Specialist Advisory Boutique Valores Capital Partners Launched With Focus on Financial Services Sector

 Specialist Advisory Boutique Valores Capital Partners Launched With Focus on
                          Financial Services Sector

PR Newswire

NEW YORK and MUMBAI, India, Nov. 19, 2012

NEW YORK and MUMBAI, India, Nov. ^ 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Valores Capital
Partners LLC, a specialist boutique merchant bank with offices and senior
personnel in New York and Mumbai, is pleased to announce its formation.
Valores is focused on "high growth/high margin" businesses within the global
financial services sector and offers its clients high quality, independent
advice on M&A and strategic matters critical to their growth and success.

Within the financial services sector, Valores has a dual focus. One is the
global investment management industry and affiliated sectors such as
brokerage, financial technology and service providers to the investment
community including administrators/custodians, index providers and analytics
companies. The second is a broader financial institutions focus in India and
ultimately, developing Asia. Valores provides M&A and corporate finance
advisory services including private capital raising and also works selectively
with clients on high-level strategic issues.

Karamvir Gosal, the firm's founder and managing member, previously served as a
senior banker within the financial institutions groups at Jefferies, Credit
Suisse, and Putnam Lovell and advised on several U.S. as well as cross-border
transactions involving Asian financial companies. C.L. Handa, Valores'
managing director in India, previously was head of SBI Merchant Banking in New
Delhi, the investment banking arm of State Bank of India, the country's
largest bank. He also served as head of Southeast Asia for SBI and was
managing director at Sobhagya Capital, a leading Indian boutique investment

Hal Strong and Phil Maisano, two veteran investment management industry
executives, serve as senior advisors to Valores. Mr. Strong, an operating
executive with private equity firm Genstar Capital, is a former vice chairman,
COO and CFO of Russell Investments. Mr. Maisano is a former vice chairman and
chief investment officer at Dreyfus and chief investment strategist at parent
company BNY Mellon Asset Management.

"Faced with shifting investor preferences, heightened macro event risks and
uncertain and somewhat schizophrenic markets, investment managers are facing a
unique set of challenges," Mr. Gosal said. "Moreover, the higher growth and
savings rates and increasing share of world financial assets of the developing
markets, coupled with their unique market structures and nascent stage of
development has profound implications for global financial players,
particularly asset and wealth managers. With our deep domain knowledge,
extensive transaction and operational experience, broad network of
relationships, and on- the-ground presence in both North America and Asia,
Valores is well positioned to offer our clients strategic advice in both their
home markets and internationally. We're also delighted to offer our expertise
to clients attracted by opportunities in developing markets that are both
rapidly growing and highly complex to navigate successfully."

About Valores Capital Partners LLC

Valores Capital Partners is a global advisory boutique firm focused on the
financial services sector. With offices in New York and Mumbai, Valores
Capital Partners provides M&A, private capital raising and strategic advisory
services, focusing on the traditional and alternative asset management
industry worldwide, affiliated financial services sectors, and the broader FIG
industry in India and developing Asia. Securities related services offered by
our New York office through M&A Securities Group, Inc., member FINRA/SiPC.
M&A Securities Group and Valores Capital Partners LLC are not affiliated
entities. For more information, please visit our website at

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