Investment Banking Firm Cassel Salpeter & Co. Names Joseph “Joey” Smith Director

Joseph “Joey” Smith joins Cassel Salpeter & Co. as Director. He brings more than 20 years of middle-market investment banking experience and will foster new client relationships and integrate advisory services into existing relationships.

MIAMI — November 30, 2011  Cassel Salpeter & Co., LLC, a rapidly growing independent investment banking firm, recently hired Joseph “Joey” Smith to its professional staff in the role of Director. He brings more than 20 years of middle-market investment banking experience to the firm.

“Mr. Smith’s career spans over two decades and has given him hands-on experience working in the capital markets and the securities industry on an international scale,” said James Cassel, the company’s chairman and co-founder. “We’re looking forward to Joey fostering new client relationships, integrating our advisory services into existing relationships, and continuing to work with institutional quality, lower middle-market private and public companies on capital raising and sell-side engagements.”

Mr. Smith most recently held the position of senior vice president at Catalyst Financial and was previously a principal and head of investment banking for Capital City Partners and a principal and managing director for First Equity Corporation of Florida. Over the course of his investment banking career, he has worked with middle-market and small cap companies along with institutional investors, family offices, advisors, intermediaries, and high net worth investors.

About Cassel Salpeter & Co., LLC

Cassel Salpeter & Co., LLC is a middle market investment bank focused on providing independent and objective advice to middle market and emerging growth companies.   Our investment banking and advisory services include broad capabilities for both private and public companies: Mergers and Acquisitions; Restructurings, including 363 Sales and Plans of Reorganization; Equity and Debt Capital Raises; Fairness and Solvency Opinions; Valuations; and Financial and Strategic Advisory.

Our senior partners are personally involved at every stage of all assignments.  Our success is based on unbiased advice; understanding each client’s business objectives; providing value added services; and our extensive relationships and expertise.  We have forged relationships and executed transactions nationally and internationally.

Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Cassel Salpeter is led by James Cassel and Scott Salpeter. Member FINRA and SIPC.