Daily News: March 9, 2012

AltaCorp Capital Hires Caldarelli as Head, Debt Capital Markets

AltaCorp Capital Inc., a Canadian institutional financial advisory firm, announced it hired Jason Caldarelli to lead the firm’s Debt Capital Markets group as managing director. He will be based out of AltaCorp’s Toronto office. He will report directly to George Gosbee, chairman, president and CEO.

Prior to joining AltaCorp, Caldarelli was managing director, Leverage Finance in New York with Oppenheimer & Co., having moved over from CIBC World Markets after the sale of its U.S. investment banking business. Caldarelli began his career at CIBC, assuming various roles in corporate banking, mergers and acquisitions, private placements, sales and trading and debt capital markets.

“Jason represents a critical addition to our team as we increase our focus and expand our capabilities in the Debt Capital Markets,” said George Gosbee, president and CEO, AltaCorp Capital Inc. “This hire reinforces AltaCorp’s goal of growing into a top financial advisory firm in Canada by attracting the industry’s best financial experts.”

Within the last year, AltaCorp Capital has hired more than 30 people in both Calgary and Toronto, highlighting the firm’s strategic expansion plans.

AltaCorp offers a full spectrum of value-added financial and advisory services to corporations in varied stages of development, including corporate M&A; equity and debt financing; asset acquisitions & divestitures; institutional sales & trading; and institutional equity research.