Young America Capital Announces Appointment of Thomas M. Kane, Senior Managing Director

Young America Capital LLC (“YAC”) announced today that it has named Thomas M. Kane Senior Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking for Transportation and Energy. Mr. Kane brings over 35 years of experience. He has originated billions of dollars in shipping, aerospace, energy, technology and telecom projects over the course of his career. These projects include debt and equity capital raises, numerous purchase and sale-leasebacks, mergers and acquisitions and complex restructuring assignments. Prior to joining YA Capital Tom was a Managing Director at Chatsworth Securities where he led the Transportation and Energy Groups working on transactions between $25M to over $250M. Prior to Chatsworth Tom founded and was CEO of SSY Capital, the Investment Banking arm of Simpson, Spence & Young, the world’s largest privately held shipbroker. During his first fiscal year, he built a global team, originated and closed over $400M of leases and loans for numerous maritime companies in the U.S. and EMEA. Tom’s other notable career accomplishments include establishing the New York Office of Boeing Capital and heading Boeing’s Maritime team. Additional assignments include sales and managerial positions at AT&T Capital and CIT. Tom is a featured speaker at Industry conferences. He received his BA in Economics from The State University of New York. He holds FINRA licenses 63 and 82.

Mr. Kane commented: “I am excited to be part of a deeply client-focused organization and bring strong institutional focus to help broaden the Firm’s expertise and coverage in the ever-changing Maritime, Aerospace and the evolving Energy space. With a veritable network of relationships with capital providers (across all segments) not just in the US, but globally, this is a particularly opportune moment for YAC to extend into this industry vertical. We are well positioned to provide strategic M&A and capital raising capabilities to a variety of companies seeking to enhance their operating and competitive positions.

Young America will offer a full range of tailored investment banking services to clients across the various sectors of the industry including: Aerospace, Maritime and Energy service providers.

Peter Formanek, Managing Partner of Young America Capital said: “We are excited to have Tom join our team. He is a highly respected industry veteran with strong skills and contacts”.

About Young America Capital

Founded in 2000, the company is a New York based FINRA/SEC licensed independent investment banking and advisory firm which provides capital raising, M&A advisory and fund marketing services for companies and alternative investment fund managers. The company is comprised of a diverse group of investment banking professionals with particularly deep experience in Telecommunications, Media, and Technology; Lifesciences & Healthcare; Consumer; Maritime & Infrastructure; Energy, Cleantech; Financial Services & Fin-Tech, Real Estate and Latin America.

Media Contact:

Peter Formanek
914-777-0100
peter@yacapital.com

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