Kingswood Appoints CEO And President For Investment Banking Division

Michael Madden, Contributing Editor & Research Analyst, Wealth Solutions Report

Kingswood Appoints Veterans To Lead Investment Banking Division, Plans To Grow Division And Provide Synergies To Advisors

Kingswood U.S. announced the hiring of Edward Tsuker and Ariel Imas as CEO and President of Kingswood Investments, respectively, who will be responsible for building out full investment banking and capital market services. Kingswood Investments is a division of Kingswood Capital Partners, part of Kingswood U.S.

Operating out of New York, Florida and Texas, Kingswood Investments focuses on providing capital to midmarket businesses that are undergoing financial, operational or market-driven change, supporting the firms with a network of internal and external resources. Team members at Kingswood Investments have, on average, over two decades of investment banking experience.

Ariel Imas, President, Kingswood Investments

“We are excited to continue Kingswood’s momentum with the expansion of our in-house investment banking and capital markets business,” said Michael Nessim, CEO, President and Managing Partner of Kingswood U.S. “Under Edward’s and Ariel’s experienced and steady leadership, Kingswood Investments will take advantage of opportunities to offer a new type of investment banking service to clients, while greatly adding to the overall growth of our organization.”

Kingswood Investments will build on their ongoing investment banking work specializing in raising capital for healthcare companies, including biotech and medical devices, natural resources and energy investments, and technology firms, while remaining open to other opportunities beyond these verticals.

Michael Nessim, CEO, President & Managing Partner, Kingswood U.S.

“We are in a unique position to expand our presence in the investment banking industry and be the firm of choice for midmarket organizations looking to access capital and take their businesses to the next level,” said Tsuker. “We get deals done properly by giving companies better terms. Based on our knowledge and experience, we understand the intricacies of financial modeling and really know what the cost of capital means.”

Prior to Kingswood, Tsuker served as Head of Capital Markets at WestPark Capital and EF Hutton and a Managing General Partner at Precision Capital Asset Management. Imas was Co-Head of Investment Banking at WestPark Capital, co-founded two firms and held multiple roles at EF Hutton.

Edward Tsuker, CEO, Kingswood Investments

Imas noted that Kingswood Investment “is poised to offer the resources of a globally recognized investment bank while elevating wealth managers in the Kingswood network. Meanwhile, our extremely experienced team and extensive relationships make us a force to be reckoned with. Being part of Kingswood U.S. gives us the stability, security and scale larger investment banks can claim.”

“Having a capital markets division in-house gives our financial advisors a unique opportunity to access high-quality transactions to create value for their clients,” said Nessim. “The synergies are terrific. Banking creates products that retail advisors can offer their clients. These liquid offerings, sold by prospectus, may be more appropriate for certain clients than highly structured and often illiquid alternative investments.”

Kingswood U.S. is part of the Kingswood Group, a network of wealth management firms overseeing more than $13 billion in assets under management globally, with 400 registered professionals.

Michael Madden, Contributing Editor and Research Analyst at Wealth Solutions Report, can be reached at mmadden@wealthsolutionsreport.com.

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