Guggenheim announces addition to healthcare investment banking group

Guggenheim Securities has announced the hiring of Barry Blake as a Senior Managing Director.

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, 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.

Blake has extensive relationships and experience in healthcare services. His recent transaction experience includes: 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.

Blake received his BS from Hendrix College and his MBA from Tuck School of Business.

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