Daily News: May 3, 2012

Helmes Joins FGI Capital as SVP/Head of Debt Placement

FGI Capital announced that David J. Helmes of Helmes Capital has joined as senior vice president leading its debt placement group. FGI Capital creates sourcing and origination platforms that specialize in placing debt. Clients are typically middle market companies that are looking for a one-source organization to help secure the best possible financing solution.

FGI said Helmes brings over 20 years of commercial financing experience to his new leadership role at FGI. With a diverse financial background of working for such firms as Credit Suisse, GE Capital and Bank of America along with several specialty finance companies, Helmes brings great insight, direction and financial expertise to both clients and lenders.

“We are proud to be bringing such a specialist on to our FGI team. David, with his vast experience and background, will be crucial to our continued growth and success,” says David DiPiero, president and CEO of FGI. “David will be at the forefront of expanding FGI Capital’s strategic relationships with numerous financial institutions throughout the world.”

New York, NY-based FGI Capital, a global private debt placement division of FGI, assists clients in obtaining capital. This Capital division specializes in finding creative working capital solutions for entrepreneurial and middle-market based companies.