Pacific Crest Securities Strengthens Investment Banking Team

         Pacific Crest Securities Strengthens Investment Banking Team  Firm Names Rodd Langenhagen and Tom Olivier as Managing Directors with Focus on Software and Technology-Enabled Services  PR Newswire  PORTLAND, Ore., May 31, 2012  PORTLAND, Ore., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Pacific Crest Securities, the premier investment bank in technology, today announced the addition of Rodd Langenhagen and Tom Olivier to the firm's software investment banking team. They join as Managing Directors in the firm's Boston office.  Mr. Langenhagen and Mr. Olivier collectively bring more than 30 years of technology-focused investment banking experience, most recently as long-time members of Morgan Keegan Technology Group and its predecessor Revolution Partners. They have advised on dozens of transactions including buy-side acquisitions, strategic sales, financings, divestitures and joint ventures for public and private companies, both domestically and internationally. They join David Spitz and Michael O'Hare as senior members of a software investment banking team which over the last year has completed public offerings, private placements and M&A transactions for clients such as AppAssure, ExactTarget, Splunk and TOA Technologies, among others.  "The addition of Rodd and Tom to our growing investment banking group is part of our key objective to extend the team in software where we believe there are significant growth opportunities," said Scott Sandbo, Chairman and CEO of Pacific Crest Securities. "We exclusively focus on the high-growth segments of technology and some of the most significant and exciting innovation is happening in this sector. Rodd and Tom are deeply involved in the software ecosystem and bring significant expertise and relationships in the space."  For the past 9 years, Mr. Langenhagen has worked at Morgan Keegan Technology Group. As a Managing Director, he completed deals with Microsoft, WebMD, Symantec, Trend Micro, GTE, Texas Instruments, the Carlyle Group and others. He received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and earned a BSE in Engineering, magna cum laude, from Princeton University.  Prior to Pacific Crest, Mr. Olivier was with Morgan Keegan Technology Group for 11 years. Mr. Olivier was also a Managing Director and advised on various transactions involving companies such as Citrix, Cree, Excel Switching, McData and NEC. He received his J.D., with honors, from George Washington University and bachelor of science degree in economics from Boston College.  About Pacific Crest Securities  Pacific Crest is the premier investment bank for technology, operating at the leading edge, where global connectivity is fueling an unprecedented expansion cycle. We apply our unmatched knowledge of the drivers of value creation and our global network of relationships to technology's high growth sectors, such as global Internet, mobility, SaaS, cloud and big data, next gen infrastructure and alternative energy. Our clients-- technology's foremost institutional investors and market leading companies -- rely on us to achieve superior returns and gain competitive advantage from the seismic shifts occurring in technology. We have 175 employees and are headquartered in the United States, with offices in Boston, New York, Portland, San Francisco and Stamford, and International offices in Beijing and Taipei, as well as our Pacific Epoch office in Shanghai.  Media Contact: Jen McBee Pacific Crest Securities 503.248.0721  SOURCE Pacific Crest Securities  
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