Guggenheim Securities Announces Hiring of Barry Blake to Expand Its Healthcare Investment Banking Group

Guggenheim Securities Announces Hiring of Barry Blake to Expand Its Healthcare                            Investment Banking Group  PR Newswire  NEW YORK, June 12, 2014  NEW YORK, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Guggenheim Securities, the investment banking and capital markets division of Guggenheim Partners, today announced the hiring of Barry Blake as a Senior Managing Director. Mr. Blake will focus on advising healthcare services companies and will commence work at Guggenheim in September 2014.  "We are very pleased to welcome Barry to the team," said Mark Van Lith, Head of Investment Banking at Guggenheim Securities. "Barry is a trusted adviser to his clients. Barry's strong relationships and deep sector expertise will contribute meaningfully to our healthcare franchise."  Most recently, Mr. Blake was the Head of Global Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions for Citigroup. Prior to that, he was in the M&A and Healthcare groups at JP Morgan and Lehman Brothers.  Mr. Blake has extensive relationships and experience in healthcare services. His recent transaction experienceincludes: Express-Scripts acquisition of Medco, Amsurg's acquisition of Sheridan Healthcare, the sale of Rehabcare Group to Kindred Healthcare, and Labcorp's acquisition of Genzyme Genetics.  Mr. Blake received his BS from Hendrix College and his MBA from Tuck School of Business.  About Guggenheim Partners  Guggenheim Partners is a privately held global financial services firm with more than $210 billion in assets under management. The firm provides asset management, investment banking and capital markets services, insurance services, institutional finance and investment advisory solutions to institutions, governments and agencies, corporations, investment advisors, family offices and individuals. Guggenheim Partners is headquartered in New York and Chicago and serves clients around the world from more than 25 offices in eight countries. For more information about Guggenheim Partners, visit www.guggenheimpartners.com.  SOURCE Guggenheim Partners  Website: http://www.guggenheimpartners.com Contact: Thomas S. Mulligan, Sitrick And Company, 310.367.6567, tmulligan@sitrick.com; Terry Fahn, Sitrick And Company, 310.788.2850, terry_fahn@sitrick.com