Daily News: January 17, 2013

Matrix Hires Newest Team Member, Announces Promotion

Matrix Capital Markets Group announced the addition of David M. Keys, CFA as vice president and the promotion of Cedric C. Fortemps, CFA to director.

Keys brings nearly a decade of middle-market M&A and principal investing expertise working with business and government services, IT and healthcare services companies. Past advisory experience includes positions with Harris Williams & Co. as VP and Piper Jaffray & Co. He also has operating experience as a co-founder of Creswell Partners.

“We are very pleased to have David as part of our team,” said Jeff Moore, managing director at Matrix. “His unique background and healthcare industry expertise will be a great asset as we continue to grow as a firm. We are thrilled to be prospering in this current environment and are proud that this past year has been the best in our 25 year history.”

Fortemps has been with Matrix since he started his investment banking career and is a member of the Matrix Energy and Multi-Site Retail Group (EMR Group) and the CFA Institute.

“It has been a very rewarding experience to have worked with Cedric as he has developed his investment banking career,” said Tom Kelso, managing director of the Matrix Energy and Multi-Site Retail Team. “Cedric’s creativity, dedication and leadership have played a significant role in shaping the success of the EMR Group, and he has brought tremendous value to our clients through his work.”

Matrix Capital Markets Group is a middle-market investment bank focused on providing merger & acquisition and financial advisory services for privately-held and private-equity owned companies.