New York, NY–(January 12, 2015) – Palladium Capital Advisors, LLC is proud to announce that 2014 was another record-breaking year for the firm. Highlights included a $50 million strategic mezzanine round for Conkwest, Inc., led by Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong; taking VBI Vaccines (NASDAQ:VBIV) public via reverse merger; and facilitating some two-dozen PIPEs and Private Equity transactions totaling more than $100 million.
In the past year, the firm added two senior members to its institutional sales team: Charles S. Lazar, who previously served as a Managing Director at Wilshire Associates and a SVP at Morgan Stanley, specializes in pairing institutional investors with top-tier management teams. Alfredo A. Alejo, brings 30 years of capital market experience to the firm, focusing on alternative energy and credit strategies.
PlacementTracker, the preeminent provider of data on the PIPE market, ranked Palladium Capital Advisors the #22 most active placement agent in the US by number of deals for 2014. PlacementTracker also ranked the firm as the #25 most active placement agent in the US for the 9 years since the firm became an active participant in the PIPE market in April 2006.
Joel Padowitz, Palladium’s CEO, commented, “I am humbled by our team’s success. A great deal of the credit goes to Michael Hartstein, the Head of our Investment Banking division, who ensured we added significant value to every engagement. I’m also thrilled to welcome Charles Lazar, Alfredo Alejo, and David Lax to the firm. We remain focused on providing premier investment banking services to emerging growth companies.”