Randy Crath Joins Evercore as a Senior Managing Director in its Oil and Gas Group
NEW YORK, June 11, 2014-- Evercore (EVR) announced today that Randy Crath has joined the Firm’s Investment Banking business as a Senior Managing Director in its Oil and Gas Group. Mr. Crath will focus on the acquisition and divestiture advisory business, in particular on providing advice to oil and gas companies regarding the acquisition or sale of international exploration and production assets. He will be based in Evercore’s office in Houston, Texas.
Mr. Crath most recently was a Managing Director for Scotia Waterous, focusing on international oil and gas acquisitions and divestitures, where in the past 4 years he has advised on over $20 billion of transactions for companies including Chevron, Ecopetrol, KNOC, Petrobras and Sinopec. He has worked in a variety of international corporate finance positions at Scotiabank since 1984, with the past 10 years focused on international A&D.
Roger Altman, Evercore’s Executive Chairman, said, “Randy has a strong reputation as a leading advisor to many of the largest multinational oil and gas companies on acquisitions and divestitures of exploration and production assets. We have had extraordinary success with our energy team, and Randy, along with our oil and gas colleagues in Europe, Mexico and Brazil, will help us build on our momentum outside of North America.” Ralph Schlosstein, Evercore’s CEO, said, “We have built a leading oil and gas advisory practice, and Randy is an important addition to our global capabilities in this sector. We expect that Randy and his team will be able to leverage our substantial team of 56 dedicated oil and gas bankers and technical professionals worldwide.”
Randy Crath said, “Evercore’s success in the oil and gas sector has been remarkable. Their reputation for integrity and providing exceptional advice, along with their large, highly talented team of bankers and technical professionals, will enhance the services and advice I can provide to my clients.” Mr. Crath has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University, Ontario, Canada.
Evercore is a leading independent investment banking advisory firm. Evercore’s Investment Banking business advises its clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, public offerings, private placements and other strategic transactions and also provides institutional investors with high quality equity research, sales and trading execution that is free of the conflicts created by proprietary activities. Evercore’s Investment Management business comprises wealth management, institutional asset management and private equity investing. Evercore serves a diverse set of clients around the world from 21 offices in North America, Europe, South America and Asia. More information about Evercore can be found on the Company’s website at www.evercore.com.
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