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Pacific Crest Securities Establishes Investment Banking Presence in Europe

-- Adding 20-year Tech Advisory Veteran, Jonathan Stankler, to Lead Wholly-owned Subsidiary

PORTLAND, Oregon and LONDON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Crest Securities, the premier investment bank for technology, announced its expansion into Europe through the formation of wholly-owned subsidiary, Pacific Crest Securities UK, Ltd. The technology specialist firm has added longstanding investment banker, Jonathan Stankler, to lead the subsidiary from London.

Based in London for more than 20 years, Mr. Stankler has advised technology companies in a broad range of subsectors, including software, internet & digital media, communications and IT services. He has worked extensively across the U.K., Europe and Israel, completing several cross-border transactions involving U.S. technology companies over the course of his career. Prior to joining Pacific Crest in 2013, Mr. Stankler worked at KPMG Corporate Finance in London as a partner and European head of technology M&A. He was also a managing director and co-head of global technology investment banking at Dresdner Kleinwort and initially began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London as a manager in the firm's Corporate Finance practice. Mr. Stankler obtained his B.Sc. in computing and operational research from Leeds University in the U.K., gaining first class honors. He then attended Cambridge University, where he received his M.Phil. in computer speech and language processing and graduated with highest honors. Mr. Stankler obtained his M.B.A. from Bradford University, with an emphasis on corporate finance, graduating with distinction.

Pacific Crest Securities' prior advisory experience for European-based corporate clients includes the sale of Ubiquisys to Cisco, the sale of Instranet to Salesforce.com, and the sale of Emailvision to Francisco Partners in a "take-private" transaction. Pacific Crest has served as a Managing Underwriter in the initial public offerings of Criteo, Mail.ru and Yandex, and has participated in several other financing transactions for a number of Europe's other leading technology disruptors. Additionally, the firm has long been a leading provider of equity and thematic research and related brokerage services to the technology focused investment professionals in many of Europe's top mutual funds, family offices and hedge funds.

"Jonathan has been one of the most active advisors to technology companies across Europe over the past several years," said Scott Sandbo, Chairman and CEO of Pacific Crest.  "We're excited to have Jonathan join our team in London as a first step in our European expansion efforts.  While we have previously completed several transactions for technology's leading companies and investors in Europe, we are looking forward to significantly increasing our advisory and underwriting activities with Jonathan on board."

"I am very excited about joining Pacific Crest. In my mind, it offers a compelling and unique proposition to global technology companies.  With its sole focus on technology and deep sub-sector specialisation, leading the firm's investment banking expansion in Europe is a fantastic opportunity.  I'm looking forward to leveraging the unmatched capabilities of Pacific Crest to benefit my longstanding relationships in the technology community as they consider financing and strategic initiatives."

About Pacific Crest Securities

Pacific Crest is the premier investment bank for technology, operating at the leading edge, where global connectivity is fueling an unprecedented expansion cycle. We apply our unmatched knowledge of the drivers of value creation and our global network of relationships to technology's high growth sectors, such as global Internet, mobility, SaaS, cloud and big data, next gen infrastructure and alternative energy. Our clients - technology's foremost institutional investors and market leading companies – rely on us to achieve superior returns and gain competitive advantage from the seismic shifts occurring in technology. We have 200 employees and are headquartered in the United States, with offices in Boston, New York, Portland, San Francisco, Stamford, our wholly-owned subsidiary, Pacific Crest Securities, UK, Ltd., a Representative Office in Beijing and our Pacific Epoch office in Shanghai. We were founded in 1990.

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Pacific Crest Securities
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