Mizuho Hires Stancel Riley as Head of Financial Sponsors Group

December 13, 2018

New York, December 13, 2018 – Mizuho Americas today announced that Stancel Riley has joined the firm as a Managing Director and Head of its Financial Sponsors Group. Based in New York, Riley reports to Keith A. Wargo, Co-Head of Corporate and Investment Banking in the Banking Division and will advise private equity firms on investment transactions and liquidity events.

“Stancel is an extremely capable banker who will lead the continued growth of this important business for the firm,” said Wargo. “His proven ability as a skilled and resourceful deal maker fits in well with Mizuho’s mission to provide financing stability in underwritten transactions and a content-driven approach to partnering with financial sponsors.”

This hiring follows the recent additions of financial sponsors Jeffrey Tuckel, Robert Minikes, and Joseph Flores, as well as bankers Andrew Karnovsky and Angela McCracken, serving the automotive and energy sectors respectively, and Heidi Sandquist and Stephen Robb covering the consumer sector.

Riley has 20 years of investment banking experience, the last 14 of which were at Wells Fargo, as Managing Director of their Financial Sponsors Group. He received a BA from Davidson College and an MBA from Duke University.

About Mizuho Americas

Mizuho Americas is a leading financial institution comprising several legal entities, which together offer clients corporate and investment banking, financing, securities, treasury services, asset management, research and more. With professionals in offices throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Chile, Mizuho’s operations in the Americas connect a broad client base of major corporations, financial institutions and public sector groups to local markets and a vast global network. Learn more at mizuhoamericas.com.

Mizuho Americas is an integral part of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MFG). Mizuho Financial Group is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, offering comprehensive financial and strategic services including private banking and venture capital through its subsidiaries. The group has over 900 offices and 60,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA, and Asia. As of December 31, 2017, its total assets were $1.8 trillion. Learn more about Mizuho Financial Group at www.mizuho-fg.com.

For inquiries, please contact:

Jim Gorman
Director, Media Relations, Mizuho Americas
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Laura London
Assistant Vice President, Media Relations, Mizuho Americas
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P.J. Kinsella
Paragon Public Relations
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