior and subordinated debt and a variety of 144A securities.

Prior to Cowen, Mr. Gormley was a Managing Director and Global Head of Equity and Debt Private Placements and High Yield Origination at Rabobank International. Prior to Rabobank, he was a Director at Nesbitt Burns Securities, Inc. (and its predecessor companies, including Security Pacific/Burns Fry) where he started and managed the firm’s private equity investment banking effort. He began his career at Citibank’s North American Investment Bank.
Mr. Gormley is a frequent speaker on the PIPEs and RDs market and is a contributing author to the industry’s first definitive textbook, “PIPEs: A Guide to Private Investments in Public Equity” published by Bloomberg Press.

Cathedral College, B.A. (magna cum laude), Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, M.A.
 

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