Cassel Salpeter & Co. Announces Three Promotions

MIAMI – January 26, 2016 – Cassel Salpeter & Co., a middle-market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services, today announced three promotions: Philip Cassel and Chris Mansueto have been named vice president, and Laura Salpeter has been named associate.

“We are pleased to promote Phil, Chris and Laura as part of our commitment to cultivating the industry’s top talent and continuing to meet a growing client demand for our services,” said James S. Cassel, chairman and co-founder.

Cassel, with experience in consulting and private equity, provides assistance across all areas of the firm, from financial analysis to advisory services. Primarily, he guides clients through M&A and capital raise efforts and supports the firm’s fairness opinion advisory work.

Prior to joining Cassel Salpeter, Cassel worked for Rialto Capital, a real estate private equity fund. He also worked in the Turnaround and Restructuring Group at Alvarez & Marsal. Cassel earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, MA.

Mansueto has extensive experience in the valuation of companies, securities and intangible assets for financial reporting, tax planning, and internal planning
purposes. He has completed purchase price allocations, impairment testing valuations, derivative securities valuations, and equity valuations under complex capital structures.

He has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation offered by the CFA Institute as well as the Accredited Senior Appraiser designation in the area of business valuation offered by the American Society of Appraisers. Mansueto earned a master’s in business administration from Rice University, in Houston, and a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University, in Fairfax, VA.

Salpeter draws on her experience to provide thorough, efficient analysis of complex financial transactions. In this role, she contributes to the firm’s merger and acquisitions, fairness and solvency opinions, restructuring, and financial advisory services.

Salpeter is a member of both The Florida Bar and the District of Columbia Bar. Prior to joining Cassel Salpeter, she worked at Conrad & Scherer and Ephraim Roy Hess. She also clerked at the 17th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida in Broward County for the Honorable Judge Paul Backman. Salpeter received her master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Central Florida, in Orlando, FL, and her Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University, in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

About Cassel Salpeter & Co.

Cassel Salpeter & Co. is an independent investment banking firm that provides advice to middle market and emerging growth companies in the U.S. and worldwide. Together, the firm’s professionals have more than 50 years of experience providing private and public companies with a broad spectrum of investment banking and financial advisory services, including: mergers and acquisitions; equity and debt capital raises; fairness and solvency opinions; valuations; and restructurings, such as 363 sales and plans of reorganization. Co-founded by James Cassel and Scott Salpeter, the firm provides objective, unbiased, results-focused services that clients need to achieve their goals. Personally involved at every stage of all engagements, the firm’s senior partners have forged relationships and completed hundreds of transactions and assignments nationwide. The firm’s headquarters are in Miami. Member FINRA and SIPC. More information is available at