Richard F. NeJame Joins Firm to Expand Capital Structure Advisory Practice
England & Company, a leading independent investment bank, announced today that Richard F. NeJame has joined the firm to enhance its Capital Structure Advisory Practice, focusing on corporate restructuring and special situations. Mr. NeJame brings over 25 years of experience advising leveraged and distressed corporate clients, as well as institutional, private equity, and other investing clients. During his career, Mr. NeJame has executed over $100 billion in aggregated transaction value in over 80 deals.
Based in its New York office, Mr. NeJame will work with the England Debt Advisory practice, expanding the firm’s coverage of issuers and creditors for special situation financings and distressed M&A transactions. As with the broader debt advisory effort, Capital Structure Advisory will be coordinated with England’s experienced industry bankers who are focused on business services, consumer, energy, healthcare, industrial & infrastructure, and technology & media.
“While the U.S. economic picture looks promising, the sustained period of higher interest rates created a complex set of challenges for many companies that could linger for the next few years,” said Craig England, CEO of England & Company. “Rich’s restructuring experience and industry reputation enhance our capability to provide clients the highest quality services in both ideal and challenging circumstances.”
“I am excited to join England & Company, as it provides an outstanding, independent advisory platform for me to expand the scope of their debt advisory practice,” said Mr. NeJame. “With the evolving market for leveraged credit, there is a greater need for investment banks that can complement restructuring expertise with new capital solutions. I look forward to working with my new colleagues to deliver on these capabilities on behalf of established and future clients of the firm.”
Mr. NeJame started his career at Alex. Brown & Sons, where he became an integral part of the team that established the restructuring group at Lazard Frères & Co. He later led restructuring groups at Gleacher & Company and Oppenheimer & Co. Most recently, Mr. NeJame was a Senior Managing Director at B. Riley / FocalPoint prior to joining England & Company. Mr. NeJame earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.