Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL), an independent investment bank and financial advisory firm, established a debt capital markets group with the addition of Jason Sutherland, Olivier Lopez and Collin Supple. Sutherland and Lopez joined as managing directors and Supple joined as a vice president. All three bankers will be based in BGL’s Chicago office.

“Adding a new debt capital markets group reflects BGL’s commitment to continually build upon our existing platform and provide new product offerings for our clients. We are dedicated to helping our clients achieve their short- and long-term goals, and our new in-house debt capabilities will allow us to do that on a more comprehensive level. Jason, Olivier and Collin bring an exciting and valuable skill set to our firm,” according to a statement from BGL’s executive committee.

“BGL has a reputation for strong sector focus, creative solutions and a client-centered approach to transactions,” Sutherland said. “We are impressed with their bankers’ commitment to understanding their respective industries, listening to their clients’ objectives and delivering the best solution. We look forward to unlocking even more opportunities for BGL’s clients in the future, particularly given the expanding breadth of solutions available in today’s private debt markets.”

“BGL’s culture is built around client service and delivering value, not just in the final result but throughout the transaction process. We admire their approach and are excited to be on board,” Lopez said.

Sutherland and Lopez, both formerly directors in William Blair & Company’s leveraged finance group, each have 15 years of experience in banking and debt capital markets. Sutherland’s experience also includes various roles at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, while Lopez was a vice president at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan. Prior to joining Blair, Supple was an associate at NXT Capital and Kaufman Hall.

BGL’s new debt capital markets group is the fourth new practice the firm has added in a little more than a year. Since May of 2019, BGL also has established new practices in transportation and logistics, automotive and aftermarket, and engineered equipment.