SAN FRANCISCO, 4 February 2009 – ThinkEquity LLC, the leading growth-economy focused investment bank, is pleased to announce the creation of a new healthcare team with the hire of three senior analysts covering the sector. Jason Kolbert and Brian Skorney join from Susquehanna to cover biotech and Glenn Garmont joins from Broadpoint to cover healthcare services.

ThinkEquity chief executive, Greg Wright, said: “We regard healthcare and biotechnology as having a key role to play in the growth economy in everything from caring for an ageing population to disease treatment. These three senior hires are enabling us to build out our service offering to clients and selectively extend our stocks under coverage.”

Head of research, Randy Mason, said: “Jason, Brian and Glenn bring a wealth of healthcare analysis experience to ThinkEquity. We have been able to seize the opportunity to hire excellent talent to support our growth-economy focus at a time when many of our competitors are reducing their healthcare sector coverage. Our long-term and boutique view means we see significant and exciting future opportunities in this sector.”

Jason, Brian and Glenn will be based at ThinkEquity’s New York office.
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