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JPMorgan has hired Keith Canton to be the firm’s head of private capital markets, as the pace of pre-IPO financing accelerates.

Bloomberg News reports that Canton will focus on equity private placements across all industries and will report to JPMorgan’s co-heads of equity capital markets, Michael Millman and Jeff Zajkowski.

Canton joined from Barclays where he was most recently global co-head of private capital markets, according to the memo, which was confirmed by JPMorgan spokeswoman Jessica Francisco. Canton will be based in New York and will begin in August, the memo said.

In the meantime, Reuters reports that Barclays has hired Mark Garcia, a semiconductor specialist from Bank of America, in a move to help build out its team in one of the most active sectors of technology banking.

Garcia, a Managing Director, starts Monday in Barclays' Menlo Park, California office. He was at Bank of America for nine years.

JPMorgan Hires Keith Canton as Head of Private Capital Markets

Barclays hires semiconductor banker from Bank of America-source

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